Dr. Johnson's research centers on the intersections of leadership, civic engagement and social justice. He is interested in how college experiences help students learn and develop into civically engaged citizens who work effectively across differences.
Johnson, M. R. (2015). Building college students' civic identity: The role of socio-cultural issues discussions and social perspective-taking. Journal of College Student Development, 56, 687-704.
Johnson, M. R., Johnson, E. L., & Dugan, J. P. (2015). Developing socially responsible leadership and social perspective-taking in fraternities and sororities: Findings from a national study. Oracle, 10(1), 1-18.
Johnson, M. R., & Woodard, J. (2014). The role of civic engagement and diversity in undergraduate introduction to leadership courses. Journal of Leadership Education, 13(1), 1-13. DOI: 10.12806/V13/I1/R1