First Year Experience
Jamil D. Johnson, Ph.D.
Academic Coordinator
407-823-5543

Areas of Responsibility: Strategies for Success (SLS 1501) freshman seminar course, First Year Common Reading Program

Education:

  • University of Illinois Urbana Champaign – B.A. History
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – M.A. Educational Policy Studies
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – Ph.D. Educational Policy Studies

Dr. Johnson joined the FYE team in July 2015 as Academic Coordinator for the Strategies for Student Success (SLS 1501) program at UCF. Originally from Chicago, IL, Dr. Johnson earned his Ph.D in May 2015 from the University of Illinois in Educational Policy Studies (EPS). His research interests include Access and Participation in Higher Education Programs (undergraduate and graduate study) for underrepresented students (with a specific focus on African American males). Dr. Johnson has over ten years of experience in the context of the First-Year Experience including: coordinator of first-year seminars, academic advising, and campus wide diversity initiatives at the University of Illinois. In his new role, Dr. Johnson looks forward to strengthening the pathways of first-year students toward career placement and entrée into graduate/professional schools. In his spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys traveling, theme parks, and cooking.

Roldony “RJ” Joseph
SLS 1501 Undergraduate Assistant

SLS 1501 Faculty

SLS 1501 Professors are highly esteemed faculty members and student affairs professionals.

2017-2018 SLS Faculty

  • Amanda WIlkerson, EdD
  • Anna Saintil
  • Anna-Bradley Lozier
  • Anne Stark, PhD
  • Bernard Mackey, PhD
  • Carley Blades Myszkowski
  • CaSaundra Howell, EdD
  • Chiquita Lane
  • Danielle Aming
  • David Nash
  • Denise Cordova
  • Derick Brown
  • Devin Heller
  • Edwanna Andrews
  • Elizabeth Manuel
  • Gary Cahen
  • Germayne Graham, PhD
  • Haley Winston
  • Jamil D. Johnson, PhD
  • Jeffry Kaplan, PhD
  • Jeremy Foskitt
  • Jorri Bright
  • Kendra Gilbertson
  • Kensington Shields-Dutton
  • Lisandra Jimenez
  • Lucas Noboa
  • Masha Krsmanovic
  • Natalia Toro, EdD
  • Nataniel Rayes
  • Nicholas Solomon
  • Paige Woods
  • Rita Simpson
  • Stacey Malaret, EdD
  • Tava Bingham
  • Tiana Tucker
  • Tiffany Gibson
  • Troy Morris
  • Vanessa McRae
  • Vivian Ortiz, PhD.
  • Wayne Jackson

If you are interested in joining the Adjunct Faculty for the SLS 1501 Program, please contact Dr. Jamil D. Johnson at jamil.johnson@ucf.edu

 Congratulations to our 2015-2016 Faculty of the Year Award Winners!

  • Shameika Daye, Outstanding Faculty Award
  • Dr. Jamil D. Johnson, Outstanding New Faculty Award

2017-2018 SLS 1501 Peer Mentors

Each SLS 1501 section is assigned an upper-classman that demonstrates outstanding scholarship, leadership, and community involvement.

  • Alyssa Alvarez
  • Anthony Lozpe-Barreda
  • Arielle Cortez
  • Ashley Ritter
  • Bijita Devkota
  • Brigitta Pakler
  • Britney Brown
  • Camille Mangual-Ruiz
  • Carolynn Turneur
  • Catarina Kaltenhauser
  • Christa Gonzalez
  • Crishtine Sundar
  • Danielle Mapp
  • Heather Stone
  • Husam Alhaddad
  • Ja’Khi Britt
  • Jordan Bubar
  • Jordari Rene
  • Jose Hernandez
  • Joseph Hamelberg
  • Julian Mayorga
  • Kassia Halfide
  • Katina Lopez
  • Kayla Coll
  • Kayla LaDez
  • Kelly Addelman
  • Laurance Tirstant
  • Lovely Davilmar
  • Marcus Frutchey
  • Matisse Garnett-Young
  • Miranda Walker
  • Miriam Sims
  • Morgan Hernandez
  • Nicolas Alexander
  • Rebecca Aguilera
  • Rebecca Vollman
  • Roldony Joseph
  • Ruth Simeon
  • Samantha Richardson
  • Savon Crumity
  • Serin Zachariah
  • Shauntay Mcglothin
  • Sofia Garduno
  • Tierra George
  • Tremaine Jackson
  • Trenton Ferrera
  • Xynthia Torres

If you are interested in being an SLS 1501 Peer Mentor, please contact Dr. Jamil D. Johnson at jamil.johnson@ucf.edu