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Academic Achievement Programs
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Nordia A. Johnson, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Achievement Programs
Nordia Johnson develops and creates pathways to high impact practices (HIPS) that facilitate thriving in higher education. Her role centers on bridging achievement and retention gaps by advancing equitable access to HIPS that can be used to buffer the risk of negative outcomes among underrepresented minority students. Throughout her career, Dr. Johnson has conducted research and led initiatives that examined best practices for supporting students of color and subsequently used this research to coordinate initiatives and develop programs to foster success among Black and Latinx students specifically. She has also taught courses in the Psychology and advanced the research body surrounding the promotion of resilience among college women from underrepresented communities. She remains committed to inclusive student success and aims to promote belonging and engagement in order to create a safe learning environment in which all students can thrive.
Dr. Johnson is a scholar-practitioner who came to Stockton from Michigan State University, where she completed her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Community Psychology. Prior to pursuing her graduate studies, Johnson completed her undergraduate studies at Hofstra University, becoming a proud alumna of Hofstra University’s HEOP/EOP program, fondly known as New Opportunities at Hofstra (NOAH).
Psychology Major, Mental Health Concentration
Fleming assists in office operations and events as well as tracking and sharing HIPs opportunities with students to decrease the gap in educational and career opportunities for students of color. Her/Their career goals are to specialize in counseling for marginalized people. Disparities in opportunities for students of color as well as disparities in mental health care for people of color drove Fleming to work within the Office of Academic Achievement.