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Johnson, Missy

Dr. Melissa (Missy) Johnson

Academic Director

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Educational History

Doctor of Education, Bethel University, 2020

Masters in Contemplative Education, Naropa University, 2010
Masters in Classics, University of Colorado, 2004
Bachelors in English Literature, Minnesota State University Moorhead, 2002

Why I Choose to Work at Nova

As a Classicist, Nova’s model of education was a natural choice for me as an educator. I hold the teaching of grammar, logic, rhetoric, and values in high regard for learners of all ages. Nova’s community model is inspiring, and I hope to bring thoughtfulness and openness to the Great Conversation.


I love to read, cook, practice yoga, walk the dog, and play bass guitar.