Ryan Johnson, a professor and administrator at Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, will spend the 2017-18 academic year at UNC Charlotte as part of a fellowship through the American Council on Education. Chancellor Philip L. Dubois and Provost Joan Lorden will mentor Johnson as he participates in various high-level administrative functions of the University.
Established in 1965, the ACE Fellows Program is designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing faculty and staff for senior positions in college and university administration.
"UNC Charlotte is a dynamic place, and I am excited about this opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes view of what makes it such a great success story," said Johnson. "To be mentored by widely respected and renowned leaders such as Chancellor Dubois and Provost Lorden is truly an incredible opportunity. I look forward to immersing myself into Niner Nation and taking full advantage of this experience; and, in return, I hope that I will be able to make a positive contribution toward the University's success."
Johnson, an associate professor of accounting, has served as department chair and as an elected member of Wofford College’s Strategic Vision Steering Committee and General Education Reform Committee. Formerly, he was a director with the worldwide accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He completed bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting from Appalachian State University and a Ph.D. in educational administration from the University of South Carolina. Additionally, he earned a Ph.D. in accounting from Rhodes University (South Africa).