Dr. Mathew B. Johnson was appointed the 17th president of Albion College in July, 2020. His tenure as steward of that institution is marked by his lifelong passion to fully realize the public purpose of higher education. Previous to his appointment at Albion, Mathew Johnson served as the executive director of the Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service and associate dean of the College for Engaged Scholarship at Brown University. He is also the co-founder and co-director of the National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement with the Siena College Research Institute.
Mathew sits on the editorial board for Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement; is a research fellow at the Rice University Doerr Institute for New Leaders, and is an Ashoka Change Leader. Earning his Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from Brandeis University, Mathew has been a faculty member for more than 20 years. He held an appointment as professor of the practice in sociology at Brown University. Mathew has published several books on community engagement including Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification (Co-Editor, Stylus, 2017), editor and author of Deepening Community Engagement in Higher Education: Forging New Pathways (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Crossing Boundaries: Tensions and Transformation in International Service-Learning (Stylus, 2014).
Johnson serves as a leader of the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement.