Dr. Martin L. Johnson
Martin L. Johnson, Ed.D. is former Associate Dean for Research, Urban and Minority Education in the College of Education, UMCP, and founder of the Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education. He is also a professor of Emeritus of mathematics education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, where he served as chair from 1994 to 2001. Dr. Johnson holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from Morris College in Sumter, SC. He earned an M.Ed. and Ed.D. in mathematics education from the University of Georgia, Athens. Prior to graduate school, he taught middle and high school mathematics and science. Dr. Johnson joined the University of Maryland in 1971 after a year at Rutgers University. His research interests include mathematics learning in minority and young children. He has authored and edited numerous articles and books on mathematics curriculum, including such publications as the college level mathematics methods book, Guiding Each Child's Learning of Mathematics: A Diagnostic Approach to Instruction (with Robert Ashlock, John Wilson, Wilmer Jones); K-8 elementary school mathematics textbooks, Mathematics In Action; How Primary Children Think and Learn (with Patricia Campbell in I.M.Carl [Ed.]), Seventy-five Years of Progress: Prospects for School Mathematics; and Changing the Faces of Mathematics: Perspectives on African Americans (with Marilyn Strutchens and William Tate [Eds.]). Dr. Johnson is the recipient of various prestigious awards, including the Distinguished Minority Faculty Award from the University of Maryland. In 1989 he was named Maryland Mathematics Educator of the Year; in 1995 he was bestowed the Award of Excellence from the Black Faculty and Staff Association at the University of Maryland; and in 2005 he was named a Model of Excellence for the University of Maryland.
Dr. Stephanie Timmons-Brown
MIMAUE Executive Director
Stephanie Timmons-Brown, Ph.D. is Executive Director of the Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education. She earned her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in education policy from the University of Virginia and holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley. Her most recent appointment before joining the Institute was as State College Coordinator at the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). In that position, she provided programmatic and fiscal oversight of the College Preparation Intervention Program (CPIP)—the higher education portion of the Maryland Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) plan. Prior to her work in education, Dr. Brown was a senior financial analyst for Sony, analyzing $800 million of earned revenues against detailed forecasts and budgets for several domestic and international markets. She was also a senior auditor for an international certified public accounting firm.
Tamika R. Montgomery-Smith
MIMAUE Program Manager
Tamika R. Montgomery-Smith, M.S. is the Program Manager for the Maryland Institute for Minority Achievement and Urban Education. Mrs. Montgomery-Smith holds an M.S. in human service administration and a B.S. in psychology. Prior to joining the MIMAUE staff, she was a seventh grade English teacher in Anne Arundel County. As the Program Manager, Mrs. Montgomery-Smith provides programmatic and administrative leadership for the full implementation of the Institute programs. Mrs. Montgomery-Smith is passionate about decreasing the achievement gap and is committed to the advancement of minority students.