Faculty Profile

Karen Johnson

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Learning Technologies
College
College of Information

    

Education

PhD, University of Minnesota, 2011.
Major: Work and Human Resource Education
Degree Specialization: Human Resource Development
Dissertation Title: Relationships between Organizational Service Orientation, Customer Service Training, and Employee Engagement
MA, University of Minnesota, 2007.
Major: Human Resource Development
Dissertation Title: The Role of Tourism in National Human Resource Development
BA, University of the West Indies, 1999.
Major: Psychology

Current Scheduled Teaching*

LTEC 6950.745, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2023
LTEC 4050.020, Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement, Spring 2023
LTEC 5640.020, Organization Development, Technology and Change, Spring 2023
LTEC 4040.020, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Spring 2023
LTEC 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2022
LTEC 6950.745, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2022
LTEC 4050.020, Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement, Fall 2022 Syllabus
LTEC 4050.021, Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement, Fall 2022 Syllabus
LTEC 3200.020, Leadership and Ethical Practices for STEM Professionals, Fall 2022 Syllabus
LTEC 5650.020, Technology Entrepreneurship, Fall 2022

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

LTEC 5210.020, Instructional Systems Design I, Summer 10W 2022 SPOT
LTEC 5640.020, Organization Development, Technology and Change, Summer 10W 2022 SPOT
LTEC 4040.020, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Summer 10W 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2022
LTEC 4050.020, Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 4050.021, Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5640.020, Organization Development, Technology and Change, Spring 2022 SPOT
LTEC 4040.020, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 4040.021, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5650.020, Technology Entrepreneurship, Spring 2022 SPOT
LTEC 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2021
LTEC 4050.020, Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 4050.021, Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3200.020, Leadership and Ethical Practices for STEM Professionals, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 6900.715, Special Problems in Learning Technologies, Fall 2021
LTEC 5650.020, Technology Entrepreneurship, Fall 2021 SPOT
LTEC 5610.020, Analysis of Research in Learning Technologies, Summer 10W 2021 SPOT
LTEC 5610.026, Analysis of Research in Learning Technologies, Summer 10W 2021 SPOT
LTEC 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2021
LTEC 4050.020, Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 4050.021, Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 4040.020, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 4040.021, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5800.020, Studies in Learning Technologies, Spring 2021 SPOT
LTEC 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2020
LTEC 4050.020, Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 4050.021, Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 3200.020, Leadership and Ethical Practices for STEM Professionals, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5800.020, Studies in Learning Technologies, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 4040.020, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Summer 10W 2020 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5800.020, Studies in Learning Technologies, Summer 10W 2020 SPOT
LTEC 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020
LTEC 4050.020, Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement, Spring 2020 Syllabus
LTEC 4050.021, Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement, Spring 2020 Syllabus
LTEC 4040.020, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Spring 2020 Syllabus
LTEC 4040.021, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Spring 2020 Syllabus
LTEC 4040.026, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Spring 2020 Syllabus
LTEC 5800.020, Studies in Learning Technologies, Spring 2020
LTEC 5800.020, Studies in Learning Technologies, Spring 8W2 2020
LTEC 5800.080, Studies in Learning Technologies, Spring 2020
LTEC 5800.080, Studies in Learning Technologies, Spring 8W2 2020
LTEC 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
LTEC 3200.020, Leadership and Ethical Practices for STEM Professionals, Fall 2019 SPOT
LTEC 4040.020, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Fall 2019 SPOT
LTEC 4040.021, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Fall 2019 SPOT
LTEC 4040.020, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 4040.021, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 6800.020, Special Topics in Learning Technologies, Spring 2019 SPOT
LTEC 5800.020, Studies in Learning Technologies, Spring 2019 SPOT
LTEC 5800.026, Studies in Learning Technologies, Spring 2019 SPOT
LTEC 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 8W2 2018
LTEC 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2018
LTEC 4040.020, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 4040.026, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Fall 2018 Syllabus
