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Maurice Johnson

Faculty Member at Florida A&M University

Maurice Johnson is a graduate of the Florida A&M University School of Journalism & Graphic Communication, earning magna cum laude honors with a Bachelor of Science in Magazine Journalism. He later earned a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Management & Communication from the Florida State University School of Communication with certifications in both digital video production and project management.

Johnson currently resides in Tallahassee, Florida and is a faculty member at his first alma mater FAMU. He was faculty advisor to the award-winning student newspaper, The Famuan, and the student chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ). Johnson is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the FAMU College of Education.

His research agenda includes critical media studies, global mass communication and the impact of Hip Hop culture in K-20 educational settings. He was a 2017 recipient of the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Honor Society Chapter Leader of the Year award and also received the 2016-2017 FAMU Office of Student Activities Top Rattler award for university employee of the year.

Johnson’s master’s thesis is titled A Historical Analysis: The Evolution of Commercial Rap Music and he has presented research at the East Carolina University Emerging Scholars Symposium, the Annual Conference on the First Year Experience and the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting.

His most recent project is the organization Historically Black Communications for Students (HBCUS), a multimedia platform for student journalists and content creators to develop their craft with foundations in mobile journalism and solutions journalism.

Johnson frequently travels to Johannesburg, South Africa, which he considers a second home.