- Senior Sustainability Scholar, Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation
- Executive Director, Executive and Professional Education, School of Sustainability, College of Global Futures
Ryan Johnson is the executive director of professional sustainability education and training in the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University – the first degree-granting school of sustainability in the U.S. In this role, Ryan helps organizations and individuals meet their sustainability goals through custom training programs, open-enrollment (non-degree) programs and partnerships.
Prior to joining ASU, Ryan spent more than a decade at Arizona-based WorldatWork, an organization that delivers HR certifications and trainings to professionals worldwide. His last position at WorldatWork was Vice President and Executive Editor. Earlier in his career, Ryan was a client-facing consultant with both the Institute for Strategy Development (ISD) in Washington DC, and with Creative Healthcare Solutions (CHS), of Columbus, Ohio. In the early 1990s, Ryan completed a graduate degree at ASU and subsequently spent seven years at ASU’s Morrison Institute for Public Policy. Ryan began his career on the staff of the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Small Business.
Ryan has authored or co-authored several books during his career, and more than three dozen of articles and research reports on topics ranging contemporary issues in financial services, to executive compensation, to sustainability issues. He has also been an active professional and community leader, both in Arizona and nationally. He sits on the HR committee of the board for the Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) and is the past chair of the Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, and the non-profit Association Media and Publishing (AM&P).
- MSL, Arizona State University
- MPA, Arizona State University
- BA, University of California-Santa Barbara
Campbell, H. E., R. M. Johnson and E. Hunt Larson. 2004. Prices, devices, people, or rules: The relative effectiveness of policy instruments in water conservation. Review of Policy Research 21(5):637-662. DOI: 10.1111/j.1541-1338.2004.00099.x. (link )
Berman, D. R. and R. M. Johnson. 2000. Age, ambition, and local charter: A study in voting behavior. The Social Science Journal 37(1):19-26. DOI: 10.1016/S0362-3319(99)00057-9. (link )
Johnson, R. M. 2013. Trends in 401(k) Plans and Retirement Rewards. WorldatWork and the American Benefits Institute. (link )
Johnson, R. M., B. Moore and . et al. 2013. Total Rewards Professionals' Career Development Survey. WorldatWork: The Total Rewards Association. April 2013. (link )
Johnson, R. M. and . et al. 2012. WorldatWork 2012 Total Rewards Professionals' Census: What Differentiates Top Performers. WorldatWork. (link )
Abbott, K., R. M. Johnson, A. King and N. Turner. 2010. Developing Performance Incentives and Sustaining Engagement in a Volatile Environment. Performance & Reward Centre. (link )
Johnson, R. M. 2010. HR Pay Practices Survey 2010. hrmagaizine.co.uk. (link )
Johnson, R. M., N. Staritt, J. Orbell, B. Moore, N. Turner, N. Sharpe, H. Ross-Smith, A. Ozias and A. King. 2009. Employee Equity Plans: Do They Have A Future?. WorldatWork. SR-01-10. (link )
Johnson, R. M. and L. Valenzuela. 2000. When the Smoke Clears: Arizona's Proposition 200: Tobacco Tax Experience and What it Teaches Us for Spending the Settlement. Morrison Institute for Public Policy and St. Luke's Charitable Health Trust. (link )
Campbell, H. E. and R. M. Johnson. 1999. The Cookbook: Doing Multivariate Analysis of Residential Single-Family Water Conservation Programs. Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University. (link )
Johnson, R. M. 1999. What Matters in Greater Phoenix: Indicators of Our Quality of Life. Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University. (link )
Johnson, R. M. 1998. What Matters in Greater Phoenix: Indicators of Our Quality of Life. Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University. (link )
Johnson, R. M. 1997. What Matters in Greater Phoenix: 1997 Indicators of Our Quality of Life. Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University.
Johnson, R. M. and M. J. Waits. 1997. A Snapshot of Homeless People in Phoenix: Phoenix Health Care for the Homeless Coalition's 1996 Survey Data. Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University. (link )
Johnson, R. M. and M. J. Waits. 1997. Transit in the Valley: Summary of 16 Community Forums. Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University. (link )
Johnson, R. M. 1996. Home to Own: A New Model for Community-Based Low-Income Mortgage Lending. Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Arizona State University.