Andrew P. Johnson was a 1976 graduate of Grantsburg High School in Grantsburg, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin River Falls where he graduated with a B.S. degree in Music and Speech-Communication. After getting his elementary teaching license, he taught 2nd grade in River Falls, Wisconsin from 1983-1986. He went on to teach 1st grade in the Twin Cities area and also spent three years teaching back in the Grantsburg, Wisconsin.
He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Literacy Education in 1997. He is currently Professor of Holistic Education at the University of Minnesota, Mankato. His professional studies include spiritual intelligence, psychology, transpersonal psychology, holistic intelligence, educational
philosophy, creativity, literacy, and learning theories. His personal studies include
spirituality, world religions, Gnosticism, and early Christianity. In the last ten years his personal and professional worlds have merged. He is the author of eight books and more than 30 academic articles.
He lives in North Mankato with his wife, Dr. Nancy Fitzsimons and their dogs Mickey and Emmet.