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Doctor of Philosophy: Human Sciences - Florida State University (2001)

Graduate Certificate of Studies: Gerontology - Florida State University (1998)

Master of Science: Human Nutrition - Mississippi State University (1974)

Bachelor of Science: Home Economics (Dietetic Option) - Mississippi State University (1971)

Associate degree: Biology - Coahoma Junior College (1969)

Professional Experience

Executive Director, FVSU Head Start

Project Director, FVSU Pre-K Program Grant

Center Sponsor for CACFP Grant, Bright from the Start: Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning

Member, Board of Directors, L.E.A.P., SciencePrep Think Tank (in collaboration with Florida State University: Charter Member, FCS-DIA Distance Education Alliance).

Services Offered/Area(s) of Expertise

  • Childhood obesity
  • Community health
  • Nutrition education
  • Quality of well-being of rural southern elderly
  • Family financial planning
  • Product development

Honors & Awards

  • Silver Circle Award for 25 years of Service, American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • FVSU Faculty of the Year Award (2004)
  • Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges (2001)
  • Seminole Torchbearers Leadership Award (2001)
  • Dissertation Research Award (2000)
  • Jewell L. Taylor National Fellowship (1998)
  • Evening Optimist Can Do Award for Volunteerism (1989-1991; 2003-2004)

Research Interests

  • Food Product Development
  • Food Safety and Sanitation
  • Nutrition Education
  • Childhood Obesity
  • Family Financial Planning
  • Quality of Well-being of Rural Southern Elderly


  1. Rehm, M.L., Allison, B.N. and Johnson, L.D. The Internet and Critical Issues for Families. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences Education, 21 (2): 33-41, 2003.
  2. Johnson, L., Hunt, S., Conteh, D., "Sensory Responses to Sweet Potato Convenience Products," Hortscience 22(5): 977, October, 1987.
  3. Johnson, L.D., Sweet Potato Recipes, "Sweet Potato Extravaganza" Made at Home Show, The Fort Valley College Cooperative Extension Program and Marion County Extension Service, September, 1987.
  4. Johnson, L.D., Goat Product Recipes, Agricultural Research Station, August 1986.
  5. Brecht, P., Johnson, L.D., Gonzales, R., “Tomato Fruits That Resist Ripening”, The Cornell Publications Vol. XXX, No. 304 (Autumn-Winter, 1974).