Dr. Royel M. Johnson

Dr. Royel M. Johnson
Phone: 8148652584
Office Address:
405B Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park

Title

Assistant Professor of Education (Higher Education)
Research Associate, Center for the Study of Higher Education

Department

Education Policy Studies

Centers

Center for the Study of Higher Education (CSHE)

Programs

Higher Education

Biography

Dr. Royel M. Johnson is Assistant Professor of Education (Higher Education) within the Department of Education Policy Studies at The Pennsylvania State University, where he is also Research Associate in the Center for the Study of Higher Education. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and Ed.M. in Educational Policy Studies from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; and Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs, with a cognate in Race and Social Policy from Ohio State. 

Dr. Johnson is a social scientist whose interdisciplinary research aims to improve the educational opportunities, experiences, and outcomes of historically underserved and vulnerable student populations in education. He maintains an active scholarly research agenda, addressing important policy- and practice-relevant issues related to college access, equity and success; student learning and development; and impact of college on students, to name a few.  He is co-editor of a forthcoming book on HBCUs, and has authored over 25 scholarly publications including peer-reviewed journal articles, book chapters, and reports. His work employs qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodological approaches.