Professor Dr. Bruce Johnson | Ph.D., Capella University
I have had a life-long love of learning. I first obtained an undergraduate degree in Business Administration. Next, I completed a Master's in Business Administration (MBA), then a second master's in Adult Education, followed by a Certificate in Training & Performance Improvement. In 2010 I completed a Ph.D. with an emphasis in adult education. My dissertation was focused on adult learning within an online classroom environment. The first master's degree was completed in a traditional classroom environment and the rest of my class work was completed online. As you can see, I value professional development and I understand what it's like to attend class while facing other demands, such as working full-time.
As an instructor, supporting a student involves providing more than a grade, it means providing feedback about strengths and areas of development. I am responsive to students’ needs, adaptive to changing conditions, and develop a strong virtual presence. I’ve found that when I take a positive approach to student development they are likely to experience greater self-motivation, engagement in the class, and improved performance. I believe there are no limits to what we can achieve; we all have an ability to realize our full potential because of our capacity to learn. What it takes to achieve academic success is determination, commitment, and most important of all a willingness to learn and grow. Believe in yourself, believe in what you can be, hold on to that vision and you will make it.
Advantages of a Professor Direct Class
The classes I teach are designed with your needs in mind. The benefit you’ll receive as a student is the online teaching background, real world experience, and academic expertise of your instructor. There will be weekly interactions through discussion questions and you’ll find that this helps to engage you in the process of learning. Most students find that their intellectual curiosity increases and they develop critical thinking skills as we talk about the course topics. In addition, you’ll receive timely and meaningful feedback with your written assignments that will help you build upon your strengths and improve areas of needed development. More importantly, you’ll find that I am actively involved in the class and focused on your progress.