Dr. Kimberly Johnson is a career educator of nearly 30 years and has been engaged in the field of education at the K-12 public, private and parochial levels as well as at the college and university levels, respectively. Most recently Dr. Johnson served as a District Principal with a private faith based international school system that employed cutting edge technology to deliver rigorous self-directed curriculums for students in grades 3 through 12 in an online modality. In 2012 Dr. Johnson was appointed as the founding Dean of the School of Graduate Studies at the University of West Los Angeles where she was the chief academic officer for the newly developed online Master of Science in Administration degree program. She is also an adjunct professor at Grand Canyon University where she instructs at the Master and Doctoral levels and serves on various dissertation committees and supervises student teachers during their field work experience.
Dr. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Missouri – St. Louis, a Master of Arts degree in Teaching from Webster University, and a Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. In 1998 Dr. Johnson was inducted into the respected “Who’s Who among American Teachers” directory, and in 2000 and 2001, respectively, she was nominated for a Disney American Teacher Award. Dr. Johnson is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a community service organization focused on being of positive impact in underserved communities.
Additionally, she deeply cares about animal rights, the environment, politics, the ongoing effort to advance and impact efforts towards the advancement of teachers pay at the K-12 level as well as the stabilization of class sizes, standardized testing reform, access to quality educational services in all communities at all academic levels, and workforce development issues at the post-secondary level.
Dr. Johnson is the author of “How Three University of California Schools Responded to Minority Faculty Recruitment after the Implementation of Proposition 209” and “At 25: Reflections in Poetry.”