Dear Dr. Bullock:
I have known Dr. Jalin Johnson in several capacities within Brandman University during the past five years.
First, Dr. Johnson and I have served as members of the Dissertation Committee of a former colleague and executive at Brandman University – Dr. Ram Singh. Dr. Johnson was a strong contributor to Dr. Singh’s learning process and reflective feedback. The questions posed by Dr. Johnson following Dr. Singh’s proposal defense and final defense presentations were insightful, carefully probing Dr. Singh’s assumptions, observations and conclusions. Her suggestions were delivered clearly but with collegial gracefulness.
I have also served with Dr. Johnson as a member of the School of Business and Professional Studies’ Public Administration, Human Resources and Organizational Leadership Curriculum Team (PAHROL CT). Dr. Johnson continues to demonstrate her commitment to the highest standards in course design. The contributions that she has made in the (re)design of her own courses, along with the ideas that she has shared with PAHROL CT colleagues who surfaced their own proposed curriculum changes, were substantial and delivered with care and an ongoing commitment to continuous improvement.
Finally, during the past few months, I have been privileged to serve with Dr. Johnson as a member of the Brandman University Chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW). In addition to serving in an active capacity as a facilitator within our Chapter, Dr. Johnson has been in the forefront of communicating to our members the importance of responding to the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) call for higher education institutions to “…fulfill the promise of American Higher Education by promoting diversity and equity.”
To summarize, Dr. Johnson communicates with eloquence, persuasiveness and passion. She continues to actively serve the needs of Brandman University’s students, faculty colleagues, and the institution as a whole. She is energetic and continuously displays a collegial and collaborate communications style. She has also been gifted with the ability to communicate complex concepts in a manner that enables rapid assimilation and understanding.
I believe that Dr. Johnson fully deserves elevation to the role of Associate Professor, and I’m honored to share my perspectives on her capabilities.
Samuel J. Bresler, Ph.D., SPHR, SHRM-SCP, CCP
Special Assistant to the Provost
Associate Dean for Student and Faculty Affairs
School of Business and Professional Studies
Professor, Human Resources and Business Administration