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 kgreene@brandman.edu T 310.422.1662

Rachel Choudhury PHD(C), MSN, MS, RN, CNE

I am writing to express my appreciation of our collaborative efforts through Brandman University activities. As part of the first BCDC cohort, I enjoyed learning about your perspectives regarding adult learning.

Your additional insights about the various theories and their relevant application to real world practice was very helpful in my own learning.

Our collegial discourse provided an opportunity to reflect on my own perspectives about teaching and learning. I feel that our discussions and collaboration on the assignments supported my growth as an educator. So, thank you!

I also would like to mention that I am grateful for the invitation to the AAUW and the discussion on diversity/inclusivity.

This topic is such an important piece of our profession as educators, to the extent of providing a holistic approach to teaching.

Addressing the issues of diversity and inclusivity, as part of our organizational culture, supports the growth of our faculty and students as responsible and conscientious citizens locally, nationally, and globally.

I am very happy to be part of the ongoing discussions on how we can best promote diversity/inclusivity at Brandman University.

Your leadership and support is greatly appreciated!

With Warm Regards, Rachel Rachel Choudhury, MSN, MS, RN, CNE

Associate Dean and Program Director, BSN Musco School of Nursing and Health Professions (MSNaHP)

rchoudhu@brandman.edu T 949.341.7634