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​Matthew Joh​nson, Ph.D.

​​Courses Taught

  • EDL 216 - Race in Higher Education
  • EDL 757 - Student Development Theory​​
  • EDL 820 - Critical Perspectives of 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., & Ferguson Jr., M. (2018). The role of political engagement in college students’ civic identity: Longitudinal results from recent graduates. Journal of College Student Development, 59, 511-527.

Soria, K. M., & Johnson, M. R. (2017). The role of high-impact educational practices in the development of college students’ pluralistic outcomes, College Student Affairs Journal, 35(2), 100-116.

Johnson, M. R., Dugan, J. R., & Soria, K. M. (2017). Try to see it my way: What influences social perspective taking among college students? Journal of College Student Development, 58, 1035-1054.

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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