LTEC 5800.021, Studies in Learning Technologies, Fall 2018 SPOT
LTEC 6031.020, Trends and Issues in Applied Technology, Training and Development, Fall 2018 SPOT
LTEC 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Summer 10W 2018
LTEC 4050.020, Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 4050.021, Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 5800.020, Studies in Learning Technologies, Spring 2018 SPOT
LTEC 5800.026, Studies in Learning Technologies, Spring 2018 SPOT
LTEC 4050.020, Entrepreneurship and Performance Improvement, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 6021.020, Needs Analysis and Curriculum Development, Fall 2017 SPOT
LTEC 5320.020, Contemporary Issues in Workforce Learning and Performance, Spring 2017 SPOT
LTEC 4470.020, Human Relations in Business, Education and Industry, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 6021.020, Needs Analysis and Curriculum Development, Fall 2016 SPOT
LTEC 6021.026, Needs Analysis and Curriculum Development, Fall 2016 SPOT
LTEC 6031.030, Trends and Issues in Applied Technology, Training and Development, Fall 2016 SPOT
LTEC 4040.020, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
LTEC 4040.026, Organizational Development and Performance Improvement, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ATTD 5010.020, Performance Assessment, Spring 2016 SPOT
ATTD 5010.026, Performance Assessment, Spring 2016 SPOT
ATTD 5100.020, Principles of Applied Technology, Training and Development, Fall 2015 SPOT
LTEC 4070.021, Principles of Leadership, Empowerment and Team Building, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Bowen, M., Johnson, K. R. (2019). Entrepreneurial Skills for the 21st Century (Workplace): The SME Sector. Handbook of Research on Promoting Higher-Order Skills and Global Competencies in Life and Work. 56-69. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Johnson, K. R., Hewapathirana, G., Bowen, M. (2019). Faculty Development for Online Teaching. Handbook of Research on Virtual Training and Mentoring of Online Instructors. 16. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/faculty-development-for-online-teaching/208826
Conference Proceeding
Tyler-Wood, T. L., Smith, D. L., Johnson, K. R. (2019). Gender Differences in 7th Grade Students’ Interest in STEM after Participating in a Solenoid Instructional Unit. American Society for Engineering Educators Conference Proceedings.
Hayes, A. T., K. (2019). Inclusivity in Cultural Embodiment in Virtual Reality Education and Training Experiences: A Reflection on Diverse Representations. 4. International Conference on Smart Learning Environments.
Doyle, A., Johnson, K. R. (2017). Toward an integrative approach of the learning organization: A review of the literature. Minnesota: Academy of Human Resource Development Conference Proceedings.
Park, S., Chaudhuri, S., Hewapathirana, G. I., Johnson, K. R., Bowen, M. (2015). An analysis of awarded journal articles from the Academy of Human Resource Development. Other. St Louis, Missouri:.
Johnson, K. R. (2012). The relationships among organizational service orientation, customer service training, and employee engagement. Other. Denver, Colorado:.
Bowen, M. M., Johnson, K. R., Chaudhuri, S. (2008). Informal training in developing countries. Lille, France: Academy of Human Resource Development.
Johnson, K. R., Barlett, K. R. (2008). The intersection of national human resource development and skills training in the tourism industry: A Jamaican perspective. Other. 41. Lille:.
Bartlett, K., Johnson, K. R., Schneider, I. E. (2006). A comparative study of strategic HRD approaches for workforce planning in the tourism industry. 1-8. Bowling Green, OH: AHRD.
Journal Article
Kaplan-Rakowski, R., Johnson, K. R., Wojdynski, T. (2021). The impact of virtual reality meditation on college students’ test performance.. Smart Learning Environments.
Chaudhuri, S., Park, S., Johnson, K. R. (2021). Engagement, Inclusion, Knowledge Sharing, and Talent Development: Is Reverse Mentoring a Panacea to All?. The European Journal of Training and Development. Emerald Publishing Limited. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/EJTD-01-2021-0005/full/html
Johnson, K. R., Ennis-Cole, D. L., Bonhamgregory, M. (2020). Workplace Success Strategies for Employees with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A New Frontier for Human Resource Development. Human Resource Development Review. 19(2), 30. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1534484320905910?casa_token=nn3EjHlPSgIAAAAA:AptPhzVYtkoa1nJYKGF8H6c-1hU5wA7DLQ1R2ziNC7yWDJd6XZ9V1gnZY7YINYXmHH8CCiUfUL80YQ
Johnson, K. R., Park, S. (2020). Mindfulness training for tourism and hospitality frontline employees. Industrial and Commercial Training. 52(3), 185-193. Emerald Publishing. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/ICT-10-2019-0095/full/html
Johnson, K. R., Park, S., Chaudhuri, S. (2020). Mindfulness Training in the Workplace: Exploring its Scope and Outcomes. The European Journal of Training and Development. 44(4/5), 341-354. Bingley, West Yorkshire: Emerald. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/EJTD-09-2019-0156/full/html
