Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Mark Johnson

    Assistant Professor of Practice

    Office Location:

    Fanton Hall/Welcome Center


    Mark Johnson is Assistant Professor of Practice in the Studley Graduate Program in International Affairs, teaching the skills courses Monitoring and Evaluation I: Setting Up M&E, M&E II: Client Work, Studio: Worst and Best Practices in International Humanitarian Aid, Practicum in International Affairs I: Project Design, and supervising capstone Practicum projects. The Studio was recently launched in response to his direct and indirect involvement in projects that had negative unintended consequences. Students in the Studio research an intervention that they see as worst practice, and then design a best-practice alternative.

    Johnson has led the Ethiopia International Field Program since 2008, sending students to work with local NGOs on project work, and to do independent primary research. Students often work with partner Consortium for Self Help Approach Promoters, a national organization promoting women’s self-help groups.

    Johnson gives lectures at Addis Ababa University and the Yom Institute for International Development, and runs M&E capacity-building workshops for national NGOs. He also serves as Monitoring and Evaluation Director for Wide Horizons for Children, an international child welfare agency, installing M&E protocols in Ethiopia and Guatemala and producing program evaluations. Prior to joining The New School, Johnson worked primarily 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, Bosnia, Croatia, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador.

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

    Current Courses:

    Monit & Eval-I: Setting Up M&E

    Monit & Eval-II: Client Work

    Worst/Best Aid Practice Studio

    Lab-Intl Field Sem

    International Fieldwork (Open Campus)

    Thesis Supervision

    Independent Study

    PIA I

    Monitoring and Evaluation