M.S. in Computational and Applied Mathematics, Emory University, 2005
B.S. in Mathematics and Computer Science, Xavier University of Louisiana, 2000
Professor Kiandra Johnson is a Senior Instructor of Mathematics at Spelman College in Atlanta -- she lives to see her students have “aha” moments in class.
Kiandra is a first-generation college student and a teacher and a mentor by nature.
A native of New Orleans, Kiandra majored in Mathematics (with a minor in Computer Science) at Xavier University of Louisiana. She then received her Master’s from Emory University in Atlanta, with a concentration in Applied Mathematics.
Kiandra began her teaching career at the high school level in Georgia but knew from the time she was an undergraduate that teaching college students, especially first and second year students, was her ultimate goal. She often found herself tutoring and guiding classmates and finding ways to make material relatable (even for friends who weren’t Math majors).
She’s been teaching for more than fifteen years at Morehouse College, Philander College, and now Spelman College. She also led the Nuclear, Material, and Space Sciences Summer Program at Morehouse for nine years, helping ambitious students develop their interests in mathematics and science and prepare for their college careers.
Kiandra spends most of her time outside the classroom with her husband and son -- she also dances, cheers on her New Orleans Saints, and explores the hiking trails around Atlanta.