Visiting Scholar


"A Dynamic and Engaging Speaker", Ed Johnson presents at domestic and international policy forums, cultural exchanges, conferences and issue symposia. He is "heralded as a sought-after visiting scholar who lends his expertise and unique perspective at policy forums here and abroad". Ed Johnson facilitates community-based meetings, collegiate seminars and issue oriented workshops which help to foster dialogue on a range of professional development and current event issues.



  • Keynote Speaker Hope Academy Charter School  2018 Commencement 
  • Political Science Adjunct Instructor Brookdale Community College  Spring 2018 Introduction to Political Science
  • Garden State Film Festival  2018 Guest Host Presenter
  • Political Science Adjunct Instructor Rutgers University  Spring 2018 Civil Liberties and Civil Rights
  • Go Global Symposia Mercer County Community College  2017 Speaker
  • Nordic Edge Expo Stavanger, Norway   2017 Participant
  • Global Parliament of Mayors Stavanger, Norway   2017 Delegate 
  • Political Science Adjunct Instructor Rutgers University   Fall 2017 Urban Politics
  • Intergenerational Seminar Rutgers University & AP Senior Center  July 2017 Facilitator
  • National Association of Branch Campus Administrators Tulsa, Oklahoma    2017 Session Presenter Site Transitions
  • The Wight Foundation Seminar Newark, New Jersey    2017 Panelist Race, Identity, & Politics
  • National Association of Branch Campus Administrators   2017 Webinar on New Policy and Initiatives in Higher Education
  • Gannett/AP Press Election Night Coverage   2016 Commentator Analyst​
  • Global Parliament of Mayors Den Haag, Netherlands   2016 Delegate  
  • TNS Talks" Lecture Series The New School Amsterdam, Netherlands   2016 Guest Speaker The 2016 Presidential Election
  • National Association of Branch Campus Administrators Newark, Delaware   2016  Session Presenter College Readiness
  • Political Science Adjunct Professor Rutgers University, Monmouth University & Brookdale Community College   2013 - Current
  • Read Across America Program Asbury Park   2003 - Present
  • AP Public, Charter and Parochial Schools Summit For Success Asbury Park, New Jersey    2014  Panelist Solutions For Asbury Park School System
  • Observation Tour Los Angeles, California       2014 The Dream Center
  • Asbury Park Press Community Web Forum Neptune, New Jersey   2014 Commentator Panelist The Bridgegate Scandal
  • Jersey Shore Partnership Forum Long Branch, New Jersey   2013  Presenter Journey To Solutions: Report on mission to The Netherlands
  • Cultural-Business Mission The Netherlands   2013  Water & Storm Management, Urban Planning and Sustainable Building
  • H2O9 International Forum: Water Challenges For Coastal Cities New York, New York & Sea Bright, NJ   2013 Delegate
  • Jersey Shore Partnership Forum  Long Branch, New Jersey    2013 Panelist  Mayors' Panel  Super Storm Sandy Recovery Update
  • National Association of Branch Campus Administrators Long Branch, New Jersey   2013  Session Presenter Developing Community Resources
  • Visiting Nurses Association Asbury Park, New Jersey   2013  Keynote Speaker The effect of AIDS in the African American Community
  • Super Storm Sandy Summit Washington, D.C.   2013  Conference Presenter Super Storm Sandy Reconstruction Briefing
  • International Cultural and Municipal Exchange Program Casalgrande, Italy   2012  Business, Cultural and Education Exchange with City Officials
  • St. Stephen’s AME Church Asbury Park, New Jersey   2012  Keynote Speaker The Road Forward Built By Our Ancestors
  • Cultural & Educational Exchange Program Amsterdam, Netherlands   2011 Educational Study Visit to The New School for Information Services
  • African American Read-In Chain   West Long Branch, New Jersey    2011 & 2012  Guest Reader Westside Christian Academy
  • League For Innovation In The Community College Baltimore Maryland   2010 Session Presenter Creating A Collaborative Learning Community: Project Success
  • Community College Baccalaureate Association Baltimore, Maryland   2010 Session Presenter The New Jersey Coastal Communiversity: Access vs. Success
  • Board of Education Asbury Park, New Jersey   2009 & 2011  High School Graduation Keynote Speaker 
  • Long Branch Senior Center Long Branch, New Jersey   2007  Keynote Speaker Black History Month Celebration Luncheon
  • City of Asbury Park Asbury Park, New Jersey   2005 - 2012  Master of Ceremonies Kwanzaa Celebration / Keynote Guest Speaker Black History Month
  • National Coalition for Haitian Rights Miami, Florida   2002  Session Chair & Presenter Educational Opportunities & Resources
  • ABAFAOILSS  Princeton, New Jersey   2001  Guest Panelist Educational Opportunities in Independent Schools
  • The Peace Center New York, New York   2001  Featured Speaker The Trail of Tears
  • Bank Street School New York, New York   2000  Guest Panelist & Session Chair Diversity Conference
  • New York University Student Alliance Conference New York, New York   2000  Session Facilitator Society & Tolerance
  • NAIS People of Color Conference St. Louis, Missouri & San Juan, Puerto Rico   1998 & 1999  Seminar Coordinator & Facilitator Diversity in Independent Schools
  • Deerfield Academy Deerfield, Massachusetts   1998  Featured Speaker Student Diversity Club
  • AACRAO Dallas, Texas   1992  Session Chair Education in South America
  • Cyprus America Scholarship Program Field Office Nicosia, Cyprus   2001 Scholarship Selection Interviews at Fulbright Commission Regional Office



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Visiting Scholar

Ed Johnson presents at domestic and international policy forums, cultural exchanges, conferences and issue symposia ​read more