Joseph Johnston, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President
Joseph S. Johnston is Senior Vice President and leads the Institutional Relations department of The Washington Center. His responsibility is to develop and maintain relationships with colleges and universities using or considering TWC's services. He directs a staff responsible for the overall student recruitment and enrollment services work of the organization. Joe also oversees The Washington Center's Intern Abroad Programs in London and Sydney.
Before joining TWC, Joe worked for 17 years with the Association of American Colleges and Universities. As AACU's Vice President for Programs, and then as Vice President for Education and Global Initiatives, he led a succession of multi-institutional initiatives to strengthen undergraduate education. Before joining AACU, he served as Assistant to the President at Bryn Mawr College.
Joe Johnston is the author of several books on international education and the integration of liberal and professional education, as well as several scholarly and professional articles. He has served on the boards of the National Humanities Alliance and the National Security Education Program and the Board of Visitors of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He also served for 15 years on the board of trustees of Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina.
A native of Virginia, Joe Johnston earned a B.A. (with Phi Beta Kappa honors) in English literature from Randolph-Macon College and an M.A. and Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Chicago. He also has an M.B.A. in finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.