Kendra Johnson, Ed.D.

Dr. Kendra Johnson is a recognized advocate for promoting college access for students with disabilities. After completing her master’s degree in vocational rehabilitation counseling, she worked briefly in state government assisting persons with disabilities find gainful employment. During her five years as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and after witnessing hundreds of persons with disabilities come up empty in their employment search, Kendra quickly recognized that she was working the wrong end of the equation. Helping individuals’ access higher education was the key to accessing employment, but students with disabilities were largely being locked out.

Kendra left state government and set out to make a difference in opening doors to higher education---working both as a university ADA/504 compliance officer and director of a college disability support service office for more than a decade. Wanting to reach out even more, Kendra then co-authored the book 100 Things Every College Student with a Disability Ought to Know and founded the consulting company, Transition Game Educational Consultants, LLC, now Transition2College. She is a frequent speaker at regional and national conferences on the successful transition to college for students with disabilities and an invited speaker at high school college fairs for students with disabilities planning to attend –or thinking of attending college.

As an educational consultant and trainer, she empowers participants to remember that “there are no limitations except those that are self imposed!”

Rather than as CEO or President of her consulting company, Kendra now proudly refers to herself as “Chief Limit Breaker”.

Kendra has a doctorate of education degree in curriculum and instruction and has worked as an adjunct university instructor teaching special education courses. In addition to her consulting practice, she directs disability related testing accommodations for a high stakes graduate admissions test. Kendra is a professional member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA), a member of the Association on Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD), and a member of the Higher Education Consultants Association (HECA).