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Yelando Johnson

Dr. Yelando Johnson is Assistant Professor and the BSW Program Director at Newman University. Dr. Johnson is an alumna of Newman University where she obtained her MSW and MBA. Dr. Johnson received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Wichita State University. Her dissertation research focused on the lived school experiences of academically high achieving Black males in an urban high school setting. Her current research interest also includes diversity and equity in higher education– preparing instructors for multicultural education, social justice, spirituality and social work practice, and healthcare disparities in low socio economic communities. Dr. Johnson has over 10 years of experience teaching in higher education, both on ground and online courses. Some of the courses she has taught include Human Behavior in the Social Environment, Intro to Social Work, Generalist Practice, Family Practice, Social Justice and Advocacy, and Cultural Competency. She is interested in utilizing simulation activities in practice courses and incorporating service-learning activities. Dr. Johnson has over 25 years of clinical experience as a licensed master’s social worker in the healthcare field, aging population, behavioral and mental health, and family and children services.

  • Ed.D, Doctorate of Education
  • MSW, Masters of Social Work
  • MBA, Masters of Business Administration
  • BSW, Bachelor of Social Work

  • Social Work
  • Practice in the Healthcare field
  • Multicultural Instruction
  • Social Work Practice with aging population

  • Black Male Achievement – structural conditions, achievement patterns
  • Diversity and Equity in Education – preparing teachers for multicultural education
  • Spirituality and Social Work Practice
  • Aging Population – independence and wellbeing
  • Healthcare Disparities for the uninsured

  • Patterson, J., Johnson, D., Whitener, M., Wilcoxson-Johnson, Y., Smith, J. (2013). Collective efficacy and relational trust in a reconstituted U.S. middle school.
  • Wilcoxson, Y. (2013). Perspectives of high achieving Black males: How they have beaten the odds and overcome obstacles for achieving academic success. Kansas African American Affairs Commission and the Urban League of Kansas, Article Published.
  • Johnson, Y. (2015). Voices of academically high achieving Black males in high school. Saarbrucken, Germany: Lap Lambert Academic Publishing.
  • 12th Annual GRASP Symposium, Wichita State University “Qualitative Study Examining the Growth and Sustainability of a Rural Kansas Town”
  • Kansas Alliance of Black School Educators 27th Annual Conference, Wichita, KS “African American Males in Crisis”
  • Justice Keepers Community Summit, Wichita, KS Leadership for Equity and Excellence Forum
  • Kansas African American Affairs Commission Topeka, KS Black History Month, Advocacy Days at the Capitol Wichita Chamber of Commerce, Wichita, KS “Why Diversity Matters”
  • National Case Management, Miami, FL “Strategies & Resources for Managing the Uninsured”
  • Kansas Health Disparities, Topeka, KS “Community Case Management”

  • CSWE 2018-present Newman National Alumni Association Board
  • 2018-present National Association of Social Workers
  • 2018-present Kansas Leadership Center
  • 2013 - present Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

  • Course Hero's Feature Multicultural Education Award of Excellence 2010-2014
  • Community Development Leadership 2011
  • Zeta Phi Beta Community Award
Dir of MSW Program, Assoc Professor & Div Chair for Social Work
School of Social Work
316-942-4291 ext. 2326
Office: MN106
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