Meet the Staff

Assistant Director for Leadership and Community Engagement
Leadership & Community Engagement
Dr. Tamara Johnson
Director of Engaged Scholarship
Metropolitan Studies

As the Director of Engaged Scholarship in Metropolitan Studies, Tamara works collaboratively to create and implement UNC Charlotte’s civic engagement strategy. She designs programming that supports engaged scholarship and enriches the student experience through experiential and community-based learning, civic engagement, and international education. As adjunct faculty in the Department of Global Studies, she teaches courses on globalization and global cities, as well as food justice in South Africa (where she was a Peace Corps volunteer and a Fulbright scholar). She received her doctorate in Geography from UNC at Chapel Hill in 2011.