Mathew Johnson

Visiting Fellow

Mathew JohnsonMathew Johnson is the Executive Director of the Howard R. Swearer Center for Public Service and Associate Dean of the College for Engaged Scholarship at Brown University. Mathew is the director of the College and University Engagement Initiative (CUEI), an international community engagement in higher education field-building initiative. Mathew directs the Carnegie Foundation Elective Community Engagement Classification, which is housed at the Swearer Center, and leads the multi-year international Carnegie Community Engagement Classification project which includes 26 institutions of higher education across the world. He is also the co-founder and co-director of the National Assessment of Service and Community Engagement with the Siena College Research Institute.

Mathew sits on the editorial board for Gateways: International Journal of Community Research and Engagement; is a research fellow at the Rice University Doerr Institute for New Leaders, is an Ashoka Change Leader; and directs the ongoing development of the Cordes award-winning social innovation programming at the Swearer Center. Earning his Ph.D. and M.A. in sociology from Brandeis University, Mathew has been a faculty member for more than 20 years. He holds an appointment as professor of the practice in sociology at Brown University. Mathew has published several books on community engagement including Elective Carnegie Community Engagement Classification (Co-Editor, Stylus, 2017), editor and author of Deepening Community Engagement in Higher Education: Forging New Pathways (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) and Crossing Boundaries: Tensions and Transformation in International Service-Learning (Stylus, 2014).

Johnson serves as a leader of the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement.