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Joel Johnson, M.A.

Senior Director of Project Management and Academic Technology

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Nazareth Hall, N1128
3003 Snelling Ave. N
St Paul, MN 55113


Joel Johnson joined the University of Northwestern in 2013. Johnson oversees the university’s Project Management Office, Online Learning Office, and Office of Academic Technology. He is responsible for providing leadership and support in implementing initiatives and projects that help drive the university’s vision, mission, and strategic plans.

Working with academic and IT leadership, Johnson provides direction and vision for digital learning and technology integration in online, blended and classroom-based teaching and learning environments.

Johnson earned a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems from the University of Northwestern-St. Paul (MN) in 2003 and a master's degree in Educational Technology Leadership from the George Washington University (DC) in 2007. He is currently completing a doctoral degree from the University of Glasgow. He and his wife, Heather (’02), reside in Shoreview with their sons, Isaac and David.

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