Loyola University Maryland

African and African American Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

Adanna J. Johnson-Evans, Ph.D.

A JohnsonAssociate Professor of Psychology

Office: Beatty Hall, Room 222G
Telephone: 410-617-2537
Email: AJJohnson@loyola.edu


  • B.S. (Psychology with minor in Spanish, magna cum laude), Prarie View A&M University
  • M.A. (Counseling with Community Emphasis), Marquette University
  • Ph.D. (Counseling Psychology), Marquette University

Scholarly Interests:

Involved in multicultural research and recruitment and retention activities for students of color in higher education. Clinical work has focused on helping children and adolescents and their families better understand themselves and each other. Holistic approach to psychology in which she teaches her clients to find balance between spirit, mind and body in order to address concerns in their everyday lives. Begun a new line of research in the use of traditional African healing modalities in a modern therapeutic context.

Representative Publications:

Lyons, H. Z., Bike, D. H., Ojeda, L., Rosales Meza, R., Johnson, A., & Flores, L. Y. (2013).
Qualitative research as social justice practice with culturally diverse populations.
Journal for Social Action in Counseling and Psychology5(2), 10-25.

Lyons, H. Z., Bike, D. H., Johnson, A. J., & Bethea, A. (2012). Culturally competent qualitative
     research with People of African Descent. Journal of Black Psychology, 38 (2), 153-171.

Course Offerings:

PY615: Advanced Abnormal Psychology
PY925: Clinical Applications Assessment

Sanil Mayilkunnel


Sanil decided to pursue a doctorate in clinical psychology to better serve and provide care for marginalized populations