Dr. Joanna L. Jenkins

Joanna L. Jenkins: BIO
Joanna L. Jenkins PhD— a fierce champion of diversity, equity and inclusion born and
raised in the art, culture and activism of Philadelphia. Joanna transforms decades
of experience as an Associate Dean, Professor, Creative Director and strategist to
advance corporate, non-profit and entrepreneurial ventures in education, design,
strategic communication and corporate social responsibility. At the intersection of
industry and academia, Joanna teaches, conducts research, collaborates, and prepares
spaces for under-represented communities to thrive in their education and careers.
Joanna has a proven track record in engagement, program development, curricula
design, facilitator training, research and strategic planning. A Scholar with the Center for
Minority Serving Institutions, Joanna is the author of the upcoming HBCU College Prep
Guide, forthcoming books: “Advertising Creative” (6th edition) with Sage Press,
“Insecure, Awkward and Winning: Intersectionality of Race, Gender and Class” with
Peter Lang Press, as well as, The Convergence Crisis, Ted Talk; Reimagining the
Advertising Revolution and numerous articles including Black Women & Advertising
Ethics. Joanna has created campaigns, strategies and research in workplace equity,
media representation, visual culture, Millennial/GenZ perspectives, Women in the
Workplace and corporate social responsibility. A graduate of Pratt and Howard
—Joanna holds a B.A.in Graphic Design/Advertising, M.S. in Visual
Communications/Marketing and Ph.D. In Mass Communications/Psychology and a
certificate in DEI Governance/Leadership with Diverse Force: University of
Pennsylvania. She has taught at Howard University, American
University, Bowie State, Technical Career Institutes, Moore College of Art and Design
and is an affiliate professor at St. Joseph’s University. In her spare time she also enjoys
mentoring and working with entrepreneurs in launching restaurants and brands.