Full Time Faculty


Philip Johnson

Philip Johnson
Interim Director, Digital Media Management

Philip is a native of Richmond, CA and a graduate from the University of the Pacific with a BS in Business and MBA from Mills College. Upon graduation he was accepted into an Innovation Institute which took him to Kenya, Africa to promote entrepreneurship and financial literacy.  He also facilitated community members in the development of a product from local assets.  

After returning to the United States, he was elected as President of California/Hawai’i NAACP Youth & College Division. Philip led a body of youth throughout the state to address issues affecting African American and other racial and ethnic minorities. Philip had previously served as an adjunct faculty at Cogswell where he teaches Business Communications and Creativity.

Philip also proudly serves on several boards including the Oakland African American Chamber of Commerce Foundation. In his spare time he enjoys drumming, traveling, and exploring new concepts.