College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Dr. Nikki Johnson

Assistant Professor
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  • Psy.D. Azusa Pacific University, 2016
  • M.A. Azusa Pacific University, 2013
  • B.A. Azusa Pacific University, 2009


Dr. Johnson is a native of California, born and raised in the SF Bay Area. Dr. Johnson attended Azusa Pacific University for both undergraduate and graduate work and holds a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Forensics. She has a passion for minority populations, particularly regarding issues of trauma and social justice. Her clinical work includes experience in school counseling centers, trauma recovery and prison assessment. Interested in the impact of culture on relationships, Dr. Johnson completed her dissertation evaluating the impact of micro and macro systemic factors on marriage in the United States. In her spare time, Dr. Johnson enjoys connecting with family and friends, exercising and BBQS. She and her husband enjoy volunteering in the community through coaching sports and supporting financial peace.


  • PSYC 7603 Research Methods I: Statistics
  • PSYC 7603 Advanced Lifespan Development
  • PSYC 7502 Cultural and Diversity issues
  • PSYC 7302 Group Counseling and Cultural Dynamics
  • PSYC 7202 Social Justice and Faith Integration
  • PSYC 7003 Theories of Personality
  • PSYC 8932 Doctoral Pre-Internship III