Brad Johnsonsafezone1

Teacher Education and Higher Education (TEHE) Department

Clinical Associate Professor
Office: 466 SOE Building

Research Interest

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, & Queer (LGBTQ+) issues in higher education, Training and development of students and administration at all level of student affairs, Students’ experiences in residence hall environments, College student development


  • Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction (Higher Education), The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
  • M.A. Ed. in Counselor Education, Wake Forest University
  • B.A. in Psychology, Davidson College


Dr. Johnson works to bring a theory-to-practice approach to his courses by incorporating over 20 years of experience working in Student Affairs and Higher Education, primarily within housing and residence life. Dr. Johnson has also served several state organizations, including serving on both executive boards of the North Carolina Housing Officers’ (NCHO) association and the North Carolina College Personnel Association (NCCPA). Dr. Johnson has been recognized by several professional organizations, most recently by ACPA-College Student Educators International as a Diamond Honoree as well as a Annuit Coeptis Senior Professional.  Dr. Johnson also serves as the Coordinator for the LGBTQ+ Education and Research Network (LEARN) as well as a Section Chief for the Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta (FIJI).

Link to Dr. Johnson’s CV



Johnson, R. B. (2019). Passion and policy: How Student Affairs Educators navigate their roles in the face of legislative restrictions.  In P. M. Magolda, M. B. Baxter-Magolda, and R. Carducci (Eds.), Contested Issues in Troubled Times: Student Affairs Dialogues on Equity, Civility, and Safety (pp. 274-281). Sterling, VA: Stylus.

Taub, D. J., Johnson, R. B., & Reynolds, T. L. (2016). The implementation of gender-neutral housing: A mixed-methods study across ACUHO-I member institutions. Journal of College and University Student Housing, 42(2), 76-93.

Taub, D. J., Johnson, R. B., & Calhoun, D. W. (Eds.). (2016). Special issue of Journal of College and University Student Housing, 42(3) [Theme: Resident Assistants].

Taub, D. J., Johnson, R. B., & Calhoun, D. W. (2016). Introduction: Resident assistants in college and university housing. In D. J. Taub, R. B. Johnson, & D. W. Calhoun (Eds.), Journal of College and University Student Housing, 42(3), 8-11.

Johnson, R. B., Oxendine, S. M., Taub, D. J., & Robertson, J. O. (2013). Suicide prevention for LGBT students. In D. J. Taub & J. O. Robertson (Eds.), Preventing college student suicide (pp. 55-69). New Directions for Student Services No. 141. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.