Hayes, A. T., Johnson, K. R. (2019). Cultural Embodiment in Virtual Reality Education and Training: A Reflection on Representation of Diversity. Other. 93-96. https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85063724039&doi=10.1007%2f978-981-13-6908-7_13&partnerID=40&md5=755df7519e0d8a5bdbfb810ea9012619
Park, K., Johnson, K. R. (2019). Job Satisfaction Work Engagement and Turnover Intention of Health Science Teachers. International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training. 6(3), 224-242. Bremen:.
Park, S., Johnson, K. R., Chaudhuri, S. (2019). Promoting Work Engagement in the Hotel Sector: Review and Analysis. Management Research Review. 42(8), 971-990. Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
Doyle, A., Johnson, K. R. (2019). A Revisit of the Learning Organisation: Is it Time?. Journal of Information and Knowledge Management. 18(3), . Hackensack, New Jersey: World Scientific Publishing Company.
Johnson, K. R., Huang, T., Doyle, A. (2019). Mapping Talent Development in Tourism and Hospitality: A Literature Review. The European Journal of Training and Development. 43(9), 821-841. Bingley, West Yorkshire: Emerald Publishing Limited. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/EJTD-03-2019-0047/full/html
Tyler-Wood, T. L., Johnson, K. R., Cockerham, D. P. (2018). Factors influencing STEM career choices: Gender differences. Journal of Research in STEM Education. 4(2), 179-192. Denton:.
Turner, J. R., Baker, R. M., Schroeder, J., Johnson, K. R., Chung, C. (2018). The Global Leadership Capacity Wheel: Comparing HRD Leadership Literature with Research from Global and Indigenous Leadership. The European Journal of Training and Development. 43(1/2), 105+131. Bingley, West Yorkshire: Emerald.
Turner, J. R., Baker, R. M., Schroeder, J., Johnson, K. R., Chih-hung, H. (2018). Leadership development techniques: Mapping leadership development techniques with leadership capacities using a typology of development. The European Journal of Training and Development. 42(9), 538-557. Emerald. https://na01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.emeraldinsight.com%2Feprint%2FUURS2QQDUKZV3YZ3EDFN%2Ffull&data=02%7C01%7CJohn.Turner%40unt.edu%7C0f17a79a5db5423f4d9c08d64671276e%7C70de199207c6480fa318a1afcba03983%7C0%7C0%7C636773850136771667&sdata=JA7FdgOPCesK3LeJlk6VoQPnuwXwA98EYm%2B8MBQBrBQ%3D&reserved=0
Tyler-Wood, T. L., Cockerham, D. P., Johnson, K. R. (2018). Implementing new technologies in a middle school curriculum: a rural perspective. Smart Learning Environments. 5(1), 16 pages.
Johnson, K. R., Park, S., Bartlett, K. R. (2018). Perceptions of customer service orientation, training, and employee engagement in Jamaica’s hotel sector. The European Journal of Training and Development. 42(3/4), 191-209. Bingley, West Yorkshire: Emerald Publishing. https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/EJTD-11-2017-0094/full/html
Allen, J. M., Johnson, K. R. (2017). University of North Texas Program of Applied Technology and Performance Improvement. Performance Improvement. 56(1), 1-8.
Bartlett, K., Johnson, K. R., Schneider, I. E. (2016). Comparing strategic human resource development approaches for tourism and hospitality workforce planning. Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality and Tourism. 15(4), 440-461. Taylor and Francis.
Park, S., Chaudhuri, S., Hewapathirana, G., Johnson, K. R., Bowen, M. (2016). An Analysis of Award Winning Refereed Articles from the Journals Sponsored by the Academy of Human Resource Development. Human Resource Development Quarterly. 27(4), 10. Wiley.
Olson, S., Johnson, K. R. (2015). Online Learning for College Student Success. 43(1), .
Johnson, K. R., Barlett, K. (2013). The role of national human resource development in the tourism industry: A Jamaican perspective. Human Resource Development International. 16(2), 205-219. Taylor & Francis. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13678868.2013.771867#abstract
Barlett, K., Johnson, K. R., Harris, M. (2006). Student perceptions of the learning process and outcomes in accelerated classes. International Journal of Learning. 13, 123-129. Common Ground Publishing.
Technical Report
Bartlett, K., Johnson, K. R. (2005). Minnesota tourism workforce in 2020: An analysis of employment projections for tourism workforce planning.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grant - Research
Johnson, K. R. (Principal), Ennis-Cole, D. L. (Co-Principal), "Nurturing an Entrepreneurial Mindset: A Path Forward for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder," Sponsored by College of Information, University of North Texas, $4750 Funded. (December 2020December 2021).
Johnson, K. R., "Experience and Needs of Higher Education Faculty, Administrators, and Staff with Autism Spectrum Disorder," Sponsored by College of Information, University of North Texas, $3000 Funded. (November 2019November 2021).
Johnson, K. R., "Junior Faculty Summer Research Support Award," University of North Texas, $5000.00 Funded. (May 2016August 2016).
Grant - Teaching
Johnson, K. R., "UNT CLEAR Course Design," Sponsored by UNT CLEAR, University of North Texas, $1500.00 Funded. (June 2016August 2016).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

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out of 7
%
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students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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