Stacey Margarita Johnson
Assistant Director for Educational Technology at the Center for Teaching
Stacey is the Assistant Director for Educational Technology at the Center for Teaching. She also holds an appointment as a Senior Lecturer of Spanish in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, is Affiliated Faculty in the Center for Second Language Studies, and Adjunct Faculty in Peabody College’s Master’s program in English Language Learners.
In Fall 2019 Stacey will be teaching SPAN 1101: Elementary Spanish I. In the SLS program, Stacey often teaches SLS 6030 – Foreign Language Learning and Teaching, a methods-oriented course that explores principles and practices of teaching a second language with concentration on recent interactive and communicative models of foreign language instruction. Stacey also occasionally teaches SLS 7040 – Second Language Acquisition: Current Theories and Research, a graduate seminar that explores second language development from the perspectives of cognitive and sociocultural theories. You can check out some of Stacey’s students’ work on the course blog Second Language Studies.
Stacey has also taught in the Peabody School of Education in the English Language Learners program. For the last several years, she has taught EDUC 6580 – EFL Methods, a course that explores the methods and classroom practices that best support foreign language learning in international contexts. Most recently, she was able to teach EDUC 3720 – Principles for Teaching ELL Students, a course for non-ELL education majors that prepares them to understand and support English language learners they may have in their classrooms.
Stacey’s research interests include classroom practices, hybrid/blended instruction, and adult language learning including transformative learning and the development of intercultural competence. Her first book, Hybrid Language Teaching in Practice: Perceptions, Reactions, and Results, co-authored with Berta Carrasco, was published in March 2015, and her second book, Adult Learning in the Language Classroom, came out later that same year. Currently she is working on two projects: a study of adjunct language faculty’s professional development and her third book, co-authored with Claire Knowles with expected publication in 2019, about the potential of a problem-based model for language and culture instruction.
Stacey’s hybrid teaching experience and expertise in educational technology are central to her CFT role supporting Vanderbilt instructors as they explore how Brightspace and other online learning platforms can be more effectively used to enhance student learning. She also works with language faculty in support of language teaching on campus.