Dr. Ryan Johnson
Associate Professor of Accounting
B.S. and M.S., Appalachian State University
Ph.D., Rhodes University (Accounting)
Ph.D., University of South Carolina (Higher Education Administration)
Dr. Ryan Johnson’s decade in public accounting helped him understand that most accounting students need more than just the science of accounting. They need to see how other fields, especially liberal arts disciplines, are critical to their success in accounting and beyond. As a first-generation college student himself, he tries to find ways to help others make their way on campus, and in the professional world beyond. His accounting research interests center around the historical development of the Internal Revenue Code, particularly in the context of the U.S. Presidency – from Ronald Reagan to the present. In higher education administration, his research ranges from issues of race and academic success to analysis of the financial health of colleges and universities. Away from Wofford enjoys trout fishing, hiking, playing golf and kayaking.