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Connie Johnson, Ed.D.


Profile | Connie Johnson, Ed.D.

Top academician. Practical educator. Former broker.

Areas of Focus

  • Academic and Student Affairs


  • 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 is Colorado Technical University's (CTU) chancellor, leading the areas of accreditation, assessment and institutional effectiveness. During her time at CTU, Connie has led regional and programmatic accreditation initiatives, thought leadership initiatives, adaptive learning technology research and implementation, and leading academics effectively through change.

Connie has served in higher education for over 30 years with experience in online and campus teaching, administration, and leadership. Additionally, Connie has extensive experience in regional accreditation, curriculum implementation, and faculty training and development. She is a trained peer evaluator and team chair for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), has completed and served as a facilitator in the ACE Chief Academic Officer Institute, served on the Board of Directors of Association of Chief Academic Officers (ACAO). Additionally, Connie serves as a member of the Every Learner Every Where (ELE) Network. Connie’s area of research and scholarship is in the areas of adaptive learning and faculty implementation of digital tools. Her educational background includes a Doctorate of Education, organizational leadership emphasis (2010), and a Master of Business Administration in management (1991) from Nova Southeastern University; and a Bachelor of Science with honors in criminal justice from Florida State University.


  • Dziuban, C., Howlin, C., Moskal, P., Muhs, T., Johnson, C., Griffin, R., and Hamilton, C. (2020). "Adaptive Analytics: It’s About Time," Current Issues in Emerging eLearning: Vol. 7 : Iss. 1 , Article 4.
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  • Johnson, C. & Sloan, A.M. (2020, April 6). Adaptive Learning: Implementation, Scaling, & Lessons Learned. Educause Review.
  • Johnson, C. & Sloan, A.M. (2020, February 24). CTU Mobile Messenger: Communication with Faculty through Texting. OLC Insights: The OLC Blog.
  • Dzubian, C., Evans, D., Johnson, C., Moskal, P., Howlin, C (2018). “Adaptive Learning: Context and Complexity .” ementor Emerging eLearning, 5 (77).
  • Dziuban, C., Howlin, C., Moskal, P., Johnson, C., Parker L., & Campbell, M. (2018). Adaptive learning : A stabilizing influence across disciplines and universities. Online learning, 22(3), 7-39.
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  • Johnson, C., Zone, E. (2018). Achieving a Scaled Implementation of Adaptive Learning through Faculty Engagement: A Case Study.” Current Issues in Emerging eLearning, 5 (1).
  • Dzubian, C., Evans, D., Johnson, C., Moskal, P. (2017). “Adaptive Learning: A Tale of Two Contexts.” Current Issues in Emerging eLearning, (1).
  • Johnson, C, (2016). Student Driven Mobile Application Design: A Case Study. Educause Review, September 19, 2016,

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