Vanessa Johnson, JD

Vanessa L. Johnson is an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Houston – Clear Lake’s School of Business. Vanessa earned a Master of Laws in Health Law, a Master of Laws in Tax Law, and Juris Doctorate from the University of Houston Law Center. She is also a Master of Business Administration graduate of New York University’s Stern School of Business, and she earned a Bachelor of Science in Management from Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business.

A licensed attorney and former human resources professional, her diversity experience and interests have included participating as a Consortium for the Graduate Study of Management Fellow and a Council on Legal Education Opportunity (CLEO) Fellow, teaching a Diversity Management course at the University of Houston – Downtown’s School of Business, and writing an article entitled, It’s All About the Benjamins: Economic Obstacles Plugging the Diversity Pipeline Into the Practice of Law, which was published in The Modern American, American University Washington College of Law’s scholarly publication dedicated to diversity and the law.

A native of the Houston metropolitan area, she is also a graduate of Leadership Houston’s Class XXIX and the United Way of Greater Houston’s Project Blueprint Class XXVII and has served on the Boards of Builders of Hope CDC, Avenue CDC, and the Fifth Ward Enrichment Program.

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