2022 Young Alumni Rising Stars

Dr. Joslyn Johnson ('17)

Joslyn Johnson YARS 22

Dr. Joslyn Johnson

Ph.D. Adult, Professional, and Community Education
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Assistant Dean, Student Development and Career Initiatives

With over ten years of student and academic affairs experience, Dr. Joslyn Johnson is a trailblazing leader in higher education. She has supported residence life, career education, student success and diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Dr. Johnson has been recognized as a thought-leader in the field as a Career Leadership Collective Fellow, National Inclusive Excellence Leadership Academy Fellow, and a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory. Dr. Johnson currently serves as a cabinet member of the College of Literature, Science and the Arts at the University of Michigan, is an instructor in Stanford’s Continuing Studies Program, and operates as a consultant to national organizations, helping them rethink diversity, equity, and inclusion strategies.

Dr. Johnson's professional affiliations are with NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers), SENG (Supporting the Social and Emotional Needs of the Gifted), International Ombudsman Association, Women of Color in Career Services, and NASPA (National Association of Student Personnel Administrators). In 2019, she received the Gregory Boardman Student Affairs Team Impact Award from Stanford University. In 2020, she received the Gold award in Equity, Inclusion, Social Justice and the overall Silver Award for the 2020 NASPA Excellence Awards.

Dr. Johnson completed her Ph.D. in Adult, Professional, and Community Education at Texas State University in 2017. Her research explored the life-long, life-wide, and life-deep experiences of high potential individuals who experienced a sense of purpose and career success in early adulthood. Her research led to several academic recognitions, including awarding the Top Research Paper at Texas State University’s International Research Conference and the Graduate Research Award, awarded by the Adult Education Research Conference.