Janet Johnson has taught, conducted research and consulted in the areas of labor markets, health policy, and the nonprofit sector. Most recently she was on the faculty at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University, where she also served as Associate Director of the Nonprofit Studies Program (NSP). She continues as an Associated Faculty member of the NSP following her recent move to New Orleans.
Janet earned a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Wisconsin. Her first faculty appointment was at The Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. She also taught at the University of Colorado, and worked as a senior researcher in the Health Studies Program there. She has corporate experience as a labor cost analyst for a large public utility, and as a compensation consultant for a national human resources consulting firm. For many years she was the principal consultant at Johnson & Associates, an economic and management consulting firm.
For the last 12 years Janet's work has focused on the nonprofit sector, especially the topics of charitable giving, nonprofit leadership, the size, scope, and financing of nonprofit organizations, and homelessness. She has published in leading economic and nonprofit journals, and has spoken internationally, including a series of lectures in Argentina for the U.S. State Department. Since moving to New Orleans she has become involved with several nonprofit organizations focused on education and disadvantaged youth.
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