ETSU names Dr. Amy Johnson as QEP director


JOHNSON CITY (July 31, 2013) – Dr. Amy Johnson has been promoted to director of the Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) at East Tennessee State University.

In this role, she will oversee implementation of the school’s “INtopFORM” initiative, which focuses on building information fluency skills among ETSU students and helping them achieve excellence in seeking, using and communicating information.

Prior to her new appointment, Johnson was assistant dean of ETSU’s School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach and was responsible for overseeing the undergraduate and online programs for the Division of Cross-Disciplinary Studies as well as the ELS English Language Center.

She joined the ETSU staff in 2004 and served in other administrative roles, including interim director of assessment and coordinator of online student success.

Johnson holds a B.A. degree in government from The College of William & Mary and an M.A. in liberal studies from ETSU, where she also received her Ed.D. degree in 2010.  For her dissertation, Johnson studied the goals and objectives of successful adult degree-completion students.

She is a member of the Association for Continuing Higher Education, Tennessee Alliance for Continuing Education, and Phi Kappa Phi.

The INtopFORM initiative is ETSU’s current quality enhancement plan and is part of the school’s reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. As the QEP director, Johnson will work with academic departments and support units to advance the INtopFORM initiative and will organize faculty development activities and other special programs.

“Amy has been part of INtopFORM since its inception and I am very pleased to have her leading this effort,” said Dr. William Kirkwood, vice provost for Undergraduate Education and Executive Director of Planning and Analysis.

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