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Dr. Robert R. Johnson

Dr. Robert R. Johnson


President and Chief Executive Officer
Professor of Investments

Areas of Expertise:

Executive Compensation, Financial Planning, Investments, Portfolio Management, Security Analysis

BSBA, University of Nebraska
MBA, Creighton University
PhD, University of Nebraska—Lincoln


Dr. Robert “Bob” Johnson, CFA®, CAIA®, is President and Chief Executive Officer of The American College of Financial Services.  Prior to joining The College in 2014, he served as Professor of Finance in Creighton University's Heider College of Business.  From 1996 to 2011, he held a number of senior executive positions at CFA Institute and has extensive experience with credentialing programs, ethical and professional codes of conduct, and global business expansion.

Dr. Johnson is the author of multiple books and over 80 scholarly articles. He is co-author of the books Invest with the Fed, Strategic Value Investing, The Tools and Techniques of Investment Planning, and Investment Banking for Dummies.  He has published in The Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, The Journal of Portfolio Management, Financial Analysts Journal, and The Journal of Investing, among others. He also serves on the editorial board of The Journal of Portfolio Management.

Dr. Johnson has extensive media relations experience and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Barron’s, Forbes, and other leading publications.  He has appeared on ABC World News, Bloomberg TV, and CNN, among others.

He is the recipient of the 2013 Alfred C. “Pete” Morley Distinguished Service Award from CFA Institute, the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Student Award for Teaching Achievement (Creighton University), and Outstanding Faculty Member of the Year Award at Creighton for three years.  He served on the board of RS Investment Management from 2012 to 2015.  Dr. Johnson holds the CFA® charter, the CAIA® charter, a BSBA degree from University of Nebraska—Omaha, an MBA from Creighton University, and a PhD from the University of Nebraska—Lincoln.