Craig Johnston

Former Assistant Professor, Forest & Wildlife Ecology

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Craig Johnson (Eta Cohort), Assistant Professor in the Department of Forest & Wildlife Ecology, incorporates a classroom assessment technique known as “muddiest point” into his Decision Methods for Natural Resource Managers course.

In his class, Craig uses this technique by asking students to tell him the most unclear or confusing point from the material presented. He finds that this is a simple way to assess where his students are struggling and where he could do a better job describing the material. He uses the answers to refocus subsequent lectures on the “muddiest points” and to adjust assignments to provide emphasis on those subject areas.

Outside of the classroom, Craig investigates the relationship between forest management and its potential for mitigating climate change. He is mostly concerned with forest economics and management, the international trade of forest products, and issues related to renewable energy systems.