Difference Maker - Nolyn Johnson - IT Director
Aug 27, 2013
Nolyn Johnson—Difference Maker at the Bartlett Campus
Director of Information Technology
Instructor of all information technology courses in information systems engineering, systems user support, and office technology professional programs
National College faculty member since 2011
Has worked in the IT industry for 15 years in roles such as chief technology officer, IT executive consultant, and IT professor for a variety of organizations, including state and local governments, non-profit agencies, and educational institutions
Recipient of certificate of excellence for expert advising this year from the Mayor of the City of Memphis
Holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a concentration in graphic design, a Master of Information Technology degree with a concentration in information security, and a Doctorate of Business Administration degree with a concentration in information systems management, as well as numerous Microsoft and CompTIA certifications
Founder of the advisory firm Analytical Business Concepts, which offers strategic planning in information technology initiatives, process improvement, and organizational development
“My career has always been a catalyst to help prepare students for more than just understanding technology, but how it applies in the business community. I teach soft skills along with information technology so the students can learn to build themselves as a quality brand that will translate into a promising career.”
“Some of my greatest teaching moments come when the student finally understands what has been taught for a period of time and they are able to communicate with me on a technical level as a professional. When a student works hard and passes an IT certification, it brings my heart joy to witness the accomplishment.
“I have been fortunate to take a student from a farming background that had never turned on a computer or sent an email, to a professional that offers technology solutions to clients. It is an amazing transformation. Being part of the National College faculty has allowed me to mold students into IT professionals who have a plan and path for their future.
Nolyn Johnson is a Difference Maker at the Bartlett Campus.