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​Matthew Joh​nson, Ph.D.

​​Courses Taught

  • EDL 820 - Critical Perspectives of Development Theory
  • EDL 700 - Educational Research Design 
  • EDL 760 - Leadership Theory & Practice
  • EDL 598 - College Student Development
  • EDL 757 - Student Development Theory​​

Research Interests

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-t​​​aking. 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

Additional Documents

​​   Matthew Johnson Vitae​​​

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