The Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) is pleased to welcome Stacey M. Johnson, Ed.D., as director of learning and engagement. In this role Stacey leads the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of in-person and virtual programs and initiatives for the benefit of CUMU’s 115+ member campuses and other partners. This includes leading CUMU Huddles and the Anchor Learning Network.

stacey johnson CUMU director of learning and engagement headshotStacey brings 20+ years of experience in higher education both as faculty and professional staff at research universities, liberal arts colleges, and community colleges. She most recently served as assistant director at the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University, where she also was a senior lecturer of Spanish and faculty in the Peabody College English Language Learners Program.

“Stacey’s demonstrated leadership will enhance the CUMU membership through collaborations with current and prospective members and by developing programs that allow our member institutions to learn, create, and share with one another,” said Valerie Holton, Ph.D., CUMU executive director.

Stacey has published books and articles on topics related to online and hybrid instruction, postsecondary language classroom practices, and adult learning including transformative learning and critical pedagogy. Her most recent publication is an edited collection entitled How We Take Action: Social Justice in PK-16 Language Classrooms that features more than 50 authors sharing how they foster more engaged, justice-oriented educational spaces for language learners.

“I am excited to join an organization with such a vital mission. It is already clear to me that CUMU’s membership is vibrant and committed to working together to solve some of our most pressing challenges,” said Johnson. “I can’t wait to jump in and support the people and programs doing that work.”

Stacey can be reached at Join the CUMU headquarters team in welcoming her to CUMU.