Olenda E. Johnson, Ph.D.

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Biography

Dr. Olenda E. Johnson is responsible for advancing leader and ethics development for the U.S. Navy. As a lead contributor in the Naval War College’s Leadership & Ethics (L&E) department, she advises Navy senior leaders, develops strategy, and facilitates team efforts. Currently, she leads the L&E team in developing a Flag Officer Development Continuum as directed by the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO). Olenda is a passionate teacher, whose Critical Thinking for Adaptive Leaders course is highly regarded. She also works with other military units (e.g., U.S. Army Special Forces Command) to support their leader development efforts, and serves as a requested speaker for external organizations.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Leadership

Professional Highlights

2016

Newport, RI

Serve as team lead for Flag Officer Development as tasked by the Chief of Naval Operations to the Naval War College.
2013

Newport, RI

Promoted to Full Professor, U.S. Naval War College
2010

Newport RI

Appointment, Associate Professor of Strategic Leadership and Leader Development in the College of Operational and Strategic Leadership, U. S. Naval War College
2008

Greensboro, NC

Associate Professor, School of Business & Economics, North Carolina A&T State University
2007

Colorado Springs, CO

U.S. Air Force Academy, Distinguished Visiting Professor of Management, Department of Management
2003

Greensboro, NC

North Carolina A&T State University, Associate Professor, School of Business & Economics
2002

Carlisle, PA

U.S. Army War College, Visiting Professor of Organizational Behavior, Department of Command Leadership and Management
2002

Greensboro, NC

Received Tenure and Promotion to Associate Professor, North Carolina A&T State University
1997

Greensboro, NC

Appointment as Assistant Professor of Management, School of Business & Economics, North Carolina A&T State Univeristy

Education

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, Katz Graduate School of Business, Organizational Behavior

MBA, Florida A&M University, School of Business & Industry, Finance concentration

B.S., Florida A&M University, School of Business & Industry, Management

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Awards and Decorations

Board of Governors’ Teacher of Excellence Award
University of North Carolina (UNC)

Teacher of the Year, School of Business & Economics
North Carolina A&T State University

Army Commander’s Medal for Public Service

Beta Gamma Sigma

Phi Kappa Phi

Other Honors

Group and Organizational Management Journal
Editor’s Choice Article Collections

External Memberships and Associations

International Leadership Association

Management & Organizational Behavior Teaching Society

News, Media, & Events

Naval War College Museum Announces New Exhibit “Illuminating the Past”

Jan 28, 2018
08:00 AM -
Naval War College Museum

What Is China Thinking with Its Newest Plane Design?

Sep 18, 2017
The National Interest
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