Stephanie Anne Johnson, Associate Professor in the Visual and Public Art Department has been appointed a 2012 Fellow for the Wildflowers Institute in San Francisco. As a Fellow she will “provide leadership in developing community think tanks and training programs”. With her doctoral studies in leadership, policy, and the public sphere, Stephanie will carry her seeds of courage, wisdom, and experience in diverse communities to the Wildflower Institute.
Her article Women, Shared Leadership, and Policy: The Mano River Peace Network Case Study was recently published online in The Journal of Pan African Studies. As a research project in process, this case study was presented at The Union Institute & University (Cincinnati, Ohio) residency and in Professor Kathryn Poethig’s global studies class here at CSUMB. Stephanie hopes that this work will help to bring the peacekeeping efforts of African women to the forefront of peace and conflict studies.
Her service learning course VPA 317S:Community Research allows students to employ a combination of community organizing and art strategies to analyze and understand the value of local community assets as they develop their own cross-cultural competencies. Read more about Professor Johnson's brillance on her website.