In service…

During the summer start to the academic year, Dr. Laura Galloway and I were asked to present a series of workshops (part of a larger set) for the employees of VIZIO in Irvine (a BU partner).

Focused on ‘Emotional Intelligence,’ we were pleased to bring much of our research and practicum expertise to employees from over a dozen different departments and management levels within this global company. To our delight, we were asked to return the following summer (via the team from BU Extended Ed).

This was one of many opportunities that I have had througout my tenure, where I have been asked to serve as a guest speaker, keynote, presenter, consultant, facilitator or reviewer.

These include, but are not limited to the following:

As it relates to BU based volunteer organizations, in early spring of 2018, I led a discussion during one of our standing BU branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) meetings.

During that time, as Diversity Chair, and after much feedback from our members, our newly created BU AAUW Committee on Diversity proposed the ‘Forum on Diversity and Inclusiveness.’

Our goal was to take insights from our members (derived via an in-house questionnaire and open feedback during meetings), and host a forum that addressed matters on the subject, that resonated across boundaries.

We held the forum in May of 2018, prior to the start of the spring Faculty meetings.

With the much appreciated support of Provost Bullock, Dean’s Council, Faculty leadership and Central Offices staff, the body of approximately 80 convened for an hour(+) of un-paralleled conversation and action planning.

The feedback (still ongoing) to this forum, its impact and outcomes (including a new focus on diversity, equity and inclusive minded curriculum), is still unfolding.

For my part, I am both impressed by and thankful for the outpouring of ideas and goodwill that has come from my participation in designing and facilitating these efforts.

As noted above, in June of 2018, Dr.’s Galloway, Shukla-Belmontes, Steinberg and I were offered an opportunity to present at the ‘International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities & Nations,’ this year, held in Austin TX, USA.

We not only had an opportunity to share our own perspectives, we also gleaned information and best practices from the Vice Chancellors, Board Executives, Legal Counsel and senior adminstration who head their respective department or office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

I hope to continue to share insight via the ICDOC&N, along with shared resources via my membership in The Diversity Scholars Network (a scholarly community via the National Center for Institutional Diversity at the University of Michigan), committed to advancing understandings of historical and contemporary social issues related to identity, difference, culture, representation, power, oppression, and inequality — as they occur and affect individuals, groups, communities, and institutions.

One area that is year-round and holds a constant presence for me, is my work on the BU Institutional Review Board (BU IRB). With 9 standing members (including Dr. Douglas DeVore as Chair) from BU and one external ‘community’ member, we meet every two weeks (with additional meetings during the summer term).

While BU IRB is not a BU ‘standing committee,’ our bi-weekly efforts are appreciated by students and faculty, and serve as a source of pride among our dedicated team.

My efforts on BU IRB are complimented by my ongoing work with the EDOL program (6 years to date).

In January of 2019, Dr. David Gonzalez and I would return for a 5th Immersion presentation, this time as keynote speakers, to present on Diversity Cognizance entitled “Diversity Politics and Leadership: Why Cognizant Leaders know Diversity Counts.”

The focus of this impactful presentation is centered around the significance of having organization leadership who incorporate diverse voices around the decision making table.
We have been honored to be specifically requested by the student body for the third year in a running.

As an EDOL instructor, Dissertation Chair, Dissertation committee member, workshop presenter and research partner for the Prospectus course which contributes to Curriculum team work, I have availed myself as both ‘Doctoral Program knowledgeable’ and a ‘forever’ learned contributor, on loan from the School of Business.

*My Dean has always been gracious in this regards and our EDOL students and Core Curriculum team have shared their ongoing appreciation.

Patric Schine

Jalin Johnson is my hero.

Since meeting Dr. Johnson more than 3 years ago through FPC, I have been in constant awe of her.

She is dynamic, forthright, innovative, compassionate and the true epitome of a leader and educator.

I have seen her engagement with her peers and consistent kindness towards others. She has taken the lead in meetings and has, thus, set the tone for a collaborative work environment.

Her respect for the university and for others is evident in her character.

I highly support her promotion to Associate Professor!

Regards, Dr. Patric Schine, DNP, FNP-BC Assistant Professor, Director FNP Program, Brandman University Marybelle and S. Paul Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions

MSNaHP: 949-341-9940 Fax: 949-754-0499 Cell: 949.379.0656

Dr. Doug DeVore

It has been a joy to work with Dr. Jalin Johnson for the past 5 years in her role as BUIRB member and her many contributions to the EDD program.

Over the years, I have found Jalin to be a person of strong character and high integrity.

She is an exemplary team player and one you can always rely upon to do her part and help others if needed.

Jalin has a very collaborative style of leadership and the ability to work successfully with her peers and all adult learners.

Dr. Johnson has served on many dissertation committees and currently chairs Brandman EDD dissertation students. She is actively sought out by EDD students because of her scholarly mentorship and her very clear student centered focus.

Bottom line, Jalin is a bright, scholarly, and articulate member of the Brandman faculty. I am proud to have the opportunity to work with her and to know she is exhibiting instructional excellence to every student she touches each day.

Doug DeVore, Ed.D. Professor Organizational Leadership BUIRB Chair

T: 623.293.2421 | Fax: 623.748.9705

15624 W. Roanoke Ave Goodyear, AZ 85395

Alan Enomoto

Simply put, Dr. Jalin B. Johnson is the consummate academic professional. Teaching courses in both the School of Business and Professional Studies, as well as in the School of Education provides her with the unique perspective of working with students who seek to earn degrees that encompass three levels of higher education including the Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Leadership, Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership and the Doctorate in Education Organizational Leadership programs.

