Whit Johnson joined the Center for Social Concern as Associate Director for Civic Engagement in January 2020. Whit began his career as an educator, teaching high school Spanish and later supporting teachers and principals in planning and executing study abroad programs for their students. From 2011-2013, Whit served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua, working with English teachers, at both the secondary and university level in communicative teaching methodologies and coordinating multiple community-based projects. He later worked as a staff member at Peace Corps Panama supporting 45 volunteers as the assistant manager to the Teaching English program. Whit has also worked as an Instructional Coach for City Year New York and prior to joining JHU served as Director of Community Engagement at UNICEF USA where he oversaw a fellowship program and the implementation of education, advocacy and fundraising programming across the United States. He believes that service is the most powerful vehicle for personal growth, community collaboration and human understanding. He is passionate in working towards a world that is equitable particularly to those living in urban environments.
Whit Johnson earned his Bachelor’s degree in Hispanic Studies at Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts and Master’s degree in Public & Urban Policy at The New School in New York City.