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Spring 2020: A Voyage of Discovery
Adjunct Faculty & Programs Chair

Jennifer Johnson

Colorado State University

Dr. Jennifer Johnson is a faculty member in the School of Education and the Assistant Director of the Office for Student Leadership, Involvement, and Community Engagement (SLiCE) at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. She has worked in higher education for more than 17 years and has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses in Education, Leadership, Service-Learning, and Student Affairs.


Dr. JJJ earned her bachelor’s degree in Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Minnesota, her master’s degree in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Colorado State University, and her doctorate in Education and Human Resource Studies at Colorado State University. Her research interests include identifying solutions to campus food insecurity and exploring the impacts of service-learning experiences on students’ perceptions of race.

Born and raised in a small college town in central Iowa, Dr. JJJ’s passion for travel and learning about other cultures and communities stemmed from her 2-year experience living overseas as a United State Peace Corps Volunteer in The Gambia, West Africa. Since that time, she has been fortunate to travel across 5 continents.

When she’s not on Semester at Sea, Dr. JJJ loves snuggling her adorable 3.5 legged puggle, binge listening to podcasts, playing dork board games, and exploring the outdoors with her family.

This will be Dr. JJJ’s inaugural voyage on Semester at Sea where she will work as the Chapman IMPACT Fellow and teach IE 272 Global Leadership. She is thrilled to be sharing this grand adventure with her partner, Chris Leck, and her three lively children (Rigley – age 10, Walden – age 7, and Guthrie – age 4).