Dr. J

Available for Hire | Educator, Academic Leader, Manager of Training and Development, Corporate Trainer | Writer, Author | Expertise: Adult Education, Higher Education, Distance Learning, Organizational Development, Corporate Learning

Dr. Bruce A. Johnson has been working in the field of higher education and distance learning since 2005, with roles that have included Chief Academic Officer, online instructor, college instructor, and online faculty development specialist. Dr. J has also acquired significant experience with instructional design and curriculum development, having developed hundreds of online courses for bachelors, masters, and doctorate programs.

Dr. J has also published over 180 online articles related to adult education, higher education, distance learning, online teaching, and career development. Prior to working in the field of higher education, Dr. J worked in a corporate environment as a manager of a training and development team.

Dr. Bruce A. Johnson is a professional writer, resume writer, learning and development consultant, social media strategist, and career coach. Dr. J founded Afforded Quality Writing in 2003 and has written hundreds of resumes every year in most industries, utilizing a skill set based approach to highlight the best of each person's career.

Please see Dr. J's resume below.

Dr J

Higher Education Background

Experience with traditional college education and distance learning programs, including leadership roles held in higher education. Dr. J has extensive experience working with student success programs, at-risk students, and non-traditional students.

Academic Leader

Served as Chief Academic Officer and Dean for Aston International University. Held leadership roles with University of Phoenix, involving online faculty development.

Academic Educator

10+ years of online teaching experience, teaching undergraduate and graduate business, business management, adult education, and teaching with technology classes.

Faculty Development Specialist

Trained and Mentored New Faculty:

  • Spent two weeks training and preparing the new faculty for their role as an online instructor.
  • Trained new faculty members by assisting them as they learned the required policies and procedures, and set up a first class to teach.
  • Mentored new faculty as they taught their first class, preparing weekly feedback and reports, monitoring the class for instructional effectiveness and meeting the required standards.

Evaluated online faculty through a peer review process:

  • Reviewed all aspects of the course, including the course syllabi and adherence to school policies.
  • Also, examined the class to ensure it was in compliance with accreditation guidelines.

Faculty Workshop Facilitator: Inspired faculty to improve their facilitation practice by leading online faculty workshops, with topics ranging from best practices to effective communication in a virtual environment, along with specific topics that included providing meaningful feedback, cultivating engaging discussions, and implementing classroom assessment techniques. Facilitated the following partial list of online faculty developmental workshops:

  • Policy & Procedure Basics, Critical Thinking, Feedback that Makes a Difference, Facilitation, Grades & Feedback, New Students, Faculty Refresher, Tone, Classroom Assessment Techniques

Faculty Developmental Workshop Facilitator: Coached faculty members who were assigned to a developmental workshop for corrective action as a result of performance issues identified during a class audit or peer review.

Curriculum Development Experience

Extensive experience developing courses and curriculum for graduate and undergraduate programs, including faculty materials, presentations, and assessments.

  • Developed BA, MBA, and DBA programs for Aston International University.
  • Extensive experience developing instructor-led materials for corporate training classes, including facilitator guides, participant guides, presentations, and assessments.

LMS Experience

Worked with online classroom platforms that include WebCT, eCollege, Canvas, Sakai, Moodle, Educator, Desire2Learn, and Blackboard.

Served on Leadership Committees

Leadership committees included: Accreditation Review and Readiness, Student Success, and Academic Preparedness.

Advanced Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D.  Specialization: Postsecondary & Adult Education, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota (May 2010) 4.0 GPA

Certificate: Training & Performance Improvement, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2005) 4.0 GPA

Master of Science, Education. Specialization: Postsecondary and Adult Education, Capella University, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2004) 4.0 GPA

Master of Business Administration (MBA), University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ (2000) 3.87 GPA

Scholarly Contributions:

Published Journal Article: The Journal of Asynchronous Learning Networks (JALN), Vol. 18, No 3 (2014), October 2014, ISSN 1939-5256

Conference Presentation: Transformation of Online Teaching Practices through Implementation of Appreciative Inquiry: 21ST Annual Online Learning Consortium International Conference, October 14, 2015

  • Published Author: Getting Down to Business: A Handbook for Adjunct/Part-Time Faculty Who Teach Business (Part-Time Press, 2015)
  • Published Author: Transform Online Teaching: Expert Strategies and Essential Resources Every Educator Needs (CreateSpace, 2016)
  • Published Author: Appreciative Andragogy: Taking the Distance Out of Distance Learning (CreateSpace, 2013)

Authored: 180 online articles related to adult education, distance learning, online teaching, and career development.

Research Interests: Adult Education, Distance Learning, Online Teaching, Critical Thinking, Appreciative Inquiry

Corporate Training Experience

10+ years of organizational learning and development experience, including Manager of Training and Development.

  • Successfully managed a team of six Corporate Trainers who worked all three shifts.
  • Responsibilities included curriculum development, managing schedules, overseeing the training department budget and inventory.
  • Recruited, interviewed, and trained new Trainers.
  • Managed project development for new courses and curriculum.
  • Evaluated new training requests and scheduled development based upon priority levels.
  • Conducted Train the Trainer sessions: One-on-one and through classes and workshops.
  • Conducted classroom observations and prepared trainer evaluations.
  • 30% of training classes were procedural in nature and 70% of classes were related to soft skill development.

Contact Dr. J:

Phone Number: 636-795-4137

Email: PROFBRUCE@att.net

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrBruceAJohnson

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drbruceajohnson/

   Dr. J's Resume, References and Recommendations, and Teaching Philosophy Statement are provided below.