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									Biographical Information about Dr. Ronald A. Johnson
Western Carolina University College of Business   Cullowhee NC 28723          (828) 227-3340      rajohnson@wcu.edu

                                                  Ron Johnson is the Dean of the College of Business at
                                                  Western Carolina University. In his first two years he has
                                                  reorganized the college around developing undergraduate and
                                                  graduate students who are “Business Ready.” He has
                                                  reorganized the curriculum around value creation and
                                                  innovation and mastering an interdisciplinary approach to
                                                  business management and accountancy. He is an economist
                                                  by training; having earned his earned his doctoral and master’s
                                                  degrees in economics from Stanford University, and his
                                                  master’s degree in finance and bachelor’s degree in economics
                                                  from Adelphi University. Most recently, Ron was the JP
                                                  Morgan Chase Chair in Finance in the Jesse H. Jones School
                                                  of Business at Texas Southern University, where he developed
                                                  a new concentration in finance focused on quantitative skills,
                                                  advanced practical knowledge, and professional proficiency in
                                                  financial analysis with an emphasis on the energy sector. Prior
                                                  to joining the faculty at Texas Southern in 2005, he was
                                                  president and chief investment officer at Smith Graham & Co.
                                                  in Houston.
Johnson has served as chief strategist and head of research for Americas Trust Bank in Miami,
division chief of domestic financial markets for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and director
of global fixed income research and senior portfolio manager for Templeton Worldwide Inc. in Fort
Lauderdale, Fla. He taught at Florida A&M University, Northeastern University in Boston and
Howard University in Washington, D.C., and was an economist for the International Monetary
Fund and the Federal Reserve System board of governors.
Active in civic and higher education organizations, Johnson is chair of the investment committee of
the Cougar Investment Fund Board of the C.T. Bauer College of Business at the University of
Houston, and a member of the board of overseers of the Wright Fund at the Jesse H. Jones
Graduate School of Management at Rice University. He also is a member of the finance, audit and
investment committees of the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast, investment committee of the
Greater Houston Community Foundation, and board of directors of Goodwill Industries of
Southeast Texas. Johnson is a former advisory trustee of the Houston Ballet and Big Brothers-Big
Sisters of Houston.

								
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