Toni Antoinette “Taj” Johns, Ph.D.


Leadership and Personal Development


California Institute of Integral Studies
Ph.D. in Transformational Learning and Human Systems

San Francisco State University
M.S. in Industrial Organizational Psychology

San Francisco State University
B.A. in Psychology


Adult Education: It’s About Race

Handbook on Action Research

How Internalized Racism Can Lead to Substance Use


Taj learned her practical knowledge of community leadership and the public sector while working for the City of Berkeley as a mental health clinician, liaison and trainer for the police department. She brings this expertise in organizational systems to all of her courses, enabling students to make more effective management decisions.

Outside of BGI, Taj teaches as an Adjunct Professor at St. Mary’s College and serves as CEO of Self Affirming Soul Healing Africans (SASHA). She is also a peer reviewer for the Journal of Transformative Learning and a State Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Technician.