DepartmentDepartment of Chemistry, Physics and Engineering (CPE)
Biola AffiliationsFaculty
Office LocationLim Center 320



  • Ph.D., Colorado State University
  • M.A., Biola University
  • B.S., California State University, Long Beach


Dana Johnson teaches General Chemistry and Biochemistry I, along with the Organic Chemistry labs. In the past, he has taught all the various iterations of the Organic Chemistry lectures. His student populations center on the B.S. in Chemistry, B.S in Biochemistry and the Pre-Health Biology majors. Johnson’s research interests include assessing learning styles and success of the student in a first-semester organic chemistry class with the goal of influencing organic chemistry pedagogy. Johnson is also the Chemistry, Physics and Engineering Pre-Health advisor through the Office of Health Professions Advising, led by Harvey Havoonjian. He advises first-year pre-health majors, and focuses on advising pre-dental and pre-pharmacy students. Johnson enjoys integrative discussions in his classroom, drawing inferences of origin from the structural arrangement of organic and bio-organic molecules.


  • "The Categories of Jonathan Edwards’ Natural Philosophy Applied to Organic Chemistry: An Integrative Example" D. E. Johnson
  • “A Protein Grafted HRSV Fusion Protein Mimic" D. E. Johnson and A. J. Kennan (submitted)


  • CHEM 105 General Chemistry I
  • CHEM 120 Principles of Organic and Biochemistry
  • CHEM 301 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHEM 311 Organic Chemistry Labs I
  • CHEM 312 Organic Chemistry Labs II
  • CHEM 411 Biochemistry I
  • CHEM 412 Biochemistry II
  • CHEM 430 Advanced Organic Chemistry

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Chemistry
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