Tarrant County College adjunct faculty member Amy Johnson will receive one of four scholarships given by Texas Woman’s University at the 12th Annual Virginia Chandler Sykes Leadership Award luncheon on Feb. 20.
At the luncheon, Johnson will present her research on the trafficking of young children in the United States and in Cambodia. Johnson wants to educate parents and adolescents on the dangers of traffickers. She also wants to work with aftercare facilities, both in the U.S. and Cambodia, to discover the most effective methods to promote healing in children who have been rescued from trafficking.
“I am extremely flattered to receive this scholarship. My department is filled with amazing students, so to be chosen is quite an honor,” Johnson said. “I have learned more than I thought possible, and I continue to learn every day.”
Johnson, who is maintaining a 4.0 GPA in her pursuit of her Ph.D. in Child Development and Family Studies, will complete her doctorate by spring 2015 and plans to become a professor. She has been an adjunct instructor in Child Development at TCC’s Northeast campus since 2009. She has a bachelor degree in English from San Diego State University and a Master of Arts in education curriculum and instruction from Chapman University. A member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi and Golden Key International Honour Society, Johnson has been awarded the TWU Graduate Student Scholarship four times.