Faculty – Jennifer Johnson

JenniferJohnson - Associate Professor, Design & Innovation
Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Integrated Programs
Associate Professor, Design & Innovation

Peter B. Lewis Building 225
Office Hours: Thursdays 3 - 4:30 PM and by Appointment

Jennifer has 26 years of management consulting experience in positions ranging from associate partner with the global management consulting firm Accenture to head of her own consulting practice. Her management consulting expertise is in guiding organizations to envision, plan, and implement successful change. Her experience includes developing and implementing strategies in transformational change, process and organizational design, and organizational communications. Johnson has led project teams in a number of industries, including healthcare, telecommunications, utilities, natural resources, and manufacturing, and her clients have ranged in size from established Fortune 500 organizations to new corporate ventures. She also has advised nonprofit organizations. In addition, Johnson has developed and implemented frameworks and tools for the successful planning and implementation of consulting projects, and has been a faculty member in several professional education programs for business executives.

Prior to entering her career in consulting, Johnson received an MBA with an emphasis in Management Information Systems from the Weatherhead School of Management. She remained active on campus after receiving her MBA, and was a guest lecturer at Weatherhead for eight years before joining the faculty. Jennifer received a BA in Sociology from Northwestern University.

MBA, Case Western Reserve University, 1987
BA, Northwestern University, 1973

Initially Appointed: 2003

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Bringing management theory to life through real-world examples is Johnson's focus in the classroom. She blends her business knowledge and examples with student observations and experiences to heighten awareness of challenges and opportunities students will be facing in the business world. Her emphasis is on building knowledge and skills to prepare students to be highly successful in their careers.

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