Local 2 Global

Ed JohnsonAP develops Local 2 Global Initiatives that connects people and communities around the world read more

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.


  • 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 Delegate 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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Ed JohnsonAP


Visiting Scholar

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

Classic Politics

Provides a thought provoking series of seminars, courses and events that examine the role and impact of politics in society  read more