Public Engagement

  • Faculty

    Mark Johnson

    Assistant Professor of Practice


    Mark Johnson is Assistant Professor of Practice in the Julien J. Studley Graduate Programs in International Affairs, teaching the skills courses Monitoring and Evaluation I: Setting Up M&E, M&E II: Client Work, Practicum in International Affairs I: Project Design, 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 the Consortium for Self Help Approach Promoters, an organization promoting women’s self-help groups. He also 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 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:

    CRS: Intl Aid&Develop Toolkit

    Humanitarian Aid Practices

    Humanitarian Aid Practices (Spring 2019)

    International Fieldwork

    Internship (Spring 2019)

    Lab-Intl Field Sem (Spring 2019)

    Monit & Eval-I: Setting Up M&E

    Monit & Eval-I: Setting Up M&E (Spring 2019)

    Monit & Eval-II: Client Work

    Monit & Eval-II: Client Work (Spring 2019)

    PIA I

    PIA II: Project Implementation

    PIA II: Project Implementation (Spring 2019)