Personally, I’ve had the pleasure of working directly with Dr. Johnson for many years serving on Brandman University’s Institutional Review Board (BUIRB) where she is one of its most respected members.

I’ve also observed her commitment to assisting doctoral candidates complete their dissertations through her positive encouragement, student-centeredness and insightful recommendations.

Dr. Johnson serves as the branch Diversity Chair for the American Association for University Women (AAUW). Recently, I was able to attend a presentation that Dr. Johnson made to more than 70 Brandman faculty, administrators and staff members on behalf of AAUW.

It was obvious that she is a polished presenter and gifted facilitator as she led the attendees on a powerful discussion on challenging assumptions.

Obviously, I have the utmost respect, admiration and appreciation for the talents of Dr. Jalin B. Johnson. I provide unequivocal support for her promotion to Associate Professor in the School of Business and Professional Studies.

Dr. Alan Enomoto, Associate Dean/Associate Professor School of Education

Dr. Michael Moodian

It is my distinct pleasure to recommend Dr. Jalin Johnson as she seeks a promotion to associate professor.

Dr. Johnson and I serve on Brandmanís Institutional Review Board (IRB), and we serve on two Ed.D. committees together. I also judge a Brandman Ed.D. event with her every year and have gotten to know her well during our time at Brandman.

I could not think of anyone more deserving of a promotion than Dr. Johnson. She is an exemplary colleague and someone I always reach out to for advice.

Dr. Johnson is brilliant, diplomatic, and someone who cares deeply about our students. During my service with her on the IRB and on doctoral dissertation committees, she always provides thoughtful feedback and insightful points.

Dr. Johnson is one of the most respected faculty members at Brandman University. Despite her impressive credentials, she is always accessible and more than willing to lend a helping hand to students, staff, and fellow faculty members.

In short, she is an asset to our university. I give Dr. Jalin Johnson my highest endorsement.

-Dr. Michael Moodian

Dr. Timothy Perez

Jalin embodies all the ideal qualities that one would expect and desire of a Brandman faculty member: integrity, dedication, enthusiasm and collegiality.

Personally I have had the privilege to collaborate with Professor Johnson in two key Brandman committees: the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and the Faculty Personnel Committee (FPC). During such time she worked efficiently and collaboratively with all fellow committee members. As a fellow colleague in the School of Business and Professional Studies (BP&S) she provides respected and well-thought feedback during curriculum team activities. She is a true team player and brings joy and smiles to everyone she works with.

Professor Johnson is an invaluable asset to our school and I can only offer her the highest praise and accolades!

Tim Dr. Timothy J. Perez, D.Sc., CISSP, MCSE Associate Professor of Information Systems Management School of Business and Professional Studies C 714.904.5044

David M. Long, J.D.

I am pleased to offer this letter in enthusiastic support of the appointment of Dr. Jalin Johnson to Associate Professor.

I have come to know Dr. Johnson as one of my faculty colleagues on the Brandman Institutional Review Board (“the Board”), where I have served for the past three years. I believe Dr. Johnson’s service on the Board predates mine.

I have come to know Dr. Johnson as a thoroughly professional and highly competent colleague.
A major part of our duties as Board members include thoroughly reviewing and presenting assigned applications to the Board for approval. Dr. Johnson has served numerous times with me on assigned applications in both primary as well as secondary reviewer roles. While some applications are relatively straightforward and present no major issues, certain applications are more involved and present more complex issues.
Dr. Johnson has proven to be a highly skilled presenter and reviewer, having the ability to quickly get to the crux of any problems an application might present. She also has demonstrated skill in quickly assessing what revisions should be made and then, if necessary, soliciting feedback from the Board.

Through our mutual service on the Board, I have had the opportunity to come to know Jalin not only as a colleague, but as a friend as well. I have observed her demonstrate both intellectual and emotional intelligence in her interactions with a diverse range of colleagues on a wide range of issues.

She is truly special and I am in enthusiastic support of her appointment to Associate Professor.
Please do not hesitate to reach out to me should you have any questions.

Kind Regards,

David M. Long, J.D.
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice & Legal Studies
T 510-759-8381

Dr. Carlos Guzman

I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Jalin Johnson for over 5 years in the capacity of doing research, presenting and serving on Brandman’s Institutional Review Board.

She is highly knowledgeable, collaborative, creative, thorough and a joy to work with.

Carlos V. Guzman, PhD Assistant Professor, Organizational Leadership Diversity/Quantitative Methods Lead

Institutional Review Board (IRB) School of Education

c: (949) 903-2058

Nancy Salzman, Esq.

I have had the pleasure of working with Jalin Johnson throughout the time that I’ve been at Brandman University.  Jalin has always demonstrated knowledge of our students’ and organizational partners’ needs in working with them to provide education and training services aligned with the Brandman mission and vision while also aligning with the students’ and partners’ mission and vision.  

On an externally focused basis, Jalin listens closely to our organization clients’ discussions of their workforce needs and skill gaps.  She has prepared and delivered education and training to those organizations resulting in a continuing request for her services.

Internally, Jalin has mentored instructors and staff working with School of Extended Education in order to assist our Brandman workforce in engaging our student and organization client base and providing high quality education and training.

Please accept this as my recommendation for the promotion of Jalin Johnson.

Nancy Salzman

Dr. Sam Bresler

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.  



Sam Bresler


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

Dr. Marilou Ryder

I have known Dr. Jalin Johnson since the very beginning stages of my work with Brandman. She was one of the first people at Brandman to reach out personally to ask how I was doing and if I needed anything to become more acclimated to the university.

