Richard Greggory Johnson, III

Richard Greggory Johnson, III

Richard Greggory Johnson, III

Dr. Richard Greggory Johnson III, Associate Professor and Fulbright Scholar at the University of San Francisco, is a progressive author and educator specializing in social equity and human rights within public policy and administration. His areas of expertise include race, gender, sexual orientation and social class issues, as well as human resources and higher education management.

As a professor, Dr. Johnson aims to break down the walls that often separate academia from the real-life advocacy and action required to stimulate social change and justice. In addition to being a Fulbright Scholar in Public Administration at the Government and International Studies Department of the Hong Kong Baptist University, he is the recipient of five prestigious grants from the United States Department of Education.

Dr. Johnson has published five books as well as several peer-reviewed articles. He continues to present at a variety of industry-specific conferences. He is a Phi Beta Kappa, a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, and a Unitarian Universalist.

Ph.D., Public Policy and Administration, Golden Gate University, Edward S. Ageno School of Business, 1995
M.A., Social and Public Policy, Georgetown University, 2000
M.S., Public Services Management, DePaul University, School of Public Services, 1989
B.A., Urban Studies, Johnson C. Smith University, Honors College, 1987

Courses Offered
Some of Dr. Johnson’s previous course offerings include:

  • MPA 650: Integrative Seminar in Public Management
  • MPA 632: Public Policy Analysis
  • MPA 613: Management and Organization Theory
  • MPA 364: Human Resources Management
  • MPA 366: Emerging Developments in the Public and Nonprofit Sectors

Some of Dr. Johnson’s recent publications include:

“The Importance of Social Movements and the Intersection of Social Equity: Marriage Equality and RACING towards Justice,” Journal of Public Management, V.19, Nr. 1, 2013.

“The Intersection of Black Men and Sexuality in a Time of Change: Striving for his Place in the 21st Century,” National Association of Student Affairs Professionals Journal, 2012.

“Promoting Social Equity in Public Administration: A Much-Needed Topic in the 21st Century,” Public Administration Review, Vol. 72, Nr. 3, 2012.

Teaching College Students Effective Communication Strategies for Effective Social Justice Advocacy, Peter Lang Publishers, 2012 (with R.J. Nash & M.C. Murray).

The Black Professoriat: Negotiating a Habitable Space in the Academy, Peter Lang Publishing, 2011 (with Dr. Sandra Jackson).

Honors and Awards

  • L. Douglas Wilder School Award for Scholarship in Social Equity and Public Policy Analysis, 2012
  • LGBT Scholarship and Service Award, 2008


  • President, Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society, USF Chapter
  • Executive Editor, Black Studies & Critical Thinking Book Series, Peter Lang Publishing, 2010 – present
  • Treasurer, USF Policy Board, 2012 – present
  • Director, Public Administration programs (MPA, BPA, and MPA online), USF, 2011 – 2012
  • Program Director, Race and Culture, College of Education and Social Sciences, University of Vermont, 2006 – 2011