Dr. Ron Johnson, LHS Class of 1989, is presently the Associate Professor of History at Texas State University. He was a former CIA analyst, former Foreign Service Officer (US Diplomat), and former Lieutenant in the US Navy. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Texas State University, master’s degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Boston University and his Ph.D. at Purdue University.

He is the author of Diplomacy in Black and White: John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and Their Atlantic World Alliance (University of Georgia Press, 2014) and a recipient of the following awards:

Teaching Award of Honor, Alumni Association, Texas State University (2017)                             

Outstanding Faculty Award, Black Student Alliance, Texas State University (2017)                  

Alpha Chi National Honor Society Favorite Professor, Texas State (2017, 2016, 2014, 2011)

Presidential Distinction Award for Excellence in Teaching, Texas State University (2016, 2015)

Finalist, Presidential Excellence in Teaching Award, Texas State University (2016, 2015)

Excellence in Teaching Award, College of Liberal Arts (2016, 2015)

Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award, Black Student Alliance, Texas State University (2016)

Student Foundation of Excellence Award, Texas State University (2013)

Non-Traditional Student Organization Positive Impact Award, Texas State University (2013)

International Studies Professor of the Year, Texas State University (2012)