That’s one of the good things about Jalin; she cares about people and makes everyone feel special.

While Jalin is not assigned to the doctoral program she often teachers courses for the Ed.D program; most recently in the course titled Creativity, Innovation and Sustainability.

As the course lead for this course requiring my work with all the instructors in the course, I found that Dr. Johnson was one of our most respected professors by the students.

She always made sure each unit of instruction was engaging and purposeful and was always prompt and deliberate with student feedback on assignments.

Recently, it has become keenly obvious, that Dr. Johnson is one of the most sought after professors at Brandman by students to serve on their dissertation committees.

Just this past year alone, I had four of my students request that she serve on their dissertation committee.

Most importantly, Dr. Johnson, while well-liked and highly respected by students and colleagues alike, is a person of high integrity and good character. She possesses leadership qualities that go beyond the norm and works hard to ensure student success on every front. For example, when I asked if she would present a session at one of our Immersions for a small breakout on diversity, she didn’t hesitate for a second and said, “Yes.”

Student evaluations of that session were so outstanding that many students in attendance shared that the entire student body should have seen her presentation because it was so meaningful and effective for their own learning. Thus, Dr. Jalin and her colleague will be the Ed.D. Keynote speakers for the January 2018 Immersion!


Marilou Ryder

Marilou Ryder, Ed.D. Professor, School of Education T: 949.753.4774 | C: 760.900.0556

Annette Ceccotti

Dr. Jalin Johnson has made significant contributions to Brandman University. From her role as Manager for Community and Corporate Relations to her current role as Assistant Professor, she is someone who fully dedicates herself to her position.

She was instrumental in our initial recruitment efforts for the Doctor in Organizational Leadership and was also responsible for collaborating with the administrative team in developing the workflow for the accelerated BBA to MBA program.

Both were very successful initiatives!

Every time I have worked with Dr. Jalin Johnson, I have found her to conduct herself with the utmost level of professionalism, commitment, and service to our prospects, students, and community.

Besides being such an asset to the university and our community, she is wonderful to work with and embodies the Brandman values of innovation, service, respect, integrity and teamwork.

I highly recommend Dr. Johnson for promotion to Associate Professor!

Annette Ceccotti Assistant Vice Chancellor for Admission Office of Admission T 949.341.9839 F 866.659.1143

Twyla Tanaka

I am delighted to write a message in support of for Dr. Johnson’s promotion to Associate Professor.

In my nine years at Brandman University, I have had the pleasure of working with Jalin on curriculum and assessment related activities for the School of Business and Professional Studies.

As seen in my list below, Jalin has positively contributed to the continuous improvement efforts at the university. She has been a part of ground-breaking initiatives such as the new degree program in CBE MA in Organizational Leadership and has impacted all aspects of the Program Assessment and Program Review process.

She demonstrates a thorough understanding of assessment at Brandman which has resulted in improved signature assignments and rubrics.

I have found her to be collegial with all those she works with, whether it be staff, faculty, or students.

Examples of Assessment/Curriculum Projects:

Subject Matter Expert for the new CBE in MA in Organizational Leadership program. She provided syllabi, final assessments, and rubrics for one of the competencies which was used for the final WSCUC proposal.

Partnered with Gale Mazur on revisions to the credit hour MA in Organizational Leadership program following the Fall 2017 Program Assessment.

Partnered with Gale Mazur to lead the ILO transition in the School of Business and Professional Studies.

As course developer, revised OLCU-425 along with the signature assignment an rubric.

Assisted with gathering students and alumni for the Fall 2017 BA in Organizational Leadership Program Review.

In numerous Program Assessments, Jalin collaborated with the Assessment Office in reaching out to adjunct faculty regarding upcoming adjunct surveys. Her direct correspondence has yielded high response rates for the surveys.

Served as External Reviewer in the Fall 2015 BA in Criminal Justice Program Review.

Twyla Tanaka Dir of Accredation/Assessment, Institutional Planning


Dr. Shelly Neal

My name is Shelly Neal, Ph.D., and I work as the Vice Chancellor of Strategic Initiatives at Brandman University. I have known Dr. Jalin Johnson for almost ten years, and during some of that time I served as her supervisor. Dr. Johnson is a positive, professional individual who is well liked and respected by her students and peers. She is a team player and is always willing to help out on any project she can benefit.

Dr. Johnson transferred from my division to the School of Business and Professional Studies. She continues to help the Outreach Division by providing training sessions on group calls, representing faculty at community outreach events, and presenting at professional conferences and workshops. She is incredibly patient and generous with her experience and expert knowledge.

Dr. Johnson is very loyal to Brandman University and we are fortunate to be represented by someone of her caliber. I understand she is up for promotion. I have no hesitation giving her my highest recommendation. We are lucky to have her as part of our Brandman team. If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to contact me.

Sincerely, Shelly Neal, Ph.D.

Dr. Shelly Neal Vice Chancellor, Strategic Initiatives

T 949.542.0331 C 949.542.0331

Mathew Venegas

Dr. Jalin Johnson is the quintessential “go to” person for numerous and diverse areas of subject matter expertise. It is a tremendous benefit to have a faculty member with extensive experience in outreach (sales), marketing and student advisement (both in education and business) while working predominantly in her current role as Assistant Professor. Dr. Johnson is incredibly well-received and regularly needed by the Outreach Team for presentations, concept meetings with new and existing partners and for training to name a few.

