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Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6

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Johnson, M.S.

Phone: 903.233.3914

  • Department Chair, Engineering Technology

  • Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology


  • M.S. Eastern Michigan University – Engineering Project Management, Design and Manufacturing Emphasis, 2014
  • B.S. Engineering Technology– Mechanical Concentration, LeTourneau University, 1994




LeTourneau University

Associate Professor, Engineering Technology



HDR Engineering

Project Manager and Civil Designer



CASI Systems

Field Engineer and Design Engineer for Material Handling Systems

Courses Taught

  • ENGR1513 – Intro to Engineering Practice
  • DSTC1203 – Computer Aided Drafting and Design
  • DSTC1413 – Technical Design Elements
  • DSTC3433 – Solids Modeling
  • GETC3323 – Modern Manufacturing Methods
  • CVGR3813 – Design Elements for Civil Engineers

Research Interests

  • First Year Engineering Projects
  • Engineering Student Retention
  • Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Graphics

Advising & Sponsoring

  • Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Baja Club


I love all things LeTourneau University! My life was changed in so many positive ways as a student here that when God called me to teach it was a “no brainer” decision to come back to my alma mater to help mold and train the next generation of engineers. My teaching specialization is engineering graphics and I desire for students to gain confidence in their graphical skill sets making them a more effective engineer. My experience in both the mechanical and civil engineering industries uniquely qualifies me to teach all the various engineering disciplines taught at LETU and I especially enjoy introducing real world problems into the classroom.


I am a champion of Engineering Technology (ET). The degrees earned at LETU provide a broad range of tools that our employers are seeking. I firmly believe that the ET degree is an excellent pathway for students with a technical mindset to earn a degree and make an immediate impact in the engineering industry.


When I’m not spending time at home with my wife, Stephanie, of 20+ years or my 2 kids you can probably find me out mountain biking some epic single-track on the trails around East Texas. I really love being outdoors, whether camping, hiking, backpacking, river rafting, snow skiing or anything else possible in God’s awesome creation. These activities refresh and recharge me and ultimately bring me closer to my Savior.

Selected Publications

  • Johnson, J, Niemi, A, “Six Years of Freshmen Retention Efforts: Where Are We Now?” for the ASEE Annual conference, 2017
  • Johnson, J, Niemi, A “A First-Year Attrition Survey: Why Do They Say They Are Still Leaving? For the ASEE annual conference, 2015
  • Johnson, J, Niemi, A, "Management and Assessment of a Successful Peer Mentor Program for Increasing Freshman Retention" for the ASEE annual conference, 2014.