Dr. Richard Greggory Johnson, III
Dr. Richard Johnson, Phi Beta Kappa, has been with the University of San Francisco since 2011 and teaches in the areas of management, organizational theory, human resources, and cultural competence. Dr. Johnson is a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, a Unitarian Universalist and Fulbright Scholar.
Dr. Johnson received his Doctorate in Public Administration from Golden Gate University in 1995. He is Treasurer of the Policy Board of the University of San Francisco, and received the Best Social Equity Award in 2012. He has also been awarded the L. Douglas Wilder School Award for Scholarship in Social Equity and Public Policy Analysis for his presentation Social Equity in the New 21st Century America: A Case for Transgender Competence within Public Affairs Graduate Programs. Dr. Johnson has published five books, including The Black Professorate: Negotiating a Habitable Space. He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles in Public Administration Review and more, and continues to present at conferences such as The American Society for Public Administration annual conference. Richard’s research focuses on social equity and human rights within public policy and administration, targeting issues of race, gender, sexual orientation, and social class. Dr. Johnson is the first African American to become a tenured Full Professor in the School of Management’s history at USF.