Joseph Johnson, PhD

Pronouns: he/him

Department of Counseling Psychology,
Clinical Assistant Professor

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Dr. Joe Johnson is a highly regarded educator and international speaker on unleashing your purpose and social justice. He has worked with dozens of educational and corporate organizations in the United States like Toyota, FedEx, United Negro College Fund and many school districts; helping to transform culture, enhance diversity, and student/professional development.

With a PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Florida, Dr. Joe’s versatility has allowed him to gain over 20 years of experience in transformation work. His insights have been seen on many national platforms like NBC, VH1, and several other media outlets. As the author of the books, “Pursue Your Purpose Not Your Dreams,” and “The College Kids,” which is the only bilingual book in the country about college for elementary students, Dr. Joe continues to transform the lives of individuals and take organizations to their next level by helping them to Think, Act, and Live with purpose and intention.

Research Interest:

  • Discovering our Purpose in Life
  • Career and Personal Life Transitions
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Justice
  • Counseling the Undocumented Population

Learn more about the School Counseling faculty at Morgridge College of Education.