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Ane Turner Johnson, Ph.D., CASE PhD Program Director

Office: Herman D. James Hall 3085

Phone Number: 856-256-4500 x3818


About Ane Turner Johnson, Ph.D.

Dr. Ane Turner Johnson is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and the Program Director for the Ph.D. in Education located in the Center for Access, Success, and Equity (CASE). Dr. Johnson is an educational comparativist, with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa. She has conducted research in Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, South Africa, Togo, and Kenya and is the winner of the 2015 journal of Educational Management Administration and Leadership Best Paper of the Year for her work on women higher education administrators in Africa. The majority of her work has focused on rebuilding universities in post-conflict countries and how universities contribute to the peacebuilding process during conflict. Dr. Johnson teaches research methods and higher education content courses in the Ed.D. and Ph.D. programs.


Selected Publications

 Johnson, A. T. (in press). Conflicted communities, contested campuses: A cross-case comparison of community engagement at two African universities in conflict contexts. The Review of Higher Education.

 Johnson, A. T., & Singleton, D. S. (2015). A part but apart: Discursive explorations of the university as contested space in Kenya. Diaspora, Indigenous, and Minority Education, 9(4), 237-252.

 Johnson, A. T., & Hoba, P. (2015). Rebuilding higher education institutions in post-conflict contexts: Policy networks, process, perceptions, & patterns. International Journal of Educational Development, 43, 118-125. 

 Johnson, A. T. (2014). Performing and defying gender: An exploration of the lived experiences of women higher education administrators in Africa. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 42(6), 835-850.

 Johnson, A. T., & Hirt, J. B. (2014). Universities, dependency and the market: Innovative lessons from Kenya. Compare: A Journal of Comparative & International Education, 44(2), 230-251.

 Johnson, A. T. (2013). Rethinking agency in university development: The Association of African Universities and higher education in Africa. In A. W. Wiseman and C. C. Wolhuter (Eds.), The development of higher education in Africa: Prospects and challenges (pp. 425-453). Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Publishing.?

 Johnson, A. T. (2013). University agency in peacebuilding: Perspectives on conflict and development in Kenya. Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, 43(3), 329-345.

 Johnson, A. T. (2013). Exploring the use of mobile technology in qualitative inquiry in Africa. The Qualitative Report, 18(art 43), 1-14.

Johnson, A. T., Hirt, J. B., & Hoba, P. (2011). Higher education, policy networks, and policy entrepreneurship in Africa: The case of the Association of African Universities. Higher Education Policy, 24(1), 1-18.
Johnson, A. T., & Hirt, J. B. (2011). Reshaping academic capitalism to meet development priorities: The case of public universities in Kenya. Higher Education, 61(4), 483-499.