Prior to joining the school, Johnson, served as the provost and chief academic officer at St. Louis Community College-Forest Park (STLCC) and the William J. Harrison Education Center. He provided leadership to the Early College Academies, a partnership with the St. Louis Public School District and The School District of University City.
Before working at STLCC, Johnson, served as associate dean for academic affairs at Broward College-South campus, division chair for arts and sciences and developmental Education, student concerns officer, and instructor at Georgia Piedmont Technical College. He is a member of the Presidents’ Round Table and the National Council on Black American Affairs.
Johnson is currently a member of the American Association of Community Colleges’ Commission on College Readiness.
He earned a doctorate in humanities, with an emphasis in English literature from Clark Atlanta University and a master’s degree in humanities with an emphasis in medieval to baroque studies from Florida State University. He received his bachelor’s degree in English literature from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.