Dr. Jálin B. Johnson (she, her) learned early on that advocacy requires altruism. Maintaining an active dedication to community equity and service to others, has allowed her to remain committed to this principle.

As a mentor and as an advocate for womxn, community & health equity, members of the armed services, and members of the global majority, she continues to focus on transformational justice and stewardship.

Through efforts including the Advocating for Equity Initiative, serving as a Chair for Doctoral Dissertation Committees, the development of several dozen J.E.D.I. centered Advisory Initiatives and Strategic Initiatives, Cross-cultural & Inter-cultural driven facilitation and consulting practices and the Insufferable Academics Podcast, Dr. Johnson aims to walk in service.

Within the Academe

Having served as an inaugural Vice Chancellor of Equity & Inclusion / Senior Diversity Officer and creator of the proprietary & groundbreaking OEI J.E.D.I. Day, she has remained dedicated to altruism, life-long learning and supporting students. Dr. Johnson has worn many hats during her tenure in education that combine her leadership, data-informed guidance and academic acumen.

In addition to having served as an inaugural Institutional Review Board (IRB) member, her CV includes long standing service as a dissertation chair and committee member at institutions including UMass Global, the University of LaVerne (ULV) and the University of Southern CA.

In her role as Full Professor and faculty mentor, she had the privilege of serving as the lead facilitator of biannual Faculty trainings, geared towards professional development and career education advancement. Her collaborative efforts in this area have been shared within interdisciplinary settings during presentations she has given with colleagues at the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) conferences, and other educational settings. Additionally, she has had the opportunity to work with key community members as an advocate for her peers while serving as Faculty Personnel Committee (FPC) Vice-Chair during her tenure as Full Professor of Business and Organizational Leadership.

Her active role within her Public Administration, Human Resources, Organizational Leadership, and Competency Based Education (CBE) Curriculum teams, respectively, allowed her to continue her focus on diversity cognizant curriculum development. In addition to scripting and co-developing animated course content, focused on theory and inclusive representation, she has led trainings and facilitated sessions on the use of multiple modalities in course curriculum with a focus on perceptions of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (J.E.D.I).

Professional Affiliations


Johnson earned her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Communications from San Diego State University and her Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Redlands, where she received the prestigious honor of being elected to the Whitehead Leadership Society. She then went on to earn her Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from the University of LaVerne.