Profile: Bob L. Johnson, Jr
Bob L. Johnson Jr. is a professor of educational leadership and policy at the University of Alabama. His research focuses on leadership, leadership development, leader thinking, executive decision making, the politics of education, micro-politics, education policy, the defining features of schools as organizations, and the work of Karl Weick. His theological interest focus on spiritual theology, spiritual formation, and leadership for spiritual formation. His has published in such journals as Educational Administration Quarterly, Journal of Educational Administration, Journal of School Leadership, Journal of Organization Theory in Education, and Education Policy.
For 20 years, Bob was director of graduate studies and professor of educational leadership and policy in the College of Education at the University of Utah. For four of these years he was editor of Educational Administration Quarterly, the leading academic journal in the field of educational leadership.
Bob is the author and/or editor of three books: 1) Decision Making for Educational Leaders: Under-Examined Dimensions and Issues (2010, SUNY Press) 2) Leading Schools to Learn, Grow, and Thrive: Applying Theory to Strengthen Practice (Routledge,2018); and 3) Educational Leadership, Organizational Learning, and the Ideas of Karl Weick (Routledge, 2020)