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Johnson, Brian Ph.D., J.D.


Assistant Professor


  • Ph. D, Human Development and Family Studies, Michigan State University
  • J.D., Western Michigan University - Cooley Law School
  • M.T., Hampton University
  • B.A., Psychology, Hampton University

Areas of Interest

  • Lifespan Human Development
  • College recruitment and student success
  • Perceptions of the justice system across the lifespan


Dr. Brian Johnson’s scholarly interests focus on examining the constitutionality of laws and policies that affect youth, college-age populations, and families. He is particularly interested in exploring perceptions of the justice system across the lifespan.

He has over ten years of higher education teaching and administrative experience, and has been recognized at the university level for outstanding academic advising. He is a graduate of Michigan State University’s Human Development and Family Studies Doctoral Program, and currently teaches in the department.