Matt Venegas, MBA Assist. Vice Chancellor, Business Development Strategic Business Development

T 949-341-9980 C 949-330-3225

Dr. Diana Cabori

Intelligence, innovation, determination, compassion, and grace are just a few nouns to describe Dr. Jalin Johnson. During our time together in the outreach department, Jalin served as a mentor and subject matter expert for the outreach team regarding strategic planning for partnerships and recruitment; especially the new Ed.D. program. Jalin is also a captivating speaker who I have enjoyed watching on a few occasions regarding ethics as it aligns to leadership, and Brandman My Path as a viable modality for prospects who were motivated and sought the ultimate in flexibility. Additionally, Jalin has been generous with her time via updating the outreach team on a breadth of programs on the Outreach Friday Calls as well as through attending meetings and conferences to help potential students determine their educational paths and how attending Brandman befitted their goals. Moreover, Jalin is passionate about students realizing their potential and increasing their self-efficacy. Further, her willingness to stretch her thinking and broaden her mindset combined with her patience and encouragement make her a rare gem and asset for our students and her colleagues. Diana Cabori, Ed.D. Senior Business Developer, School of Extended Education T 949.491.6855

Dr. Barbara Bartels

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter of recommendation for Dr. Jalin Johnson. In my opinion, Dr. Johnson has been a huge asset to Brandman University since I met her in 2009. Dr. Johnson and I previously worked together in the strategic business development department, both as managers of community relations. As we moved through our long tenure at Brandman, Dr. Johnson completed her doctorate degree and moved into a full-time faculty member in the School of Business.

I have been fortunate enough to get to continue working with Dr. Johnson, even in her role as Faculty. We have worked together during our Ed.D. professional development days, immersions, and, more recently, Dr. Johnson asked me to participate in her Professional Development Day for the Inland and High Desert campuses. The day was so amazing, with a great group of faculty members present. Dr. Johnson planned a full day of professional learning which was inclusive, interactive and all around collaborative. I was proud to represent outreach at this event. Dr. Johnson is simply a pleasure to work with! She is always 100% willing and able to support the outreach division in our efforts to promote this program. I highly recommend Dr. Johnson be awarded a position of associate profession. She would be simply amazing.

Feel free to call me directly if you have any further questions or concerns.

Sincerely, Barbara Bartels (Electronic) Barbara Bartels Asst Vice Chancellor Brandman University Phone: 925-930-2012

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Kathleen Calhoun

Intelligent and team player are two words that come to mind when I think of Dr. Jalin Johnson.

I came to know Jalin when we began working together over ten years ago, at Brandman University, in the Outreach Division.

She was a dependable colleague to me in Outreach and in her current capacity, as a faculty member, she continues to be an asset to us in Outreach.

I remain in awe of Dr. Johnson’s ability to lead a presentation and articulate a concept.

Dr. Johnson’s students are fortunate to have her as a professor and a resource; I’ve seen her dedication to them first-hand, and it is to be commended.

I’ll never forget her ability to motivate our team through her thoughtfulness and creatively; her talents are missed in our meetings. As a team member or leader, Dr. Jalin Johnson earns my highest recommendation.

~ Kitty Calhoun, MBA Best regards, Kitty H. Calhoun, MBA Strategic Business Development – California/Washington Brandman University

Antelope Valley Campus C 661.618.5524

Kathleen Ringenbach

When volunteers were recruited for the pilot of BCDC training, Jalin stepped up to take on this intensive training during her summer break. Jalin was one of the inaugural class to complete the training, which in itself is a huge accomplishment (because not everyone completed it).

However, what really stands out to me is not that she completed it, but how she completed it. She embraced the learning while being a shining example of each one of Brandman’s values: respect, service-oriented, innovation, integrity, and teamwork.

Jalin has a calm but determined approach to everything, and even when frustrated, she keeps a positive perspective that encourages the rest of us. She is a role model to all faculty who are embarking on this training to become quality developers, and most importantly, an important part of the Brandman team.

She is a leader in the BCDC training and I have no doubt she will continue to be a leader for all faculty in the future. The faculty manual defines collegiality in multiple ways. While Jalin, meets every criteria, there is one that really stands out to me, volunteering to help other colleagues with common academic tasks.

However, what Jalin does is far from common. She lends her velvet voice to our projects with CII to enhance the quality of our products. Jalin was the voice in a few of my psychology projects created in collaboration with the CII.

The warmth of her voice creates a feeling of compassion and connection which makes my projects for psychology come alive. One innovative tactic Jalin uses in her teaching is to take pop culture and innovatively use it to help students apply business ethics and leadership theory.

One of her students commented that she may be a “bigger comic book and manga nerd than we are.” She uses DC comics to highlight ethical dilemmas. Jalin has written blogs for the Brandman newsletter that uses Harry Potter as examples of leadership.

What I think is really important here is how she shows how important a liberal arts education is and how literary works can be used to understand more about the professional world.

She takes an innovative multidisciplinary approach, which builds up not only her profession, but also shows how liberal arts is important in building knowledge and critical thinking skills of her students.

Kathleen Ringenbach Professor, School of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Kimberly Greene

Dr. Jalin Johnson, while serving as one of the most consistent and authentic models of collegiality from our first meeting to this very day, was a joy to work alongside throughout our time as the first BCDC cadre. Her passion for serving her students was evident in all aspects of the experience- from conversations on social learning theory to debates on the viability of different technologies, to recognizing how she could share her particular strengths and benefit from harnessing the different strengths of peers.

Jalin was (and is) the thoughtful ying to my overly exuberant yang; she was a very real thought-leader across the entire BCDC process by listening and reflecting before jumping into the fray. Thus, as I would be bouncing about the room with ideas for this, that, or the other, Jalin took it all in and offered either a brilliant insight that elegantly focused my tangents into a smart, cohesive, realistic concept or she asked a single, astute question to afforded a clean, smart paring down of options presented to empower us all to move forward in our design work with greater clarity of purpose. I recognize my words of support may read as hyperbole, but I give you my highest of assurances that there is no exaggeration here.

