Steve Johnson has been a community activist, researcher, educator,
lecturer and consultant for 40 years. He has worked with over 500
nonprofit organizations, public agencies, and businesses. He returned
to university life in the late 1990s. His Ph.D. thesis, The Transformation of Civic Institutions and Practices in Portland, Oregon 1960-1999,
(2001) was awarded the best dissertation of the year award on urban
politics by the American Political Science Association. Since 2006 he
has lectured overseas in 125 cities in 20 countries to over 6,000
people. The subjects of these lectures has been the role of civic
engagement in creating vibrant, healthy, and sustainable communities.
He is adjunct professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon
where he teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on citizen
participation, community studies, urban watersheds, civic engagement and
social institutions, urban planning, and healthy communities.
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