LETU Names New Director Of Institutional Effectiveness and Research
Wed, Jul 16 2008
LeTourneau University has named Dr. Pamela A. Johnson as the director of Institutional
Effectiveness and Research, effective immediately.
In her new position, Johnson will be responsible for keeping the university’s institutional
databases, providing data analysis for institutional effectiveness and providing benchmarking data
used by the President’s Cabinet for planning and decision making.
Johnson will also produce reports for accreditation purposes, as well as for federal and
state governmental agencies and associations. Her work will also forecast in the areas of
enrollment, graduation rates, demographics, retention and institutional quality.
Johnson had been the university’s educator certification officer since 2002, providing
leadership in the university’s undergraduate, post baccalaureate and graduate educator preparation
programs. She also had taught as an adjunct faculty member teaching first-year experience courses
for incoming freshmen adjusting to college life.
A career educator, Johnson served as a math consultant for Longview High School and Judson
Middle School. Before that, she taught mathematics for several years in several high schools across
Texas in San Marcos, Wallis and Hurst. She also owned her own educational supply business and
consulting service that provided training related to childcare licensing requirements.
Johnson earned her doctorate in education last year from Nova Southeastern University in Fort
Lauderdale, Fla., in organizational and higher education leadership. She holds a master’s degree in
education from the University of Phoenix in adult education and distance learning and a master of
religious education from Trinity College and Seminary in Newburgh, Ind., in curriculum and
instruction. Her bachelor’s degree in English and mathematics came from Southwest Texas State
University in San Marcos, Texas, where she completed post-graduate work in 1985 to gain her Texas
teacher licensure. Johnson holds lifetime certification to teach math and English in grades