Johnson, Dr. Sherrie A.

Adjunct Professor
John Wesley School of Leadership
EdD in Organizational Leadership with an Emphasis in Organizational Development Grand Canyon University, 2021
MA in Communications with an Emphasis in Media Relations Johns Hopkins University, 2015
BA in Journalism and Mass Communications with a minor in German University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1994


Dr. Sherrie A. Johnson is an expert in organizational leadership, communication, and how authentic leader behavior affects employee job performance. She is an authority on leading and communicating in a global environment and competent in leadership.

As a teacher, consultant, and executive coach, Dr. Johnson shows individuals, colleges, and companies how to communicate, develop talent, to provide organizational effectiveness. Her research focuses on authentic leadership and how it positively affects employees’ job performance in an organization.

Dr. Johnson has served in a leadership capacity as a vice president, director for local government, secondary and K-12 public education organizations, and corporate communications. She has also served as part of the executive management team in leadership roles. This involved overseeing the Communications and applying advanced management principles with a critical impact on citizens and the organization. Dr. Johnson also taught Communications and Public Relations writing courses as adjunct faculty on the college level at the Community College of Baltimore County, Towson University in Maryland and Carolina University in North Carolina.

Dr. Johnson supervised award-winning teams and managed all facets of communication and advancement. She is also an Emmy award-winning broadcast journalist with 20 years of experience in the reporting/anchoring field with local and national news organizations.

She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and majored in Journalism and Mass Communication, received her master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University in Communications, and obtained a Doctor of Education at Grand Canyon University in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis on Organizational Development.

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