Vice President Intercultural Affairs

Alexandra Johnston, Ph.D., is a certified intercultural trainer and professional linguist with regional specialization in East Asia. Dr. Johnston earned her Ph.D. in linguistics from Georgetown University where she performed on-site intercultural research at restricted-access U.S. government offices. She also holds an M.A. in East Asian Studies from Stanford University and a B.A.in East Asian Studies and International Relations from Washington University in St. Louis.

Dr. Johnston has conducted intercultural linguistic research and provided communication training in the U.S., the Middle East, and Japan where she worked for two years on a Fulbright Fellowship. She has presented her research internationally and published articles in peer-reviewed journals. She specializes in transforming cutting-edge linguistics research into practical learning and development modules. Dr. Johnston has a proven record of increasing intercultural competency with government, corporate, and nonprofit clients.

Dr. Johnston has provided executive coaching for hundreds of East Asian and U.S. stakeholders engaged in bilateral relationships. Working with both sides to analyze cultural and communication differences, Dr. Johnston achieves results that include resolving issues, preempting derailers, improving interactional harmony, and achieving goals for all parties involved. She is passionate about assisting others on their journey towards intercultural competence and global fluency.