Sally M. Johnstone is the Vice President for Academic Advancement at Western Governors University, a competency-based, online institution headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. Prior to joining WGU in October 2011, she was the provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Winona State University, MN. She also spent over 15 years at the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE).
Her experiences include work on policy issues for higher education institutions and system organizations, inter-institutional collaborations, quality assurance issues, and development and evaluation for both domestic and international projects. She has worked with UNESCO on education and open educational resource issues for over a decade. Dr. Johnstone serves on the editorial boards for Change magazine and the U.K. based Journal of Open Learning. She has authored dozens of articles, books, and reports on issues of integrating information and communication technology into academics.
Johnstone earned her PhD in experimental psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.