A new quarter always presents new faces to the hallways and classrooms here at Globe University–Sioux Falls. We have a number of new faces at the head of the classroom. I recently sat down with Jackie Johnson, one of our new business instructors this quarter. Jackie is teaching internet marketing in conjunction with the Globe University-Moorhead campus in our digital video classroom.
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what led you to Globe University?
I’m a business woman, wife and mother. I have three kids (ages 6, 4 and 1) and we live in Sioux Falls. I’ve always been entrepreneurial, and right now I’m launching my own marketing/web design company, blogging, teaching and doing a few things on the side. I stay busy! What led me to my current adjunct instructor position was a referral from a wonderful former client of mine. She saw the role as being a great fit for me, and I was excited to come on board.
What is your role and why is it important?
My role is to teach the fundamentals of internet marketing and to equip my students with the knowledge they need to use these techniques in their workplaces. There is so much opportunity in the online space right now, and no matter what your job aspirations, understanding internet marketing will benefit your career!
What do you like most about your job and Globe University?
What I love most is meeting the students and getting back into the world of academia. I’m a life-long learner, and it’s great to share my knowledge with my students and to watch them grow.
What inspires you?
I’m inspired by learning from smart people. Right now I love listening to podcasts, and my favorite is Entrepreneur on Fire. Check it out in iTunes!
What accomplishment are you most proud of?
I’m most proud of my job at home as a mother. I think it’s the most important role I will ever have!
What do you like best about teaching?
The best part about teaching is being able to open the door to whole world of opportunities for students. I truly believe those that develop a passion for online marketing will have a bright future in the industry!
Tell our readers something unique about yourself that only close family and friends would know?
I am obsessed with HGTV magazine and home decorating, and you can normally find my house with at least one new paint color every month or so!