Rachel Funk-Johnson is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Management. She began her academic career at UWL in 2023 and teaches a variety of courses focused on organizational behavior, international management, and entrepreneurship. Before joining UWL, Rachel had over 15 years of experience as a small business owner and consultant in clinical mental health counseling, healing arts, and female-owned small business support. Rachel has translated her enthusiasm and classroom experience into her SOTL project focusing on pedagogical approaches that support first-generation students through the adaption of entrepreneurial mindset.


Teaching and learning is a lifelong process seen as an invitation to grow, innovate, give, and receive. If we continually accept and extend the teaching and learning invitation, we evolve our idea generation and assist others in knowledge generation and development. Teaching and learning are reciprocal and never-ending, which is exciting, challenging, and most of all…FUN!