My name is Ricardo Enricque Johnson, and I’m a PhD student in the Higher, Adult, and Lifelong Education (HALE) program at Michigan State University.
I’m also an academic librarian with a Master of Arts in Library and Information Science degree from the University of Arizona.
Concurrently, I earned a Graduate Certificate of Advanced Study in Archival Studies from the UA School of Information.
Earlier, I graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Film from the Sidney Poitier New American Film School at Arizona State University.
- Higher Education Administration
- Academic Librarianship & Pedagogy
- Archives & Special Collections
- Student Affairs, Success, & Completion
- University Librarian, 3 year residency @ West Virginia University (current)
- Graduate Research Assistant, 1 year @ Center for Creative Photography Archives, University of Arizona
- Access Services Supervisor, 3+ years @ University of Texas at San Antonio Libraries
- AV Library Manager, 4+ years @ PBS/NPR
Short Term – (a) subject librarian working with a performing arts department or film school; or (b) college administrator in student affairs; justice, equity, diversity, & inclusion (JEDI); Title IX; etc
Long Term – executive leadership/deanship @ land-grant or regional university
Interests – the UFC & mixed martial arts; classic StarCraft; anything written by Tom Perrotta; shōnen manga & anime; and, unironically, movies directed by the legendary Michael Bay.