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Dr. Emily A. Johnson

Assistant Professor


Dr. Emily A. Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education Administration at The University of Southern Mississippi. Their research involves the intersections of equity, institutional research, and student-focused practices; this includes particular interests in mixed-methods designs, student success, and gender and sexual spectra. Recent studies examined syllabi construction, course withdrawal, and the experiences of early, Black honors students. Emily is particularly interested in identifying better ways to retain and support students of all identities and in reforming higher education from a focus on capitalism to a focus on equity.

  • Higher Education Leadership and Policy (PHD) - University of Texas at Austin (2018)
  • College and University Student Personnel Administration (MED) - University of Texas at Austin (2012)
  • Vocal Performance (BM) - Southern Methodist University (2004)

REF 723 Assessment in Student Affairs
HE 743 Student Development Theory and Research
HE 794(I-IV) Capstone in Higher Education
IDS 110 Luckyday Citizenship Seminar

  • Town halls, campaigns, and safe spaces: How campus responses to violence further marginalize vulnerable populations, The Wiley handbook of gender equity in higher education, 2020, 10.1002/9781119257639
  • Gender inequities in collegiate sport: History, theory, policy, and practice, The Wiley handbook of gender equity in higher education, 2020, 10.1002/9781119257639
  • Resilience, reconciliation, and redemption: An initial historical sketch of pioneering Black students in the Plan II honors program, Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 2017
  • Quality Matters: Applying the Rubric
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education (NASPA)
  • Association for the Study of Higher Education
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Association for Institutional Research

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Areas of Expertise

Assessment and evaluation, Mixed-methods designs, Student development, Equity-focused data collection and use, Gender and sexuality, Student success, Teaching and learning in higher education