My appreciation for Dr. Johnson’s participation, collaboration, engagement, and her perspectives throughout the BCDC experience cannot be overstated.

As a testament to the high quality of her finished product be the end of our time together, I asked for permission to use one of the leadership videos she made for her students in the new course I was creating (Instructional Practitioner Leadership). As you can imagine, she said yes with no hesitation; the video is indeed in the course and my students appreciated the content and experience of watching the video so much that several specifically noted it as one of their favorite resources that they would take with them into the real word beyond our class.

Kimberly Greene, Ed.D. Professor, Chair MAE CT School of Education T 310.422.1662

Anne Spillane, Ph.D.

I have had the great fortune to work with Dr Jalin on both the Faculty Personnel Committee, where she served as vice-chair, as well as participating in the pilot offering of the BCDC program offered by the Cii.  In both situations I found Dr Jalin to have an extraordinary work ethic, while providing good insight and workable solutions to the problems at hand.  She inspired others to do their best work, leading by example, and working collegially with all members of the team or project.  Dr Jalin elevates the experience and the final product of all that she engages in at Brandman.  It is always a pleasure to work with her!

Anne Spillane, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Special Education

Dr. Sheila Steinberg

I am writing this paragraph to support Dr. Jalin Johnson in her promotion to Associate Professor at Brandman University.

I have had the great pleasure of knowing and engaging in cross-disciplinary collaboration with Dr. Johnson for the last five years on conference presentations and co-serving together on Education PhD dissertations. She is extremely collaborative and possesses a keen mind. We have collaborated together on a series of presentation to the American Association of Colleges and Universities.

In 2016 we coauthored a paper with Dr. Monica Shukla for the National AAC&U meeting entitled “Societal Needs, Student Questions and Genera Education: Making Connections through Online Competency Based Education.”

In 2015 we three collaborated again with Dr. Johnson as the lead author on “Examining a Competency Based Education Approach to Global Learning” at the AAC&U meeting focused on Diversity. Additionally, we have presented on a series of posters and presentation together at the Annual Lilly Conference on Teaching and Learning held in Newport Beach. In 2015 we presented a poster entitled “Effective Online Community Building for Action.” And a paper “Effective and Efficient Engagement Best Practices for Online Teaching and Learning.”Roundtable session presented at the annual Lily Conference, in all cases I have found Dr. Johnson to be extremely well-versed in the literature, in innovative and the ability to effectively generate new and creative approaches to the pedagogy of innovation.

Dr. Johnson is a very skilled early adopter of both technology and online, blended and competency-based education. We have shared many conversations about her passion for teaching and the hard work and effort that she puts into supporting her students both within and beyond the classroom in their work.

Brandman University is extremely fortunate to have an educator of Dr. Johnson’s caliber and passion. I am proud to call her a fellow teacher and colleague at Brandman University. Service I have worked closely with Dr. Jalin Johnson in a service. Professor Johnson served on the Brandman University Faculty Personnel Committee from 2015-2017.

Dr. Johnson also served as Vice-Chair from 206-17. During the two years that I worked with her on FPC I found Professor Johnson to be extremely on-point in group discussions, adept at keeping the group on track and insightful as we worked in a variety of university issues related to faculty. Dr. Johnson is a hard worker who works extremely well in a team environment and is someone who more than carries her weight in the work.

Having a Vice-Chair who was so organized and adept at personal relationships and communication greatly contributed to all the work and success that FPC achieved during that time. Additionally, I found that Jalin’s experience having worked with and across colleagues from a variety of colleges at Brandman enabled her to have a special insight regarding faculty issues and overarching Brandman goals. I applaud Dr. Johnson for her outstanding commitment to shared governance and to helping to promote her fellow faculty members in all aspects of the academy.


There are few professors who possess the great collegial spirit of my colleague Dr. Jalin Johnson. She is a unique individual who has the keen ability to listen carefully, respond to details that her fellow colleagues share and to have the best interest of her colleagues in mind at all times and in all university situations. Having worked in higher education for 20 years I have seen many faculty and few who are as collegial and who live the motto of the Golden Rule, “do unto others as you would have others do unto you.”

I met Dr. Johnson when I first joined Brandman back in 2013. Even though I was in a different college (SAS) than her (SPPS) she reached out and actively welcomed into the Brandman family. Dr. Johnson is so skilled at working with fellow colleagues from across the university and in different discipline, in fact she welcomes interdisciplinary collaboration which is perfect for an institution like Brandman University.

In conclusion I want to say that I strongly support my friend and colleague Dr. Jalin Johnson in her promotion to Associate Professor.

I look forward to her outstanding future collaborations to our excellent university and am proud to have opportunities to work with colleague of such high caliber at this excellent university.

Dr. Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg Chair, Brandman GIS Committee Chair, Faculty Personnel Committee Professor, Social and Environmental Sciences Brandman University

Office Phone (949) 585-2990 Cell Phone (949) 891-4395

Dr. J. Murphy

Dr. Johnson is the definition of professionalism at every turn, she sets the bar for herself high and asks her students and colleagues to join her in her relentless pursuit for excellence. We have collaborated on a variety of projects and her plethora of talents never cease to amaze me, from synthesizing complex content in ways that engage students and provide avenues for their learning, to looking at the whole Brandman community and working to create relationships that enlighten and inform how we meet the needs of our students, she embodies our mission and vision. I feel honored to know her and work alongside her, and my hope is to do so for many years to come.

