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Karen Johnson, EdD

Karen K. Johnson, Ed.D, is a state, regional, and internationally recognized leader, innovator, coach, mentor, and volunteer. After four decades of coaching leaders on how to sustain and grow organizations, her work in professional organizations, businesses, manufacturing firms, universities, and charter schools has earned her several recognitions. Dr. Johnson works with doctoral students at the University of Phoenix as they conduct and publish their dissertation research. She has mentored over 50 dissertation students to successful completion since 2007 and served on an equal number of committees of successful graduates. She currently serves as a CoDS Staff Faculty University Research Methodologist, advising students on the methods used in their research. She has been named a Phoenix 500 and was a Faculty of the Year recipient in 2021.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-