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About Me

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Hi- I’m Johanna Bishop.

I am a scholar/ practitioner experienced at organizing intentional change. I bring an inter-disciplinary perspective to everything I do, having worked in, and extensively studied in, business, industry, and higher education. I am grounded in management and organization theory, learning theory, and cultural perspectives. In practice, I apply sociological principles to create intentional change and maximize human performance improvement.

My experience and expertise include:

  • Researching the transmission and collective memory and social cognition of organizational disasters in the nuclear power industry.

  • Organizing conferences to bring community members together to raise human trafficking awareness and community capacity building.

  • Providing ethics training to government county level employees.

  • Creating a culture change to human performance improvement in the nuclear power industry.

  • Developing relevant and practice-oriented curricula in higher education.

  • Qualitative research methods.

  • Leadership development.

  • Faculty development.

My career spans 30+ years working in education , business, and industry. Before joining Wilmington University in 2006, I worked in the nuclear power industry  as an instructional technologist. I was also OSHA safety trained and worked safety during outages, was BRAVO  EP field ​driver, and worked as controller for the first NRC graded force-on-force exercises post 9/11. 

My interests lie in collective memory and high reliability organizing. 

Educational Background:

The George Washington University: Ed.D. in Human Resource Development/ Human & Organizational Learning

Wilmington College: Master of Education in Teaching and Master of Science in Human Resource Management. 

Central Michigan University: Bachelor of Arts.

Additional post graduate courses from Western Michigan University, Michigan State University, University of Northern Colorado, and University of Delaware. 

Professional Associations:

Association of Applied & Clinical Sociology (Lifetime member) Board Member At Large

American Sociological Association (member since 2007)

International Sociological Associaction (Lifetime member)

Academy of Management (member since 2005)

International Leadership Association

Journal of Applied Social Sciences,

Editorial Review Board

Questions? Ask me. ~Johanna