Economics, Law, and International Business
Richard Greggory  Johnson

Richard Greggory Johnson, III

Associate Professor

Associate Professor Richard Greggory Johnson III is a progressive author, educator and Fulbright Scholar who focuses on social equity and human rights within public policy and administration. His areas of expertise include race, gender, sexual orientation and social class issues, human resources and higher education management.

As a teacher, Dr. Johnson aims to bring down the walls that he believes often separate academia from the real-life advocacy and action required to bring about social change and justice. He was a Fulbright Scholar in the Government and International Studies Department of the Hong Kong Baptist University and the recipient of five prestigious grants from the United States Department of Education.

Dr. Johnson is a Phi Beta Kappa, a Life Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, a Unitarian Universalist, and self-confessed lover of Dalmatians and the colors black and old gold.


Doctorate in Public Policy & Administration, Golden Gate University, Edward S. Ageno School of Business
M.A., Social and Public Policy, Georgetown University
M.S., Public Services Management, DePaul University, School of Public Services
B.A., Urban Studies, Johnson C. Smith University, Honors College

Courses Offered
  • The following courses represent the last 3 years of teaching and do not represent the current course offerings.
  • BSM 450: Human Resource Management

The following list is a selection of recent publications and does not represent the entire body of research.

"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 

Richard Johnson, University of San Francisco School of Management