Jennie Johnson

Jennie Johnson is a Senior Associate Director of Instructional Design and Special Projects at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies. She has over ten years of experience designing and developing impactful and innovative learning experiences in higher education and corporate training contexts.

In her current role, Jennie provides end-to-end design support on high-profile, complex course design projects that further School and University priorities. She also supervises the day-to-day work of the School’s instructional designers, and manages an immersive internship program designed for graduate students seeking to learn more about the instructional design field and gain hands-on practice completing course design tasks. 

Prior to joining Columbia, Jennie was most recently an instructional designer at Manhattan College where she assisted in the creation and delivery of faculty course design workshops, helped establish an integrative learning community of practice for faculty, and co-created a set of hybrid course development and delivery standards.

Before transitioning to higher education, Jennie worked as an instructional designer for Management Concepts where she designed instructor-led courses for multiple modalities, supported the implementation of a Learning Content Management System and reusable content strategy, and championed a design approach that emphasized learning transfer and behavior change back on the job.

Jennie holds an M.A.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and B.A. in English from The College of William and Mary. Her teaching experience includes classroom and online instruction at the secondary level. Additionally, she is a Quality Matters-certified Peer Reviewer and Applying the Quality Matters Rubric Online Facilitator.