Glynnis Johnson, PH.D.

Morehouse College

Business Administration and Economics Division Faculty
  • Assistant Professor, Marketing


Office Location
Leadership Center, Rm. 128

(470) 639-0764

Office Hours
Tuesday: 11 AM-12 PM
Thursday: 11 AM – 12 PM


Dr. Glynnis M. Johnson joined Morehouse College in 2018 as an assistant professor of marketing. She earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Advertising from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in Business Administration from Dillard University.Her areas of expertise are advertising and marketing. At Morehouse, she teaches Principles of Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Principles of Marketing, Marketing Management, and Strategic Brand Management. In addition to teaching, she serves as the faculty advisor for the Morehouse College Chapter of American Advertising Association and the Faculty Committee for Student Development.Prior to entering academia, Dr. Johnson worked in the advertising industry. She was an art director at BBDO New York, an Omnicom agency. She developed advertisements for major national brands such as Mars, Pizza Hut, and Visa. Dr. Johnson has been a consultant to various ethnic market advertising agencies. While working as an art director, Johnson discovered that the advertising industry had one of the worse histories of hiring people of color. In response, in 1999, she established African Americans in Advertising (AAIA), an organization that created a forum where issues and concerns unique to African American advertising professionals could be addressed. She also works with other organizations that promote diversity. She currently serves as a board member and education and scholarship committee member with the Atlanta Advertising Club (AAC).Her passion for advertising and commitment to diversity influence her research. Her current research focuses on advertising education at HBCUs, unconscious bias in the hiring practices of advertising agencies, and Black entrepreneurship in advertising.


  • Fellow, Social Innovation Fellowship Program, Morehouse College 2022
  • Panelist/Board Member, BBB National Advertising Review Board 2022
  • Recipient, Embark Service Award, Daytona Beach American Advertising Federation 2016
  • Fellow, Advertising Educational Foundation (AEF) Visiting Professor Program 2015
  • Judge, AAF Gainesville American Advertising Competition 2014
  • Fellow, NYU Postdoctoral and Transition Program for Academic Diversity, New York University 2009
  • Fellow, David B. Burton Fellowship Program, University of Texas at Austin 2006
  • Scholar, Hite/Lock Endowed Presidential Scholarship Program, University of Texas at Austin 2006
  • Recipient, AAF District 15 Silver Award for Collateral Poster 2005
  • Recipient, AAF San Diego Silver Award for Collateral Poster 2005
  • Fellow, Graduate School Recruitment Fellowship Program, University of Texas at Austin 2004
  • Judge, AAF National American Advertising Competition 1997
  • Judge, AAF District 2 Regional American Advertising Competition 1997
  • Judge, AAF Los Angeles American Advertising Competition 1997
  • Judge, AAF Philadelphia American Advertising Competition 1997
  • 3rd Place Winner, Race for the America’s Cup Student Advertising Competition 1987
  • Winner, Nissan Student Advertising Competition 1987
  • Fellow, Graduate Opportunity Fellowship Program, University of Texas at Austin 1985