March 22, 2019 – Cypress, CA – Trident University International (Trident) has appointed Dr. Jill Johnson as Associate Dean, Glenn R. Jones College of Business, effective Monday, March11th. She has instructed at Trident since 2011, teaching courses in business technology, business communication, and political science.

Dr. Johnson’s leadership roles in academia include Acting VP of Academic Affairs, Department Chair, and Associate Dean at Argosy University, Campus President at National American University, and Academic Director at the Art Institutes of Minnesota.

Dr. Johnson has displayed a career-long commitment to student success, which is consistent with the mission and values of Trident. We are excited to welcome her to the Trident community.Dr. Debra Louis, Dean, Glenn R. Jones College of Business

During her time in higher education Dr. Johnson has displayed a hands-on approach and students-first attitude. She has assembled a resume that includes experience with developing new programs, overseeing accreditation and assessment processes, curriculum development, serving as a dissertation chair, and teaching at the bachelors, masters, and doctoral levels.

Dr. Johnson has conducted academic research centering on student success, especially in underserved populations. She has been invited to present research at the Midwest Qualitative Research Conference and participated in a roundtable for college presidents at Oxford University. Additionally, she testified before the Minnesota House Finance Committee on challenges of grade retention in 2011.

Dr. Johnson earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of St. Thomas, a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Hamline University in Saint Paul, MN, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She also holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology from Argosy University.

About Trident University 
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online post-secondary university serving adult learners. Trident developed the Trident Learning Model, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance student’s lives and careers. Trident offers high-quality bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Visit, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at 800-579-3197 to learn more about Trident’s wide range of program offerings.