Dr. Julie Johnson Named as Founding Chief Academic Officer of Faculty Guild

JOHNSON BRINGS EXTENSIVE HIGHER EDUCATION EXPERIENCE TO OVERSEE THE DEVELOPMENT AND ADVANCEMENT OF FACULTY ENGAGEMENT AS A KEY DRIVER IN IMPROVED STUDENT OUTCOMES

ARLINGTON, Va. – September 12, 2017 — Faculty Guild, an educational services organization offering personalized professional development to help higher education faculty members improve their own teaching and result in better student outcomes, has named Dr. Julie Johnson as its founding chief academic officer.

Through professional facilitators, a community of peers, and easy-to-use online software, faculty members have an opportunity to consider their own teaching choices through a prism of research-based quality teaching practice. The company’s approach is based on six years of research, development, application and analysis, led by Dr. Gail Mellow, president of LaGuardia Community College.

“Julie is a national leader in designing and implementing innovative student success programs,” said David Yaskin, CEO of the company. “With her firsthand experience helping states and higher education systems examine approaches to improving student outcomes, she is the ideal person to introduce new ways of thinking about the connections between pedagogy and student outcomes.”

In this role, Johnson will apply her background in higher education instruction, administration and policy at institutional, state and federal levels to lead the company’s services to support faculty and transform the field of faculty development to be more connected to student success.

Johnson most recently served as vice president of strategy for Complete College America, a national non-profit focusing on state-level policy, advocacy and technical assistance to improve college completion for public higher education. She also served as the founding deputy CEO for the University of the District of Columbia Community College. She has been an adjunct faculty member at the undergraduate and graduate levels, most recently as a professorial lecturer of education at The George Washington University.

Johnson received her Ed.D. in Educational Policy Studies from The George Washington University and an Ed.M. in Higher Education from Harvard University. She received her B.A. in English from Azusa Pacific University and studied in an honors program at Keble College, Oxford University.