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Dr. Johannah Baugher

Dr. Johannah Baugher



Brown Hall 227


660.562.1561 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 2017

Associate Professor

Graduate Reading Program Coordinator


  • Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis; University of Missouri-Columbia
  • M.S.Ed. in Reading; Northwest Missouri State University
  • B.S.Ed. in Elementary Education; Northwest Missouri State University
  • Associate of Arts and Associate of Arts in Teaching; North Central Missouri College

Courses Taught

  • 62-112 Developmental Foundations
  • 62-113 Professional Learning Community I
  • 62-220 Designing Integrated Curriculum Part I
  • 62-221 Literacy in the Elementary School
  • 62-223 Delivering Integrated Curriculum Part I
  • 62-322 Literacy Assessment and Intervention: Theories and Techniques
  • 62-601 Literacy-Based Assessment & Analysis
  • 62-604 A Survey of Literacy Professionals & Practices
  • 62-650 Graduate Elementary Literacy Practicum
  • 62-695 Literacy Capstone

Academic Interests

  • Literacy Methods
  • Diagnostic Assessment and Remediation
  • Instructional Planning
  • Dyslexia
  • Adult Literacy Programs
  • Implications of Low Literacy on Local, State, National, and Global Scales

Scholarly Activity

  • Presenter (2019, October). “A Story of Programmatic Redesign with Quality Matters in Mind.” Quality Matters Connect Conference, Grapevine, TX.
  • Presenter (2016, November). “Liberation for All:  The Search for Wholeness Through Literacy.” North Central Missouri College, Trenton, MO.
  • Doctoral Dissertation (2016, May). A Model Literacy Framework for Adult Learners:  Analyzing the Impact of a Component-Skills Approach.  University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO.
  • Baugher, J. D. & Seeger, V. N. (2022). Redesigning literacy – Our story. Educational Considerations, 48(1), 1-10.
  • Baugher, J. D. (2021). Stories of adult learners’ paths to reading – the search for wholeness through literacy. Exploring Adult Literacy, 1-10.
  • Kiene, D. & Baugher, J. D. (2021). Quantitative analysis of the effectiveness of intentional reading interventions among striving reading in grades k-2. The Missouri Reader, 1-18.
  • Baugher, J. D. & Singleton, E. B. (2021). Perceptions of low literacy among teacher candidates. Educational Renaissance, 10(1), 14-21.
  • Baugher, J. D., Gray Smith, L., & Haughey, J. P. (2020). Pushing our comfort zone: A journey through diverse clinical experiences. In D. Polly (Eds.), Preparing quality teachers – Advances in clinical practice. Information Age Publishing.
  • Baugher, J. D. & Akins, R. N. (2020). Teaching literacy: A puzzle-based approach. The Advocate, 26(1), 1-11.