James Johnson | Minneapolis College of Art and Design

James Johnson

Portrait of James Johnson


Director of Online Learning, Adjunct Faculty
MEd, University of Minnesota

James Johnson is a teacher, developer, and data geek. He is currently the Director of Online Learning at the MCAD where he explores making, teaching, and learning through technology. He holds a masters degree in education from the University of Minnesota, and undergraduate degrees in mathematics and computer science.

James has taught both online and face-to-face since 2001. He began his career teaching high school students the magic of mathematics through a fusion of play, problem solving, and collaboration. At MCAD, teaches Web Development as part of the online MA in Graphic and Web Design program.

James has worked as a web developer for nonprofits including Johns Hopkins, the Foundation Fighting Blindness, and Forecast Public Art. He resides in charming Chaska, MN with his husband and their three rambunctious kitties. In their spare time, they love to travel, hike, garden, and make things with code. (Well, James does at least. The kitties don't do much coding.)