Loyola University Maryland

African and African American Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

Adanna J. Johnson-Evans, Ph.D.

A JohnsonAssociate Professor of Psychology

Email: ajjohnson@loyola.edu
Phone: 410-617-2537
Office: Beatty Hall 222G


  • 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

Courses Taught

  • PY615: Advanced Abnormal Psychology
  • PY925: Clinical Applications Assessment


  • 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.

Area of Specialization

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.

Madeline Valentine


Madeline’s relationships with incredible faculty and mentors inspired her passion for research

Biology, Psychology