Biography“I enjoy the dynamic landscape of online higher education, and I embrace my responsibility to guide learners toward mastery of knowledge and skills and to instill a passion for lifelong learning."
Dr. Lisa Marie Johnson is an Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Ashford University. She has been involved in distance learning initiatives at the higher education level in a variety of roles since the 1990s. After earning her Master’s in Education from Georgia State University, she spent several years teaching, designing, and developing online programs in higher education in the United States, and then achieved her PhD in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Design and Online Learning from Capella University. She has taught and designed for fully online delivery since 2002. “I enjoy the dynamic landscape of online higher education, and I embrace my responsibility to guide learners toward mastery of knowledge and skills and to instill a passion for lifelong learning.” Dr. Johnson believes that digital and information fluency as well as being savvy with technologies for the web are essential skills needed to thrive personally and professionally in our ever increasingly connected world. She encourages online learners to persist in their goals, and “remember that formal learning is never as much about intellect or ability as it is about one’s willingness to commit to the joys, burdens, and sacrifices of the learning process.” Dr. Johnson’s primary research interests include adult learning theory and methods with technology, the culture and community of online learning, universal design for online learning, models and methods for the analysis, design, development, implementation, and evaluation of effective online learning, as well as organizational anthropology and pattern analysis.
Dr. Lisa Marie Johnson, College of Education, has accepted an invitation to continue in her role as Co-Chair of the WICHE Conference on Educational Technology (WCET) Common Interest Group on “Academic Integrity and Authentication”. Dr. Johnson will serve as co-chair with Matthew Prineas, Ph.D. (University of Maryland University College) and Luke Dowden, Ed.D. (University of Louisiana at Lafayette).