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College of Education and Professional Studies

Faculty Profile

Craig Johnson, Ph.D., P.E.


Contact Information
Phone(509) 963.1118

Hogue HT 203J

MET 351Metallurgy & Material Sci
MET 489 A/B/CMET Senior Project
MET 382Plastics and Composites
MET 483Ceramics and Composites
MET 257Casting Processes
ETSC 312Applications in Strength Matls
ETSC 457Advanced Foundry












In the News

  • Craig Johnson was recognized in 2012 as the American Society for Engineering Education, Pacific Northwest Section “Outstanding Teacher.”
  • Craig Johnson was recognized in 2011 as the American Society for Engineering Education, ZONE IV “Outstanding Campus Representative."


  • Worked in the aerospace industry, and is a pilot.
  • Dr. Johnson participated in Science Talent Search and International Science Fair
  • Research interests include materials and process development.
  • Dr. Johnson is the Foundry Educational Foundation ‘Key Professor.’


Craig Johnson joined Central Washington University in 1996 and participated in securing ABET accreditation for the Mechanical Engineering Technology Program.  His professional engineering licensure in Materials Engineering compliments his recognition as a Foundry Educational Foundation ‘Key Professor’.   He has held leadership positions in the American Society for Engineering Education.

Selected Works

Johnson, CH., Monrow, J, Minasyan., “Recycle Processor for Commercial Aircraft Wing Trimmings,” THERMEC’ 2018, Paris, France, 2018.

Johnson, CH., Hortman, M., “Water Rocket Design,” NSF ATE Materials Technology (MatEdU) Module (, 2017.

Johnson, CH., Pringle, C., “Application of Life Cycle Analysis to Systems in an Introductory Materials Course”, ASEE Annual Conference, 2015.

Johnson, CH., Pringle, C., “Creation of a New Advising Metric to Develop Viable Independent Senior Projects”, ASEE Annual Conference, 2015.

Johnson, CH., Pringle, C, Davis, N, “Measuring the Impact of Internships on Design Skills Using a Materials Activity,” ASEE Annual Conf. 2013.

Johnson, CH., “Table-top Panel Fab”, , 2012

Johnson, CH., “Asynchronous Use of Educational Videos”, ASEE Annual Conf, 2011

Johnson, C.H., “Effectiveness of Video in Casting Education”, ASEE Annual Conf, 2010

Johnson, C.H., “Casting Castings”, National Educators Workshop, ASEE Annual Conf, 2008 (MatEd ATE Module)

Johnson, C.H., “Composite Column Design/Test Lab”, National Educators Workshop 2007, ASEE Conf, 2008

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