Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Dean Emeritus

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Cornell Peter and Stephanie Nolan School of Hotel Administration


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A distinguished scholar, experienced academic administrator, and social scientist by training, Michael D. Johnson is Professor of Marketing in the Department of Management, Marketing & Supply Chain at John Carroll University’s Boler College of Business. He has published over 100 academic articles and industry reports and six books in five languages over the course of his career. Most recently, Dr. Johnson served as President of John Carroll University. Prior to John Carroll, he served as Provost and Professor of Marketing at Babson College. Prior to Babson, Dr. Johnson served as Dean and E.M. Statler Professor at Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration, now part of the S.C. Johnson College of Business. He holds the titles of Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus at Cornell. Prior to Cornell, Dr. Johnson served as the D. Maynard Phelps Collegiate Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Marketing at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Dr. Johnson serves as an Independent Director, Audit Committee member, and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee member on the Board of Watermark Lodging Trust, a Chicago-based real estate investment trust focused on lodging properties, and a member of the President’s International Advisory Board of the Norwegian School of Business BI in Oslo, Norway.

Academic Degrees

  • PhD Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, 1983
  • MBA Booth School of Business, University of Chicago, 1980
  • BS College of Letters & Science, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1978