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.

Regards,

Patrick Pierson

Campus Director

Brandman University, Ontario Campus

3990 Concours Drive, Suite 100 Ontario, California 91764

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.

Sincerely,

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

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 eisenhar@brandman.edu T 760-955-7555 F 760-955-7444

Dr. Leticia Rojas

Jalin was one of the first faculty members who reached out to me when I first started at Brandman and has provided ongoing mentorship and support, as well as demonstrated outstanding leadership. In the past years, I have collaborated with Jalin on various projects, one of which was organizing several large-scale Professional Development conferences for adjunct instructors in order to strengthen the instructional leadership of our university. These events were always largely attended and given high marks by instructors, in large part to Jalin’s determined leadership and organization. We even presented on this successful partnership at the WASC conference this past year. All in all, Jalin is the type of professor that I aim to be—ambitious, intelligent, grounded in community, innovative, and full of integrity. I can’t think of anyone who is more worthy of promoting. Leticia Rojas, Ed.D., NBCT Assistant Professor, Brandman University- Ontario Campus lrojas1@brandman.edu T. 323.369.2365

Dr. Nicole Schneider

Dedicated, passionate, selfless, diligent, these are just a few of the words that come to mind when describing Dr. Jalin Johnson. I was fortunate enough to be placed at Jalin’s campus when I first started at Brandman. I appreciated her mentorship and friendship during my first year at the university. Jalin’s leadership skills stand out above others. I have admired her tireless leadership as she planned bi-annual professional development workshops for our local campuses as well as the recent presentation at the Academic Resource Conference in Sacramento. She always kept us on track and moving forward. These experiences were much less daunting for me because of her organization and professionalism. Jalin’s commitment to continuous improvement is evident through everything she does. She genuinely cares about the university, her colleagues, students, and her profession. I am inspired by Jalin’s passion for life and work and humbled to be her colleague. Nicole Schneider, Ed.D. nschneid@brandman.edu

Dr. Donald Scott

It is with great pleasure and a true honor that I may offer a few words to support Dr. Jalin Johnson for promotion in rank to Associate Professor at Brandman University.

I have been an Academic Advisor at Brandman since 2004 and the Director of Advising and Retention Services since 2014. I have had the opportunity to work closely with Dr. Johnson for a number of years and have always found her to be thoughtful and collaborative while defining what it means to be student-centric.

I have truly appreciated the many opportunities she has initiated over the years to engage me, the rest of our academic advising staff, and adjunct faculty in her mission of helping every student find the support and success that they deserve.

Whether it was a chance for me to address the bi-annual adjunct professional development meeting she helps coordinate or her willingness to seek my help in connecting a student with their Academic Advisor, Dr. Johnson is a measure to which all University faculty should be compared.

Finally, and on more personal note, I consider Dr. Johnson an inspiring role model and mentor as I consider future steps in my career.

Donald B. Scott, Ed.D. Director, Advising and Retention Services

doscott@brandman.edu

Susan Galindo

As a One Stop representative our goal is to support our student’s educational journey from the beginning to the end, (graduation day).

Our work is special because we get to interact with the students throughout their programs. We establish relationships and respect for each other to ensure all communication lines are open at all times.

The most important part of our job is to offer our support the best we know how, with the help of our team, anything is possible. We are responsible for the success of our students, to ensure they complete their programs and have the confidence to reach for their dream job. Without the support of our Adjuncts the success of the student’s journey would not be possible.

There are times, as a one stop student services, that we are requested by our students to reach out to Adjunct to create a better understanding of the course. There are some students who prefer having a mentor to fall back on for any additional questions regarding their program and our Adjunct are willing to take that role.

As a One Stop, having a good relationship with our Adjunct creates a positive culture, and allows us as a team to assist our students throughout their educational journey. Working together with our Adjunct has been a positive experience in Ontario as the team and the students know that we are all here to support them.

Thank you for all your support Dr. Johnson, you are a great role model, not only for Adjunct, but also for our team.

Susan Galindo One Stop Student Services galindo@brandman.edu 909-980-2246

Tamara Ciraulo

In life you meet just a handful of people who stay connected and make you a better version of yourself. Jalin Brooks Johnson is one of those special people. Just Jalin was her email for many years and you know what? She’s “Just Jalin”– she is humble, kind, creative, loving, and will not let someone give up on themselves. She is a born teacher and leader. I blame her for introducing me to this amazing world of academia. I am grateful every day for the opportunity to influence and instruct the brilliant minds that come to Brandman and I owe that to Jalin Johnson. Tamara Ulufanua-Ciraulo Senior Director Insurance Administration Stater Bros. Markets ciraulo@brandman.edu

Tess Breen

Dr. Johnson has been an incredible mentor and support system to me over the past 4 years.

She was my first point of contact as a first-time adjunct instructor and has become a friend along the way.

Dr. Johnson has helped me develop in my career as a result of the valuable Professional Development Meetings she orchestrates and she also encouraged me to further my own career by pursuing my Ed.D degree at Brandman.

If that wasn’t enough, she is now serving as a committee member on my dissertation.

There is no end to her support and encouragement! In addition to her personal and professional skills, which are impressive, I view Dr. Johnson as an important agent of positive change in the School of Business and Professional Studies as she represents a diverse and inclusive perspective which benefits every member of the University.

I just cannot recommend her more highly!

She has made a tremendous impact on my personal and professional life and I cannot think of anyone worthier of an elevated position at Brandman.

Tess Breen, M.A. Adjunct Professor, Organizational Leadership | Communications Brandman University

tbreen@brandman.edu

Marisol Alaniz

Jalin is an inspired andragogic and phenomenal mentor to her students. Her engagement with students goes beyond coaching and encouragement to deep and critical conversations that helps students reach their potential. I am grateful for her work in the Ed.D. Program, as an instructor, presenter, and keynote speaker. Students disclose that Jalin is personable and compassionate and that it is evident that she leads from the heart. In addition to being a phenomenal professor and the recipient of the 2017 Faculty of the Year Award, she is a kindhearted person and a dear friend. My work at Brandman as an Administrator and Adjunct Faculty member would not be the same without Jalin. She has truly made my life richer for knowing her. Sr. Doc Program Support Spec, Organizational Leadership malaniz@brandman.edu