University of Colorado Boulder
B.S., University of Colorado School of Journalism
M.A., Multicultural Education from Regis University
Ph.D., Education Leadership and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University
Dr. Johanna Maes has twenty years experience in k-12 and higher education and in the non-profit sector. She has developed, implemented, and evaluated innovative curricula, experiential educational initiatives and trainings that focus on multiculturalism, inclusivity, gender bias, and culturally competent teaching methods for audiences ranging from k-12 and university students, to business executives and school administrators. Dr. Maes is an Independent Education Consultant and a faculty member at the CU Boulder’s Department of Ethnic Studies and also with the Leadership Residential Academic Program where she has developed and implemented curricula on topics including multicultural education, race/ethnicity/privilege, Chicana/o Studies, leadership development, service learning, and social justice.
Dr. Maes is a graduate of Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Executive Leadership Program and the Center for Creative Leadership Executive Leadership Program. Both institutes focus on leadership development, conflict resolution, interpersonal communication, strategic planning and the importance of collaborative decision-making processes. Dr. Maes received her Bachelor of Science degree through the University of Colorado School of Journalism, a Master’s Degree in Multicultural Education from Regis University and her Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University. Her areas of research include servant leadership, transformational leadership and women in leadership, preferably for Latinas.