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Sonja Frazier, M.S.

Sonja Frazier

Professor and Associate Chair

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Educational Background

  • Doctoral candidate with a concentration in Organizational Psychology, Walden University
  • M.S. in Instructional and Performance Technology, Boise State University
  • B.S. with an emphasis in Workforce Education and Development, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Professional Experience

Ms. Frazier has led an accomplished professional career. Since 2008, she has been employed with the Department of Homeland Security where she has served in various senior leadership roles. In her most recent position, she was the principle architect and authority for the Agency’s Diversity and Inclusion Program.

Prior to this assignment, Ms. Frazier was the Director of the National Protection and Programs Directorate’s Office of Professional Development and Training where she provided centralized leadership and strategic direction of the Agency’s education, training and development programs.

Previously she was the Acting Deputy Chief Learning Officer for the Department of Homeland Security. She was responsible the formulation of short-range and long-term strategic goals and objectives for the Department’s training programs and activities for 250,000 employees and 22 component agencies.

Ms. Frazier worked for the United States Navy as a Human Performance Consultant. She has led Human Performance Technologist on projects to improve learning and performance through assessments, consultation, intervention strategies, evaluation and change management.

In addition, Ms. Frazier was an Adjunct Professor for Southern Illinois University Carbondale in the Department of Workforce Education and Development. The courses she taught were: Curriculum Development & Occupational Analysis and Assessment of Learner Performance.


  • OPWL 516 Foundations of Professional Development
  • OPWL 597 Special Topics: Foundations of Professional Development