Kevin Johnson

Academic Coordinator
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Doctor of Education (EdD)

Dr. Kevin Johnson has a rich career spanning over three decades that has profoundly impacted the field of education through various roles as a leader, educator, mentor, professor, and scholar.

Dr. Johnson embarked on his academic journey at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania, later transferring to Westfield State College where he obtained his undergraduate degree in psychology and special education. His continued quest for knowledge led him to Georgia State University in Atlanta, where he completed master’s degrees in special education and education leadership. Furthering his expertise, Dr. Johnson earned an Education Specialist degree in education administration from the University of West Georgia and culminated his educational pursuits with a Doctor of Education in leadership and policy from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama.

Dr. Johnson is currently an academic program coordinator and core doctoral faculty member in the Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences. He previously served as an associate professor in education leadership and special education. His extensive experience in education includes various teaching and administrative positions at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Dr. Johnson also held various leadership positions at the State Department of Education in Georgia before transitioning to higher education.

Dr. Johnson's mission in education is deeply rooted in social change, focusing on community service that includes mentoring youth, addressing food insecurities, reducing the school-to-prison pipeline, and supporting parents. He volunteers at senior centers, provides technology training, and works tirelessly to uplift urban communities. A proud member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity, Dr. Johnson is also engaged in ministry work and consults in public relations to expand global access to technology to enhance learning.

Dr. Johnson's vision is to transform the lives of the underprivileged and impoverished. He advocates the power of education to overcome social, cultural, and economic challenges and inspires everyone to pursue their dreams with the belief that a quality education is the key to success.

Dr. Johnson currently resides in Florida with his wife. He has four children and three grandchildren. Dr. Johnson enjoys all sports but loves basketball, bicycling, and swimming.

Courses Taught

EDDD 8990-196 - Completing the Doctoral Capstone

EDDD 8073-1 - Designing Specialized Instruction for Diverse Learners

EDDD 8075-1 - Sustaining and Supporting Effective Practices in Special Education

EDDD 8070 - Special Education: Exploring Theory and Practice

EDUC 8090-505 - Doctoral Study Intensive

EDDD 8900 - Completing the Prospectus

EDSD 7070 - Special Education: Exploring Theory and Practice

EDSD 7073 - Special Education: Designing Specialized Instruction for Diverse Learners

EDSD 7074 - Implementing Effective School-Wide Interventio

EDSD 7075 - Implementing Effective School-Wide Intervention


EdD, Samford University

Education Specialist, University of West Georgia

MEd, Georgia State University

MEd, Georgia State University

BA, Westfield State College

Public Service

The Faith Center , Volunteer - Fort Lauderdale

5000 Role Models, Volunteer - Miami

Lifelong Learning Institute, Volunteer - Fort Lauderdale

Awards / Honors

Helen Stills Teacher Award, Jamaica Teachers Association, 2016




Johnson, K. (2016). Innovations in Education: 21st Century Toolkit for Teachers and School Leaders. Jamaica Ministry of Education

Johnson, K. (2014). Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in General Education Classrooms. Nova Southeastern University

Johnson, K. (2015). Shutting Down the School to Prison Pipeline. Nova Southeastern University