Darrell Naylor Johnson

Darrell Naylor Johnson

Work History

Work History
Feb 2011 - Present

Education Technology, Assistant VP for eLearning Division

SCAD Group Inc

Senior leadership role responsible for eLearning and alternative course delivery formats within the Educational Technology Division.Duties include planning, management and strategy of instructional design, curricular and course development, faculty support and training as well as virtual student services for SCAD locations in Hong Kong, Lacoste, Atlanta, Savannah and the eLearning campus.Works collaboratively admission and marketing on program recruitment and promotion as well as with non-credit units and academic departments to provide faculty training for blended learning and development of programs for online delivery in support of established performance matrices and key institutional strategic objectives.

2004 - 2011

Vice President for SCAD eLearning

SCAD Group Inc.

Senior management for College owned for profit subsidiary (SCAD Group, Inc.).Served as the coordinating body for all services and support for the College’s virtual campus (SCAD-eLearning).

Responsible for producing high quality online courses and doing so in a cost effective manner that creates value and generates revenue for the College.Supervised course development, multi-media production as well as teaching and learning support for distance and distributed learning programs. Worked collaboratively with academic departments to develop programs for online delivery in support of established performance matrixes and strategic objectives.

2002 - 2004

Assistant Vice President for SCAD eLearning

Savannah College of Art and Design

Senior academic leadership role, contributed to the academic and institutional integrity of the College through policy management and coordination of academic programs and curriculum development as well key architect for planning and development of an online campus. Provided oversight and was responsible for ensuring high quality and effective academic support services and faculty development. Reported to the vice-president for academic services and supervised the dean of graduate studies, the coordinator of academic advising, the office of the registrar, off-campus programs, library services, and the office of instructional design.

1992 - 2004


Savannah College of Art and Design

Courses Taught:

Art History: Survey of African-American Art

Foundation Studies: 2D Design, Drawing I, Drawing II, Drawing III, and Color Theory

Painting: Mural Painting I, Mural Painting II, Independent Study in Fresco Painting

2000 - 2002

Dean of the School of Fine Arts

Savannah College of Art and Design

Lead the assigned academic programs of foundation studies, liberal arts, painting, and art history. Implemented academic policies and procedures and ensured academic quality and standards in line with accreditation criteria. Supervised department chairs to provide oversight of level, content, and methods of faculty teaching. Developed school-wide blended learning initiative and good practice use of technologies in support of strategic adoption of course management system usage at the departmental level.Established and maintained organizational structure and directed curriculum development for the departmental areas of the school of fine arts. In additional to administrative duties, teaching assignments within the school areas(s) were undertaken.


1989 - Present

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Illustration

Savannah College of Art and Design
2007 - Present


Indiana University
1990 - 1992

Master of Fine Arts

Pennslyvannia State University


2011 US Department of Labor                  Served as an online education expert panel reviewer for

                  the U.S. Department of Labor  (DOL) grant awarded under

                  the Trade Adjustment grants program (TAACCCT).  Sloan Consortium

    • Contributing author to the Sloan Consortium publication Quality Score Card Toolkit; A Work in Progress
    • Effective Practices awards panel reviewer
    • Expert Mentor for Sloan C Online Teaching Certificate

2010     Online Program Quality Score Card ToolkitDistance Learning Expert Panel for Sloan ConsortiumDesigns on eLearning Conference 1 of 2 US delegates on the International Steering Committee National Distance Learning Week        Committee member and featured presenter, USDLA 2009-present    PRESIDENT

    Georgia Distance Learning Association (GADLA)

2009-present    SOUTHEAST REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR                                   CHAPTER DEVELOPMENTUnited States Distance Learning Association