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Richard Johnson

Contributing Faculty

College of Management and Technology

School of Management

Degree Program Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Boyd Johnson has earned a Ph.D. in International Studies, an M.A. in Anthropology, an M.A. in Theology, and a B.A. in Anthropology. He currently is a Professor in the doctoral program in Organizational Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University and Adjunct Faculty at the College of Management and Technology of Walden University. Prior to that, he worked for World Vision International for 16 years in many roles, based in Australia and Asia. Dr. Johnson has done training, consulting and teaching in over 50 countries, has visited over 90 nations on six continents, and has lived in six countries. He is a dual citizen of Canada and the USA. He has studied, presented and published on global development, third-world poverty and change, and the role of ideologies in societies (particularly in the South Pacific, Pakistan and Thailand). His research interests include cross-cultural leadership with a particular focus on cultural intelligence.

Since 2013, Dr. Johnson has been carrying out an extended cultural intelligence research project in four countries in Eastern Europe: Ukraine-Moldova (post communist ex-USSR) and Slovenia-Serbia (post socialist ex-Yugoslavia).


PhD, Oxford Centre For Mission Studies

MA, Fuller Theological Seminary

MA, California State University

BA, University of California

Public Service

Faith, Hope and Love International, Board Member and Consultant - Indianapolis, IN United States

Awards / Honors

Hinds Fellowship 2017 - 2018, 2017

Ambassador of Knowledge, Life Learning Academy, 2017


Boštjančič, E., Johnson, R., Belak, U. (2018). Cross-Cultural Adaptation of Research Tools: A Study on the Cultural Intelligence Scale Adaptation in Slovenian. Europe's Journal of Psychology.


Johnson, R. B. (2018). Culturally Intelligent Global Virtual Teams. SIETAR Austria.

Johnson, R. B. (2018). Leading with Cultural Intelligence. EU Program for education, training, youth and sport Erasmus+.

Johnson, R. B. (2017). "Key Trends and Tendencies in Cross-Cultural Research".

Johnson, R. B. (2017). 1) Defining Leadership in Transitioning Post-Communist Countries: A Case Study of Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova, and 2) Leadership Styles and Cultural Intelligence in Eastern Europe.

Johnson, R. B. (2017). 1) National Comparative CQ study Ukraine-Moldova, and 2) Application of the Focus Group Methodology in CQ adaptation in Eastern and Central Europe. European Intercultural Society SIETAR .

Johnson, R. B. (2017). Intercultural dialogue: Slovenia-USA. .

Johnson, R. B. (2017). “Effects of new knowledge and technology innovation in the organization”.