– Full Name: Deazell J. Johnson
– Pronouns: Hem/Him/His
– Pronunciation: deh-ZEL JAWN-son
– Motto: "Chance favors those in motion. Keep moving, take action and opportunities will follow," (Johnson, 2020)

Dr. Deazell Johnson is an adjunct faculty member in the M.A. in Higher Education Leadership program at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), and serves a full-time career counselor role in the Career Center. He has also served in multiple leadership positions on campus since 2003.

A proud Matador himself, Dr. Johnson has earned his Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (2020) at CSUN, completing his dissertation, titled "Untapped, Underrepresented, and Unstoppable: A Qualitative Study of How Peer and Student-Faculty Interactions Shape the Experiences of Black Undergraduate Women in Engineering and Computer Science". Prior to that, he earned his M.A. in Educational Administration in Higher Education (2014) and B.A. in Screenwriting (2008) at CSUN.

Dr. Johnson’s main research interests are intersectionality and STEM, including racialized and gendered experiences of Black/African American women in STEM, BIPOC student retention in higher education, and more.

As a servant leader and situational leader, his passion, intersectionality, pedagogy, and skillset ultimately shape his commitment to serving all students and leading them to their strengths.

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