|Arthur T. Johnson
Provost and Professor
Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo
M.A., Syracuse University
B.S.F.S., Georgetown University
Summary of Research:
My research has focused on public administration, Personnel management, housing policy, and sports policy. My published books are National Sports Policies: An International Handbook (Greenwood Press, 1996), Minor League Baseball and Local Economic Development (University of Illinois Press, 1993); and Government and Sports: The Public Policy Issues (Rowman and Allenheld, 1985). Research reports have studied public policies relating to a wide range of community organizations and practices including symphony orchestras, horse racing, and local land use.
I currently serve as the Provost for UMBC (http://www.umbc.edu/provost). Previous positions at UMBC include Chair of the Political Science department (8/91-7/94; 8/97-7/98), Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs (7/94-8/96), and Chair of the Steering Committee for UMBC’s Self-Study for Reaccreditation by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (2/94-3/96).
Other Professional Activities:
I have made several presentations to committees of the Maryland General Assembly on issues related to higher education and to professional sports in Maryland. I have recently served as an interviewer for the 2001-02 American Council on Education Fellows Program and have been on the accreditation team for several reviews by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. I am presently a member of the Academic Affairs Advisory Council of the University System of Maryland.
Introduction to Public Administration
Public Personnel Management (graduate and undergraduate)
Administrative Problem Handling
Theories of Public Administration (graduate)
Sport and Government
Internships (graduate and undergraduate)