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Michael Pennington Johson

Michael Pennington Johson, American finance educator, consultant. Fellow, United States Department Housing and Urban Development, 2001-2003; grantee, National Science Foundation, since 2002; scholar, American Telephone & Telegraph Company, 1982-1987.


  • Johson, Michael Pennington was born on February 24, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Michael Pennington Johnson and Ruth Susan Motley.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, Morehouse College, 1987. Master of Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1987. Master of Science, University California, Berkley, California, 1990.

      Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, 1997.


    • Teaching and research assistant University California, Berkeley, 1990. Associate Cleveland Consulting Associates, Mayfield Heights, Ohio, 1990—1993. Intern Anderson Consulting, Chicago, 1993—1995.

      Teaching assistant Northwestern University, Evanston, 1995—1996. Intern Argonne (Illinois) National Laboratory, 1996. Consultant Strategic Systems International, Evanston, 1996—1997.

      Associate professor Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, since 1997. Researcher Joint Center Poverty Research, 1999—2003. President, vice president location analysis section Informs, Hanover, Maryland, 2000—2005.

      Member alumni review board Department Information Management Systems Northwestern University, Evanston, since 2004. Consultant in field.


    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Board directors Highland Park Community Development Corporation, Pittsburgh, 1999—2005. Director Highland Park Community Plan, 2002—2004. Member of Association Public Policy Analysis in Management, Institute Operations and Research Management Sciences.



    Jazz, reading.


    • Married Karen Marie Sampson, June 8, 1991. Children: Langston, Devon.
    • father: Michael Pennington Johnson
    • mother: Ruth Susan Motley
    • spouse: Karen Marie Sampson
    • children: Langston Johson
    • Devon Johson
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    Born February 24, 1964
    (age 53)
    • 1987
      Morehouse College
    • 1987
      Georgia Institute of Technology
    • 1990
      University California
    • 1997
      Northwestern University
    • 1990 - 1993
      associate, Cleveland Consulting Associates
      Ohio, United States
    • 1990
      Teaching and research assistant, University California
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1993 - 1995
      intern, Anderson Consulting
      Chicago, Illinois, United States
    • 1995 - 1996
      teaching assistant, Northwestern University
      Evanston, Illinois, United States
    • 1996 - 1997
      consultant, Strategic Systems International
      Evanston, Illinois, United States
    • 1996
      intern, Argonne (Illinois) National Laboratory
    • 1997
      associate, professor Carnegie Mellon University
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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