Amy Johnson, EdD
Associate Provost for Faculty & Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence
Amy Johnson EdD is the Associate Provost for Faculty & Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at East Tennessee State University. Dr. Johnson has more than 15 years of experience in continuing higher education, adult degree programming, teaching and faculty development, and university first-year experience courses. As the director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at ETSU Dr. Johnson facilitates and assesses faculty workshops as well as facilitates interdisciplinary faculty learning communities aimed at helping faculty learn best practices for improving student engagement and critical thinking.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Oxford defines Intersectionality as the interconnected nature of social categorizations such as race, class, and gender, regarded as creating overlapping and interdependent systems of discrimination or disadvantage; a theoretical approach based on such a premise. The intersectionality theory challenges us to consider social determinants, not in terms of single factors (e.g., gender or SES) but in terms of multiple interacting factors because disadvantage arises from a constellation of interrelated and intersecting social roles. Many well-recognized frameworks in academic medicine point to the…
Models of leadership which emphasize collaboration, common goals, and fluidity rather than position are essential to interprofessional practice. Shared leadership in team-based practice helps to improve patient safety and outcomes and to enhance provider wellbeing. Developing future health professionals who incorporate these concepts into their work with colleagues and patients is a crucial component of interprofessional education. Assessing students’ acquisition of these concepts is paramount and can be important not only in assessing student learning but also in program evaluation and…