Dr. J. Murphy

Jeff Fazakerley

Dr. Johnson and I have collaborated on numerous media projects for her course developments over the years. These collaborations are some of the most rewarding and enjoyable experiences I’ve had during my time at Brandman.

Collaborating with Dr. Johnson is a true delight because where some media projects end up being a delegation of tasks, the media we develop together is accomplished through the free exchange of ideas. Dr. Johnson’s desire to teach her students through innovative, dynamic and engaging instructional design is infectious.

She frequently goes above and beyond in her developments and selflessly lends her amazing vocal talent to other projects in her spare time. Her voice can be heard on numerous videos and interactive content that spans all of the schools at Brandman.

This is because her voice, much like her personality and work ethic, is kind, insightful and rich in diverse ideals.

Jeff Fazakerley, MFA Instructional Designer

Educational Media Brandman University T 949.341.9869 F 949.754.1340

Dr. Sara Zaker

Over the past 4 years I have had the opportunity to work closely on a number of projects with Dr. Jalin Johnson. Dr. Johnson has consistently shown an unparalleled level of passion for her students’ learning experience and ensures that she is able to apply innovative learning approaches for her students. Furthermore, in conference presentations, Dr. Johnson represents Brandman University in a dignified and professional manner. I consider myself fortunate to work with Jalin and I look forward to working with her more in the future! Best, Sara Zaker, Ed.D. Director, Digital Learning Solutions Educational Psychologist Brandman University

Dr. Ellen Derwin

It is my pleasure to support Dr. Johnson’s promotion to Associate Professor.

I have enjoyed working with Dr. Johnson on curriculum and assessment projects for the School of Business and Professional Studies. In particular, I was fortunate that Jalin volunteered to serve in a leadership role to integrate Institutional Learning Outcomes with Program Learning Outcomes.

This project was a large institution-wide initiative that required a rich understanding of assessment. Jalin not only demonstrated a thorough understanding of program assessment, but she also shared dedicated enthusiasm for work that many faculty do not easily embrace.

Jalin’s commitment resulted in improved signature assignments and rubrics, which contribute to enhanced curriculum, teaching, and learning. In my experience with Dr. Johnson, I have admired her perseverance, sincere concern for students and colleagues, and upbeat attitude.

Ellen Baker Derwin, Ph.D.

Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Assessment and Planning Associate Dean, Curriculum and Assurance of Learning

School of Arts and Sciences Associate Professor, Communications

T 949.706.7214 C 714-308-5646

Dr. Lata Murti

More than any other Brandman faculty I know, Dr. Jalin Johnson understands the importance of connection.

She makes it a point to reach out and support her colleagues not only when the need arises, but also whenever there is an opportunity to appreciate their ideas and accomplishments in any forum.

I will never forget the card I received from her at my Santa Maria campus office, in the summer of 2015, congratulating me for receiving the 2015 Brandman Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award. I am still so touched by the gesture, because she and I had hardly communicated with each other at that point. I didn’t even know that she knew who I was or that she had paid attention to my award, when she herself had received the 2015 Faculty of the Year Award for the School of Business and Professional Studies. Yet, she took the time to send me a hand-written note focusing on my achievement, even taking the time to look up my campus office address to make sure it reached me by mail.

Since then, I have had the pleasure of collaborating with Dr. Johnson for a panel presentation on using technology to teach and mentor military and veteran students, for the 2018 Hawaii International Conference on Education, and also as part of the BU-Virtual Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW)’s Committee on Diversity (CoD).

During both projects, Dr. Johnson’s pro-active collegiality distinguished her as a leader.

Indeed, as the 2017-2018 Diversity Chair for the BU-Virtual Branch of AAUW, Dr. Johnson initiated and led the Committee on Diversity (CoD).

I always looked forward to communicating with her, whether by e-mail or in a virtual meeting, as a member of both the conference panel and the CoD.

Dr. Johnson possesses an admirable talent for facilitating thoughtful and inclusive discussions. She listens carefully to everyone’s ideas, validates them, uses them as a point of departure for further collaboration, and makes sure that all actions taken respect everyone’s input, not just the input of a few. And she makes it look effortless!

I have learned so much from observing the way she runs meetings and presentations. And I can’t wait to collaborate with her further in the future!

Lata Murti, Ph.D. Associate Professor, Sociology Online Campus T 323.309.7795 (cell)

Brandman University

Dr. Leigh Anne Wilson

I became acquainted with Dr. Johnson in her administrative role upon my arrival as a new full time faculty member assigned to the Moreno Valley campus in the fall of 2012. At the time, she was working on her Ed.D. degree, and we formed a positive, collegial relationship that has endured after our duties took us to other locations and focused on other responsibilities. “Then as the Brandman University Virtual Branch of the American Association of University Women began to solidify in 2015, our paths crossed again and we built upon our existing solid relationship. She was one of the first faculty members to become involved with this new initiative. Further, she spearheaded our AAUW branch’s commitment to diversity, serving as Diversity Chair and organizing and facilitating the Diversity Workshop that was held university-wide during Spring 2018 Retreat. “She has proven herself to be an innovator and a leader who is well respected and is able to get things done. She is clearly deserving of a promotion to the rank of Associate Professor.” Leigh Ann Wilson Associate Professor Arts & Sciences

Dr. Catherine Pearlman

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Johnson for a year on the Faculty Personnel Committee (FPC).

During that time I saw Dr. Johnson as an incredible asset to the team and university. She is capable, confident and organized. While being a strong leader she also has a way of bringing people in to collaborate.

