McConnell is a four-time graduate of the University of Oklahoma. Her undergraduate studies in clarinet performance and English literature, coupled with higher education professional experiences, led to her graduate research in amateur music-making practices among OU collegians. Johnnie-Margaret’s twenty years as an educator include curricular and co-curricular positions as an academic advisor, residential life manager, academic intervention specialist, tutoring services coordinator, and her previous or most recent role as University College’s director of student services for academic advising. Johnnie-Margaret teaches undergraduate and graduate courses ranging from Gateway to College Learning to Leadership and Administration in Higher Education. Outside of the university, she is an active music educator and amateur clarinetist owning and operating a music studio, coordinating the annual Norman Clarinet Choir Camp, playing in the Oklahoma City Community Band, and recently revitalizing the Norman community summer band. Johnnie-Margaret is honored and excited to join the College of Professional and Continuing Studies team during a time of upward momentum focused on enhancing student services and expanding academic offerings for all ages.