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Lionel Johnson

Lionel C. Johnson

(Pronouns: He, Him)

Contact Information:

308 Eggers Hall

Lionel C. Johnson

Professor of Practice, Public Administration and International Affairs Department


  • 2024 Summer
    • PAI 670 Experience Credit
  • 2024 Spring
    • PAI 670 Experience Credit
    • PAI 700 Selected Topics - DnmcsOfThe21stCentGlblEcon
  • 2023 Fall
    • PAI 670 Experience Credit
    • PAI 765 Humanitarian Action: Challenges, Responses, Results
    • PAI 710 International Actors and Issues
    • PAI 715 Topics in Global Development - Global Internship
  • 2023 Summer
    • PAI 670 Experience Credit
    • PAI 700 Selected Topics - IR Internship
  • 2023 Spring
    • PST 410 Practicum in Public Policy - Non-Profit&Gov Agency Pract.
    • PAI 700 Selected Topics - Rising Asia: Chal & Opp for FP
  • 2022 Fall
    • IRP 401 Global Policy Seminar
    • IRP 402 Global Policy Seminar II
    • PAI 710 International Actors and Issues

Highest degree earned

B.A., Rutgers University, 1982


Lionel C. Johnson is professor of practice of public administration and international affairs. He has nearly 40 years of experience in international business, public policy and economic development.

Johnson is president of the Pacific Pension and Investment Institute. He also served as senior vice president of the Initiative for Global Development, vice president of Turkey, Middle East, and North Africa Affairs at the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and senior vice president of public affairs at Fleishman-Hillard.

He was a member of the U.S. Foreign Service and served as assistant to three secretaries of state. He also served in the Clinton administration as deputy assistant secretary of the treasury. He is a member of several boards, including the RAND Corp., the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs and Foreign Policy for America. He also served on the board of the Truman National Security Project, Guilford College and the Corporate Council on Africa.

He earned a B.A. in political science from Rutgers University.

Honors and Accolades

Teaching Excellence Award, Public Administration and International Relations (2023)