Never did I see her flustered or stressed.

She is also funny and warm which adds a breath of fresh air to any committee meeting. Although FPC was led by a very capable chairperson, when Dr. Johnson left the committee her absence was strongly felt.

I couldn’t recommend Dr. Johnson strongly enough for promotion. She’s a valuable colleague who has shown herself to be worthy of the distinction.

Catherine Pearlman, PhD, LCSW Assistant Professor Brandman University T 914-433-4558

Dr. Nakisha Castillo

Dear Dr. Bullock, I am extremely pleased to provide a letter of support on behalf of Dr. Jalin Johnson.

Dr. Johnson and I have worked collaboratively campus and conference wide, I found her to be a competent, conscientious, and very hard working professional, who has ensured the efficacy of many projects.

Dr. Johnson, has been both a mentor and a colleague to me.

During the years of working with her, I have had the opportunity to observe and learn from her leadership skills. One of the reasons I admire Dr. Johnson, is she believes in positive motivation and those that she encounter are never dissatisfied with her leadership.

Dr. Johnson has great interpersonal skills- I would describe her as a dedicated and enthusiastic individual who has a great penchant for meeting deadlines.

Dr. Johnson, is able to be successful in the things that she does because when faced with challenges she is able to navigate them by seeking guidance, as well as she is never shy of hearing constructive criticism that help her to further develop into a professional and leader.

Dr. Johnson, exemplify many of Brandman University values, such as her flexibility, ability to practice inclusivity and diversity, and use of innovative ways in her leadership styles as she plans and leads various committees and conferences.

The knowledge and shared experiences that Dr. Johnson has imparted on me is invaluable.

Dr. Johnson special attributes for negotiation, communication, and leadership extend contributions to the University well beyond the bounds of her campuses and school.

Dr. Johnson, is an astute mentor, colleague, and professor who serves to model and support Brandman University mission and values.

Respectfully, Nakisha Castillo, DMFT Assistant Professor of Psychology

Susanne Eisenhart

I am pleased to be asked to recommend my colleague Dr. Jalin Johnson for an associate professor promotion at Brandman University. In the six years that I have known Dr. Johnson, I have found her to be remarkably knowledgeable in business and professional studies, as well as brilliant and forward thinking in the arena of ethics. For example, the OCLU 350 ethics course that I have had the opportunity to teach, and one of several that Dr. Johnson has developed, creates a learning opportunity for both the instructor and student that comprises demonstrable theories that present the relevant skills for today’s leaders and ethical challenges. Dr. Johnson’s work on and leadership of the Faculty Professional Development meetings that encompass several regional campuses is not only informative and insightful, but her delightful and warm spirit generates sincere appreciation from all (from otherwise what could be a less favorable meeting). Dr. Johnson’s unsullied academic knowledge is matched only by the depth and breadth of her work on empowerment and leadership. Thus she brings great honesty and credibility to her profession, and will add both richness of mind and high teaching skills to any faculty on which she serves. On a personal level, I describe Jalin in terms of strong qualities. She is remarkably open-minded, willing to see the value in other people’s perspective, and reserves judgment. Jalin is genuine and I know I can all upon her for her honesty and mentorship which I can testify remain an endearing quality. Susanne Eisenhart Campus Director Victorville Campus Brandman University T 760-955-7555 F 760-955-7444

Kristin Plapis


Dean Worthington:

As the Director for the Riverside campus, I have had the pleasure of working with Dr. Jalin Johnson since November of 2010. This letter is to show my support for your consideration to promote her to Associate Professor.

Jalin is actively involved at the campus level, representing Brandman University and the School of Business and Professional Studies through volunteer and professional activities for and around the Ontario, Riverside and Menifee campuses. She takes the lead on all faculty meetings (Professional Development Days) and is greatly esteemed amongst her peers.

Jalin is known at the campus for her respectful demeanor as well as her teamwork mentality and is genuinely interested in the success of the campuses and our students. As an instructor in the SBPS, I have often tapped on her shoulder to help guide me through tough student questions and issues.

I would certainly recommend that Jalin be promoted to full professor – she truly deserves it.

Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions.


Brandman University, Moreno Valley Campus 3550 Vine St. Ste. 200, Riverside, CA 92507 Phone: (951) 697-0111 Fax: (951) 653-5891

Kristin Plapis Campus Director

Dr. Lynn Larsen

Dr. Johnson is the consummate faculty colleague.

She has facilitated collaboration across campuses through the joint adjunct faculty meetings for Riverside, Ontario, Menifee, and Victorville.

She has encouraged collaboration across schools at Brandman through scholarly presentations.

Her thoughtful and professional communication style makes students, staff, and faculty all feel that she values their contributions.

Dr. Lynn Larsen

Professor, School of Education

Patrick Pierson


I would like to take this time to give a heartfelt recommendation for Dr. Jalin Johnson, who is currently an Assistant Professor, Business & Organizational Leadership for Brandman University. I have personally worked with Jalin for over 4 years while she was a Full time Faculty at the Ontario Brandman University. Jalin has play a valuable role in the success of the campus by supporting not just the University staff and the adjunct professors, but assisting me as the Campus Director by establishing professional development training and mentoring for adjunct professors and with hiring professors, interviewing candidates and also designing avenues that have improved the institutions level of excellence. Jalin is always positive, and ready to roll up her sleeves to help the team even outside her job scope. As one of the strongest Full time Faculty Professors, Jalin has been involved in many avenues of course development with the University, which never took her away from her job assignment at the Campus. She has also went beyond her assignments to assist other Brandman University Campuses with mentoring, adjunct support and assisting with program design. I have always been impressed with Jalin’s motivation and her high level drive.


Patrick Pierson

Campus Director

Brandman University, Ontario Campus

3990 Concours Drive, Suite 100 Ontario, California 91764

Dr. Julianne Zvalo-Martyn

I  have only known Dr. Johnson for a few months, but in her orbit it does not take long to enter into a collaborative and joyful collegiality full of creative potential.  (We met at the faculty retreat in the spring of 2018).

Though I did not know her, I did know of her and most definitely admired her grace and poise from afar.

This chance meeting and discussion of all things Harry Potter grew into an enjoyable collaboration on an article on leadership for Dr. Johnson’s blog.   It is a testimony to Dr. Johnson’s ingenuity, creativity and generous collaborative nature that from this brief encounter, a cross-school relationship developed (also including Dr. Ellen Belluomini from Social Work).

Because of her high level of organization and concise writing skills, the project was easy from my end.  She inspired me do my best work, and kindly promoted my professional development at the same time.

Dr. Johnson is an important member of Brandman University, and would be valuable to any organization in which she is involved. She is professional and at the same time truly fun to be with. She is knowledgeable, intellectual, forward thinking while also gracious and easy.  She truly inspires me to do better, think bigger, and participate more fully in my profession. I feel lucky to have met her!

Dr. Julianne Zvalo-Martyn

School of Education

Victoria Lim

I always picture Jalin Johnson standing tall in a light breeze, a cape flowing behind her and a large “L” on her shirt – for “leadership”, of course.

Fortunately, I know her not just as a fan of the comic book/superhero genre, but as one who makes anyone feel like they too can be a leader; someone who can stand up for the powerless and voiceless, be a critical thinker and thoughtful contributor to a conversation, a class, an organization and society.

I was fortunate to work with Jalin in two capacities: first, as the former assistant vice chancellor of communications for Brandman University, Jalin shared her perspectives in a monthly blog that related leadership teachings to pop culture. This made learning accessible – and interesting – to a wider audience, not just those studying for their BAOL or MAOL. She’s creative, relatable and smart. One example is her collaboration with professors from two other disciplines that resulted in a post showcasing Harry Potter-themed leadership lessons from several perspectives. It highlighted the broad expertise and education offered at Brandman University.

Second, on a personal note, she was also my first professor when I started pursuing my own degree. Her commitment to her students’ success was evident by the resources she shared, her accessibility, her thought-provoking conversations (even online) and general enthusiasm for wanting us to grow, learn and succeed.

Jalin is collaborative and inclusive.

She sees how diversity – thinking about it, teaching it, and representing it – can positively impact Brandman. She is a delight to work with and an inspiration for those of us working towards our degree.

Thank you for considering her promotion.

Victoria Lim, Vice President, Strategies360

Former Assistant Vice Chancellor of Communications, Brandman University



Lindsay Amanda Racen

Dr. Jalin Johnson has been my esteemed colleague for over 7 years.

Her passion for higher education and Brandman University impacts every person she comes into contact with.

Jalin has a unique ability to inspire others through her leadership and collaborative spirit.

She is wholeheartedly dedicated to her students and works diligently with her academic peers to advance the university’s service with our students’ best interests in mind.

As a lifelong learner, Jalin continuously seeks new ways to advance Bradman’s reach within its academic communities by sharing her expertise, often serving on committees and presenting at conferences to extend learning.

She has superior communication skills and builds personal connections that are meaningful and impactful.

I’m proud to call her my colleague and friend and recommend her abilities with my highest regard.

Lindsay Amanda Racen Dir, New Intiative Development, Marketing

Miguel Aranda

I have had the privilege of working with Dr. Jalin Johnson for the past 6 years at Brandman University and a few years prior while I was at the University of Redlands.

In all of my interactions with her, she has demonstrated several key characteristics/qualities including professionalism, care and concern for the well-being of her students and a capability to demonstrate effective teaching.

As a Director, I have always welcomed her to Menifee classrooms because the students love her classes and the quality of instruction she provides.

Also as a Director I am astounded by the amount of course development, committee work, and community work she does on behalf of the University.

She has personally helped me with workshops at the City of Menifee, and with growing the business courses at the campus.

I highly recommend her for the promotion to Associate Professor as she is a tireless advocate for the quality of instruction and coursework and faculty that make Brandman University the choice for business students in our community.

Miguel Aranda Site Director

28237 La Piedra Road Menifee, California 92584 Bldg. 2008

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Phil Arnold

It has been my pleasure to work with Jalin Johnson at Brandman University for the past approximately ten years. We first worked together as colleagues in advising, though at different campuses, and later were able to collaborate as full-time faculty and campus director.

In the time I have worked with Jalin, I have known her to be exceptionally dedicated to our students.

She has the ability to form meaningful relationships with our students and is able to impart a sense of confidence in them while encouraging an attitude of curiosity and desire for life-long learning.

She consistently brings a positive attitude toward her work which is infectious for both students and colleagues. Jalin also has proven to be a very competent leader.

I support her advancement through the process for the position of Associate Professor. Best regards, Philip Arnold

San Diego Director

Niki Santo

Dr. Johnson has always shown the utmost commitment to student success and campus success through the various roles she has played at the university.

We have collaborated numerous times on adjunct professional development and she is always available for consultation on best practices within the School of Business and Professional Studies. Additionally, her deep expertise on matters of organizational development, team building, and coaching, have been invaluable in helping me as a campus leader improve our organization.

Niki V. Santo Director Walnut Creek Campus Brandman University T 925.930.2002 F 925.930.2001