Cindy Johnson

Faculty

Cindy Johnson is a Professor of Biology, Environmental Studies and African Studies. She is a self-proclaimed "plant pusher" with passion for plant biology, ecology (particuarly East African savannas) and the importance of plants in our world.   Cindy has lived in Tanzania (Fulbright Scholar), climbed Kilimanjaro and led many safaris to Tanzania.   She is at home in the wide open spaces of the Serengeti. Cindy teaches Conservation Biology, Plant Systematics, Organismal Biology, Environmental Justice and the Natural History of Tanzania. Cindy's research is in plant conservation, particularly the rare genus of ferns, moonworts (Botrychium).  'Moonwort Madness' is a disease common among Cindy's students that results in an obsessive interest in these bizarre ferns.  Cindy also has a strong interest and admiration for trees, the magnificent Baobabs of Africa among her favorites.

"Any good poet, in our age at least must begin with the scientific view of the world, and any scientist worth listening to must be something of a poet, must possess the ability to communicate to the rest of us his sense of love and wonder at what his work discovers." -- Edward Abbey

Education

B.S. Bemidji State University, M.S. Iowa State University, Ph.D. Iowa State University


Courses Taught

BIO-102 (Organismal Biology), BIO-102 (Organismal Biology Lab), and BIO-377 (Plant Systematics w/Lab)

Past
Synonym Title Times Taught Terms Taught
BIO-377 Systematics Lab 23 2019/SP, 2016/SP, 2014/SP, 2008/SP, 2007/SP, 2006/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
BIO-102 Organismal Biology 15 2017/SP, 2015/SP, 2013/SP, 2012/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2005/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
BIO-245 Conservation Biology 14 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
BIO-245 Conservation Biology Lab 14 2016/FA, 2015/FA, 2014/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2011/FA, 2007/FA, 2006/FA, 2005/FA, 2004/FA, 2003/FA, 2002/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
BIO-102 Organismal Biology Lab 10 2017/SP, 2016/SP, 2015/SP, 2009/SP, 2008/SP, 2004/SP, 2003/SP, 2001/SP, 2000/SP, and 1999/SP
BIO-371 Diversity Lab 8 2004/FA, 2002/FA, 2000/FA, and 1999/FA
ENV-103 Interpreting Spring Landscape 6 2016/SP, 2015/SP, and 2014/SP
ENV-101 Interpreting Fall Landscape 6 2015/FA, 2014/FA, and 2013/FA
FTS-100 FTS:Environmntl Justice 5 2016/FA, 2013/FA, 2012/FA, 2008/FA, and 2007/FA
BIO-268 Career Exploration 2 2000/SU and 1999/SU
IDS-243 Earth Care/Adaptation 1 2017/FA
IDS-245 Religion/Ethics/Socchg 1 2017/FA
IDS-247 Capstone Project-India 1 2017/FA
IDS-246 Human Rights/Econ Just 1 2017/FA
IDS-144 ST:Digging In 1 2017/SP
BIO-106 Winter Ecology 1 2012/JN
BIO-392 Biology Research 1 2000/SP
Courses prior to Spring semester 1999 are not displayed.