Paul Johnson PhD
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Paul Johnson, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics at Graceland University, prepares future secondary mathematics and science teachers. In his doctoral degree program, Dr. Johnson researched quantum computer algorithms and wrote his thesis, Contributions to the Hidden Subgroup Problem, extending the type of subgroups that can be identified using a quantum computer.
In the 1980s, Dr. Johnson began his teaching career in Illinois as a high school physics teacher. While working on his master’s degree in math education, he found enjoyment in some graduate math courses he was taking and decided to complete his PhD in mathematics at the University of Iowa. He left from teaching high school at that point.
Dr. Johnson’s outside interests include playing classical, blues and rock music on his guitar. He also enjoys science fiction books and movies.
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