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.
Lisa Johnson, PhD
Dr. Lisa Johnson has served the students of Ashford University in the College of Education as an Assistant Professor since April 2012. Working from the Denver, Colorado and San Diego, California campus locations and, since 2014, in an off-site faculty position, Lisa designs and instructs courses primarily in instructional design and technology for both graduate and undergraduate programs. She participates in a variety of workrgoups and taskforces and has served as a Faculty Senator and Institutional Effectiveness Council Chair, Program Chair, and the honorary role as Instructional Design Specialist assisting Bridgepoint Education and Ashford University administrators and collaborating with faculty and staff teams across the entire university with enhancements and innovations in the curriculum and instructional design policies, processes, and procedures. Lisa has been involved in distance learning initiatives at the higher education level in a variety of roles since the 1990s, including faculty, staff, and administrator. After earning her Master’s in Education from Georgia State University, she spent the next decade teaching, designing, and developing online programs in higher education in the United States and achieved her PhD in Education with an emphasis in Instructional Design and Online Learning from Capella University. An experienced professional in online learning, Dr. Johnson says she enjoys “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 is committed to proactive challenge solving and research initiatives that inform the design of effective, engaging, and empowering learning experiences for all learners as well as technology-enhanced learning strategies for advancing human potential.
Dr. Lisa Johnson has been instrumental in the design and development of multiple programs within the College of Education. She has won awards for her role as faculty and continues to be active beyond the classroom by presenting at conferences, a regular peer reviewer for research journals, and publishing in journals and books, including the Journal of Applied Instructional Design the Sage Encyclopedia of Online Learning. Stay up to date with Lisa’s accomplishments from the CV and other pages of her website.