Biography

Holding a Ph.D. In Intercultural Education (from Biola University, CA), Dr. Johnson has worked in international environment for over 10 years and taught in higher education for over 16 years. He did his dissertation research on cultural change in educational leadership in Ukraine. Dr. Johnson has an extensive teaching experience with over 300 university courses, including more than 150 taught entirely on-line. His successful track record of instructions to students includes such areas as Organizational Development, International Business, HRM, International Management, and English/Communications. His international teaching experience includes such countries as USA, Ukraine, Thailand, China, the Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Lithuania, Switzerland, Kenya, Uganda, Ethiopia etc. Apart from teaching as an Adjunct Faculty, Dr. Johnson also chairs dissertations and supervises students completing Master’s degrees. By the end of year 2014, 20 doctors graduated under his supervision; one of them – Dr. David Duran – received the Quantitative Dissertation of the Year award at the University of Phoenix (2012). Dr. Johnson also mentors and evaluates adjunct faculty in course development and teaching; participated in evaluation and recruitment of over 800 Faculty Candidates across U.S.A. Since 2009 he serves as a Peer Reviewer on the Higher Learning Commission, assisting it in its accreditation processes, sharing his knowledge of and direct experience with higher education and dedication to educational excellence.

Dr. Johnson has been recognized and awarded Honorary Doctorate by Leonid Kravchuk, former President of Ukraine in conjunction with Dragomanov National Pedagogical University.

In addition to his successful academic career, Dr. Johnson is also Co-founder of three companies and Senior Partner/Director of Business Development at Precedent Academics, an Indianapolis based company which services Universities, publishes textbooks and supplements with a focus on Adult Learners.

Dr. Johnson developed 4 courses, is the co-author of 7 books including The Old Paths or A New Way: Perspectives on the Conservative Holiness Movement (2014); Perspectives on the History of the United States (2012); The Recruiting and Acculturation of Adjunct Faculty (2011); Perspectives on International Business: A Collection of Readings. (2nd ed.) (2011); Understanding Global Business: A Collection of Readings (2005); Leading Organizations Through Change: A Collection of Reading (2004); Global Issues and Change, a supplemental text for Associate and Bachelor business students in Global Business courses (2004).

He also wrote numerous peer/non-peer reviewed articles on Management and Leadership, most recent of them are:

  • ohnson, J. S. (2014). Успіх у бізнесі: перешкоди та стимули на шляху українських бізнес-леді [Barriers to successful entrepreneurship for women in Ukraine], Ukrayinskyy socium, 4(51), 52-64. Retrieved from http://www.ukr-socium.org.ua (in Ukrainian)
  • Buko S., Garten E., & Johnson J. (December, 2013). Barriers to successful entrepreneurship for women in Ukraine. Studies of Changing Societies: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Focus, 4(10), 2013, 90-104. http://www.scsjournal.org
  • Johnson, J. (2013, November 18). Interview: Entrepreneurship for women in Ukraine: insights. Posted at Ukrainian management portal (in Ukrainian). Available at: http://www.management.com.ua/interview/int361.html#1
  • Johnson, J. (2012) Faculty development trainings for online programs: case study of doctoral program of Walden University. Published in V.V. Oliynyk (ed). Proceeding of the 3rd international scientific conference Theory and Practice of distance learning in post-graduate education. Kyiv, Ukraine: NAPN, pp.17-18 (In Ukrainian)
  • Buko, S., Johnson J., & Kalynychenko, I. (2011). Perspective on the role and quality of online education in the system of higher education : case study of the United States. (Proceedings of the International Conference “Distance education in Ukraine. Information and education environment in the distance learning system of educational institutions: innovative and psychological aspects, November 2-4, 2011, Kharkiv, Ukraine). – Kharkiv.: «Miskdruk», 2011. – p. 291-295
  • ohnson, J. (2011). The role of online learning in the system of higher education: case study of the United States. Theory and Methods of Educational Management, (7). Retrieved from: http://umo.edu.ua/katalog/545-elektronne-naukove-fahove-vydannja- qteorija-ta-metodyka-upravlinnja-osvitojuq-vypusk-7-2011

Dr. John Spencer Johnson

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