Camille S Johnson

Johnson, Camille S

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Success
College of Social Science

San José State University
One Washington Square 
San José, CA 95192-0107




Preferred: (408) 924-3416

Office Location

Washington Square Hall, 103E


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio St Univ Main Campus, 2005
  • Master of Arts, Social Psychology, Claremont Graduate School, 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Carleton College, 1994


Dr. Camille Johnson became Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Success in January 2020. She is responsible for enhancing the research, scholarship, and creative activities in the college. In addition, she supports departments in the hiring, retention, promotion, and evaluation of faculty, Prior to this position, she served as professor of management in the Lucas College and Graduate School of Business, Acting Director of the School of Management, Chief Operations Manager to the Provost, Director of Accreditation for the College of Business, and Faculty Chair of the University WASC Accreditation Committee. She has been on the faculty at SJSU since 2007.

She has a passion for helping others discover and meet their potential. Whether working with undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, or staff, she enjoys helping others prepare for future success - however they define it.  As a natural boundary-spanner, she brings together people from different disciplines and backgrounds for professional and social relationship building.

She has developed and applied her expertise in leadership, management, and organizational development through service to the field of psychology. As a Fellow of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, she conducts women’s leadership workshops for graduate students and new faculty and encourages women to take leadership roles in academia.  Within the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, as a member of the Training Committee, she has developed 25+ professional development workshops, and as a member of the Sexual Harassment Task Force, has led the development of a new code of conduct and investigation process.  She is currently a member of the SPSP Development Committee which raises money to support training and travel awards.

She has a B.A. in psychology from Carleton College, an M.A. in applied social psychology from Claremont Graduate University and a Ph.D. in social psychology from the Ohio State University, with a minor in quantitative psychology. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.  She has published in the top journals in social psychology and her research interests include first-generation college student performance, social comparison, and interracial interactions. She recently published an analysis of women’s representation in academic conferences.