David Johnson

Dr. David Phillip Johnson

Part-time Faculty, Information Technology

School of Science and Tech
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Dr. David Johnson has over 21 years’ experience in the IT industry working in both private and public sectors in technical and managerial roles. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in information technology-security in 2012 and a Master of Science degree in information security and assurance in 2013, both from Western Governors University. In 2017, he completed a Doctor of Information Technology degree from Walden University. 

In addition, Dr. Johnson has earned many IT certifications during his career including: 

  • ITIL foundations in IT service management
  • Cisco certified network associate-security
  • Cisco certified network professional
  • Cisco certified network associate
  • CNSS information systems security professional, NSTISSI 4011 & CNSSI 4012, 2013
  • GIAC certified ISO-27000 specialist (G2700)
  • EC Council computer hacking forensic investigator
  • EC Council certified ethical hacker
  • CompTIA Project+
  • CIW professional (including JavaScript specialist, web design specialist, web foundations associate, database design specialist)
  • Microsoft certified systems engineer
  • Microsoft certified systems administrator

As a first-generation college graduate, Dr. Johnson is a strong advocate for technology and education.

“I believe education is instilling the knowledge and providing the tools necessary to develop an individual capable of contributing their own talents and abilities in their community and achieving social change. I believe every moment is a teachable moment, and every individual is capable of learning. I believe that when students are treated with respect and challenged with responsibility, they respond by giving their best.”


  • Doctorate – information technology – Walden University
  • Master's – information security and assurance – Western Governors University
  • Bachelor's – information technology-security – Western Governors University

Academic Interests

  • Strategic solution design, planning and execution
  • IT security and business continuity
  • Network operations center and infrastructure management
  • Process development and documentation
  • IT and corporate policy development
  • IT project management
  • Business and technical change management
  • Systems administration
  • Customer and account management
  • Team building, mentoring and leadership
  • Unified communications
  • Wired and wireless networking and access control