At educational conferences, it’s not every day that you have the opportunity to be a trailblazer like Jihan Johnston-McGlotten. With over 13 years of experience as an accomplished educator, Jihan is not just a speaker; she’s a multifunctional agent of change in education, bringing a wealth of knowledge and a passion for positive difference to the forefront.

Introducing NCCE Conference Speaker, Jihan Johnston-McGlotten


Hailing from Philadelphia, Jihan earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communications from Saint Augustine’s University and later pursued a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. However, her journey goes beyond academic achievements; it’s about making a meaningful impact on the lives of young minds.


Jihan’s story is woven with threads of innovation and commitment to empowering adolescents. As a visionary leader in the pedagogical framework, she has a proven track record in teaching, curriculum development, and leadership development. But what sets Jihan apart is her standout presence in the metaverse and gaming world.


Affiliated with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Jihan is not only a distinguished tech industry professional but also a driving force in the world of gaming and esports. Her narrative is compelling, rooted in a desire to promote financial and business literacy among youth through the power of gaming.


As an advisor member for the Onside Gaming Fund for Women Win and the Warrior GMR foundation, Jihan actively champions the cause of empowering women in the gaming industry and advocates for diversity in esports. Her commitment goes beyond rhetoric; it’s reflected in her role as an educational specialist with the Network of Academic and Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF).


In this capacity, Jihan bridges the gap between education and entertainment, championing educational opportunities for high school students through esports. Her work is a testament to the transformative impact of digital technology, not just in the realm of esports but also within black and brown communities.


One of Jihan’s remarkable roles is as the co-curator of BeatBotics, where she showcases the intersection of digital technology with esports, gaming, metaverse, and AI. Her efforts emphasize her trailblazing spirit, focusing on amplifying the voices of marginalized communities and bringing them to the forefront of the gaming world.


Currently pursuing a Ph.D. in informatics, Jihan is breaking new ground as the first African American female in this field. Her research, centered on the rich culture of black HBCU esports, is not just groundbreaking; it’s an inspiration for future generations.

Attend the NCCE Conference 2024 and be Inspired!

Jihan’s journey is more than a success story; it’s a reminder of the power we all possess to uplift communities, break barriers, and inspire positive change. As she stands on the academic frontier, her story becomes a beacon of hope, encouraging others to embrace their unique paths and make a lasting impact.


In a world where innovation and diversity are crucial, Jihan’s message acts as a true catalyst for transformation, leaving an indelible mark and inspiring others to shape a brighter future for all. Her expertise, ranging from communication and program coordination to innovative digital storytelling and curriculum development, is a testament to her multifaceted approach to education.


In her story, we find not just a speaker for an educational conference but a genuine inspiration to make a difference and drive positive change in the world. Jihan Johnston-McGlotten is not just a name on the conference agenda; she is a force of nature, shaping the educational landscape and inspiring us all to think beyond boundaries. Click here to register, or visit our website at NCCE Conference 2024 for more information or to see the conference schedule

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