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Academic Leadership

Connie Johnson, Ed.D.

Chief Academic Officer and Provost

Tampa, Florida, Chicago and Colorado

Top academician. Practical educator. Former broker.

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  • Ed.D., Education / Organizational Leadership, Nova Southeastern University (2010)
  • MBA, Management, Nova Southeastern University (1991)
  • BS, with honors, Criminal Justice, Florida State University


Dr. Connie Johnson’s role is Chief Academic Officer, working with both online and ground degree programs. She has oversight of academic and student affairs, including faculty, curriculum, student advising, registrar’s office, prior learning assessment and learning center.

Dr. Johnson has worked in academics for over 20 years, including the roles of faculty (ground and online), program chair, vice president of academic affairs, and vice president of student affairs. Dr. Johnson is a trained peer evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission, is participating in the ACE Chief Academic Officer program, and is a member of the CTU Board of Trustees.

Prior to joining the world of higher education, she was a licensed stockbroker for ten years. Her first career out of college was as a probation officer in South Florida.

Academic Specialization/Focus at CTU

Academic and Student Affairs

  • Why are YOU IN?

    I am in because education creates opportunity, and CTU provides relevant education that students can use in their lives immediately.

  • What is your teaching philosophy?

    My teaching philosophy has always been to aspire to excellence and enjoy the process of learning. Also, if you are having challenges with any of the courses during your program of study, please reach out to your instructor. We are here to serve our students.

  • Aside from higher education, what else are you passionate about?

    I love sports and athletics, and exercise all of the time, including walking outdoors. My family is very important to me and I stay very engaged in the lives of my two sons who are 20 and 17. I love movies and dancing.

  • Publications
    • Johnson, C. (2013). Technology in the Classroom for Personalized Learning, Posted March 18, 2013
    • Johnson, C. (2013). Six Reasons to Go Global, Posted March 6, 2013
    • Johnson, C. (2013). 3 C’s to Ensure Success in the Classroom, Posted February 11, 2013
    • Johnson, C. (2012). Holding Academic Leadership Accountable, Posted November 15, 2012
    • Johnson, C. and Dulabaum, N. (2011). An Innovative Model for Guiding and Mentoring Faculty: Online and Face to Face. Presentation SLOAN-C conference, Orlando, Florida.
    • Johnson, C. (2011). American Intercontinental University and MyFoundationsLab. Presentation Pearson Publishing Divisional Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.
    • Johnson, C. (2010). A Mentoring Program for College Freshman at Risk : An Evaluative Study, Applied Dissertation. Nova Southeastern University.
    • Johnson, C. (2010). Shifting the File Paradigm: Moving Multiple Campuses from Paper to Electronic Files to Improve Efficiency and Student Customer Service. Presentation AACRAO Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Professional memberships
    • 2012-Present. Member ACE American Council on Education (ACE)
    • 2012-Present. Member Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA)
    • 2012-Present. Peer Evaluator Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
    • 2011-present. ACBSP
    • 2008-2010. NASPA
    • 2007-present. Member of AACRAO
  • Research interests
    • Adaptive Learning and Technology in the Classroom
    • Improving Student Retention and Persistence
    • Effective Academic Leadership
    • Supporting students who may be at risk of dropping out of college
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