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, March 11th. 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.
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 postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and careers of students. Trident offers high-quality bachelors, masters, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and has over 32,000 alumni, including more than 27,000 with a military affiliation. The University has received multiple acknowledgements from Military Times, Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools, and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to military-affiliated students. Visit www.trident.edu, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at to learn more about Trident’s wide range of educational options.