Carol Johnson

Associate Professor

  • Faculty

What I do

Assistant Dean, MBA Programs

Professional Biography

Carol J Johnson is Assistant Dean, MBA Programs, at the Daniels College of Business. Prior to becoming Assistant Dean, Dr. Carol J. Johnson served for a decade as Chair of the Department of Marketing, a co-founder of the Intermodal Transportation Institute at the University of Denver, and more recently as Faculty Director of Executive and Professional MBA programs at the Daniels College of Business.

In these roles, she was responsible for leading the redesign of both the Master of Science in Marketing and the Professional MBA program and for the design of the Master of Science in Intermodal Transportation. Over the course of her career, she has taught well over 150 courses and independent studies, primarily in general business, marketing, and supply chain management. Many of her courses have incorporated a major project focused on helping small businesses in Denver. In recognition of her efforts she has received several teaching awards at the University of Denver and the University of Maryland.

She received the BS, MBA, and PhD from the University of Maryland at College Park. She also holds advanced certification from the Online Learning Consortium (formerly Sloan-C) and she mentors online higher-education instructors across North America. As a Fulbright Scholar, she served as a Visiting Fulbright Lecturer in Riga and Valmiera, Latvia.

Her most recent research interest is investigating how adult students learn in an online environment. Her research interests also include customer experience management and online/face-to-face learning and assessment.


  • Ph.D., Logistics and Transportation Management, University of Maryland at College Park, 1995
  • MBA, Logistics and Transportation Management, University of Maryland, 1990
  • BS, Marketing, University of Maryland, 1980

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Sloan-C Online Certification-Advanced
  • Sloan-C Online Certification-Foundations
  • Sloan-C Master of Blended Learning
  • Beta Gamma Sigma Collegiate Chapter Officer Training