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Sam Johnson (ND '97)

Associate Professor/Grant Specialist

Lake Region State College
Devils Lake, ND

Subject(s) taught: English/Language, Humanities

At the time of the Award, Sam Johnson was:

Media Services Director
Devils Lake High School
Devils Lake, ND

Biographical Information

Sam Johnson is currently an associate professor of English and Humanities and curriculum and grant specialist at Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, North Dakota. He also serves as director of the Northern Interscholastic Press Association at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, the largest high school journalism program in the Midwest. Prior to these positions, Mr. Johnson was the media services and technology director at Devils Lake High School in Devils Lake, which he helped turn into one of the state's leading schools for education technology. Through state and federal grants, he developed a state-of-the-art telecomputing lab known as the Global Classroom, featuring 25 computers and a high-speed T1 Internet connection. The Global Classroom was the first of its kind in the state and has served as a model project for other schools. The Global Classroom became part of a community-wide computer network that Mr. Johnson developed for central North Dakota. In the area of video broadcast technology, Mr. Johnson created the School and Community Public Program Channel, through which students produce and broadcast original programming and footage of school and community events over the local access channel.

Additional Information


1973 University of North Dakota, B.A.

English & Humanities, Technology, Distance Learning, Curriculum Design, Professional Development