Dr. Joanna Simpson
Dr. Joanna Simpson is the Director of Academic Programs and an Associate Professor at Grand Canyon University, in Phoenix, Arizona. After nearly ten years as an inner-city high school English Teacher, Dr. Simpson made the move into higher education. She has spent the last several years teaching literacy, reading and gifted education courses to pre-service and continuing teachers. She has extensive experience in writing curriculum for initial certification and advanced degree programs and has served as a director of urban and reading programs. Her areas of research and expertise include gifted education, adolescent literacy and differentiated instruction with a focus on marginalized populations.