Beverly Johnson

Beverly Johnson

Beverly Johnson

Assistant Director; State Services and Decision Support



Dr. Beverly Johnson serves as unit director of the Institute of Government’s Atlanta-based State Services Unit, which conducts applied research and provides technical assistance and logistics management for state agencies and other organizations. She has more than 15 years of experience in managing complex governmental operations at the local, regional and state levels. Dr. Johnson applies her expertise in adult education and human resources and organizational development (HROD) to collaborate with diverse stakeholders to conduct enterprise-wide assessments and develop strategies to build effective organizations. Her applied research and action research work have helped groups address complex issues related to professional development, workplace culture and performance improvement.

Dr. Johnson also provides expertise to the Institute of Government's workforce development unit. She has significant experience in the workforce development field and contributes to national employment strategies and professional certification development. Her experience includes managing the Georgia Department of Labor’s statewide local One Stop system, serving on various workforce boards and developing statewide economic development strategies. She is a Certified Workforce Development Professional and Career Development Specialist.


Ed.D., University of Georgia; M.P.A., University of Georgia; B.A. Business Administration, Paine College

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Areas of Expertise: organizational development, workforce development, leadership development, change management