Press

President Johnson writes a blog, editorials, and is quoted in local, regional, and national media. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include higher education,  leadership, strategic marketing and planning, personal brand, diversity, and volunteerism. A collection of media clippings are archived below.

  • Why the Leader of One Small College Is ‘Bullish’ About the Future

    Why the Leader of One Small College Is ‘Bullish’ About the Future

    The Chronicle of Higher Education interviews President Johnson for the "On Leadership" series.

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  • Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus signs agreement w/Becker College

    Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus signs agreement w/Becker College

    University Business carries announcement of the Yunus Social Business Centre @ Becker College.

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  • President Johnson is quoted in The Daily Star (Bangladesh)

    President Johnson is quoted in The Daily Star (Bangladesh)

    “We are aiming to promote social business in the USA by creating social business movement among the college students,”

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  • Do Robots Need College Degrees?

    Do Robots Need College Degrees?

    How robots create bright futures for college graduates. Published in University Business.

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  • President Johnson on "Chamber Exchange"

    President Johnson on "Chamber Exchange"

    President Johnson appeared on this weekly television show, hosted by Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce President Tim Murray, which focused on the Chamber’s new StartUp Worcester initiative aimed at keeping students in the Worcester area after graduation. During the interview Dr. Johnson discussed how Becker fosters entrepreneurship through the MassDiGI Summer Innovation Program and the upcoming Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship. (January 2015)

  • President Johnson on WTAG

    President Johnson on WTAG

    President Johnson was interviewed by WTAG AM 580 morning host Jim Polito. Dr. Johnson discussed Becker’s $1 million gift from 1964 alumna Colleen Barrett, president emeritus of Southwest Airlines, which will be used to name and establish the Center for Global Innovation and Entrepreneurship. (January 2015)

  • Cultivating the Agile Mindset

    Cultivating the Agile Mindset

    Since the 1700s in America, technology has had a direct, and often disruptive, impact on the way we work. The Industrial Revolution created new jobs, as well as evolved or even destroyed existing jobs.

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  • What does student success mean in higher ed today?

    What does student success mean in higher ed today?

    President Johnson is quoted in this edition of University Business's "Behind the News."

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  • President Johnson on WCUW

    President Johnson on WCUW

    President Johnson was interviewed by Alan Eisenberg. (November 2014)

  • WBJ speakers: Changing demographics prompt new tactics in higher ed

    WBJ speakers: Changing demographics prompt new tactics in higher ed

    President Johnson served on a panel that discussed the future of higher education, as part of the Worcester Business Journal’s Power Breakfast Series.

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  • Boston Business Journal Executive Profile

    Boston Business Journal Executive Profile

    “We’re trying to create an entrepreneurial mind-set,” Johnson said. “We identified niche programs, identified creative things we can do that gives us space in the market and that makes us unique. The things we’ve done — a lot of other schools could do them, but not as quickly as us.”

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  • Education over incarceration

    Education over incarceration

    President Johnson's editorial, penned in advance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, was carried in a number of publications, including the Detroit News.

  • Building youth for the future

    Building youth for the future

    Some of the most innovative businesses in modern times were born on college campuses, including Google, Yahoo, FedEx and Dell. The best-known is probably Facebook, founded in Mark Zuckerberg's dorm room at Harvard and now boasting one billion users. But the story of the first giant social network is also a cautionary tale for those who would cultivate young talent in Massachusetts, because Facebook is famously the one that got away.

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  • Power Player

    Power Player

    President Johnson shares his views on global citizenship and the future of Becker College.

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  • The Road to a Presidency, The Path to Excellence

    The Road to a Presidency, The Path to Excellence

    Dr. Johnson reflects on his path to becoming the president of Becker College. His essay was published in the Boulé Journal.

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  • Becker in the Game

    Becker in the Game

    President Johnson and Lt. Gov. Timothy P. Murray announced that Becker College would host the Massachusetts Digital Games Institute.

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  • Animals, Humans, One Health

    Animals, Humans, One Health

    President Johnson co-authored this op-ed on One Health--the collaboration of human, animal, and environmental health professions--with Roger K. Mahr, DVM, chief executive officer of the One Health Commission.

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  • Two Minutes with Robert E. Johnson

    Two Minutes with Robert E. Johnson

    President Johnson took two minutes for a Q&A with Worcester Magazine.

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