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  • Mark Johnson

    Assistant Professor of Practice


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    Mark Johnson


    Mark Johnson is Assistant Professor of Practice in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs, teaching skills courses that include introductory and advanced Monitoring and Evaluation, Project Cycle Management, and supervising capstone Practicum projects. A new course, Studio: Worst and Best Practices in International Humanitarian Aid, was launched in response to his direct and indirect involvement in projects that had negative unintended consequences. Studio students research an intervention they see as worst practice, and then design a best-practice alternative. He is also faculty advisor to the university Monitoring and Evaluation Collaborative Association student organization.

    Johnson has led the Ethiopia International Field Program since 2008, bringing students to work with local NGOs on project work and independent primary research. Students often work with women’s self-help groups through the Consortium for Self Help Approach Promoters. He also has given lectures at Addis Ababa University and the Yom Institute for International Development, and runs M&E capacity-building workshops for national NGOs, and serves as Monitoring and Evaluation director for Wide Horizons for Children, an international child welfare agency in Ethiopia and Guatemala. 

    Prior to joining The New School, Johnson worked in emergency relief, refugee resettlement and humanitarian aid for the International Rescue Committee, Center for International Rehabilitation, United Nations, and Human Rights Watch. He has worked in Pakistan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Cote d'Ivoire, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, Bosnia, Croatia, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador and the U.S.

    Johnson has a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

    Current Courses

    IFP Ethiopia: M&E Studio 1

    IFP Ethiopia: M&E Studio 2

    Monit & Eval-I: Setting Up M&E

    Monit & Eval-I: Setting Up M&E (Spring 2021)

    Project Cycle Management

    Project Implementation: PIA II

    Project Implementation: PIA II (Spring 2021)

    Studio: Ethiopia IFP

    Worst/Better Hum Aid Practices

    Worst/Better Hum Aid Practices (Spring 2021)

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