Staff and Affiliates

Theodore Johnson

Senior Consultant


Theodore A. Johnson, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University and Advising Head for the COEX-SID Dual Degree Program, where he teaches Dialogue and Mediation, Negotiation, Research Methods, and Conflict and Development with a specialty in Cross Cultural Communication and International Organizations.

Prior to his work with Brandeis, Ted was a senior program manager and legal advisor to Conflict Management Group and Mercy Corps in Cambridge, Mass. During that time, he worked extensively as an international negotiation training consultant for governments, corporations, and international organizations.

Ted has worked in post-apartheid South Africa, with Greek and Turkish Cypriots towards bi-communal capacity building, and with universities and political leaders in Northern and South Central Iraq to develop joint problem-solving skills and strategies. He has been an advisor to several UN Agencies such as WHO, FAO, UNCTAD, and the international food safety organization Codex Alimentarius. Prior to his international work, he was a deputy district attorney and judge pro tem in Orange County California.

Ted is a member of the California and American Bar Associations. He received a J.D. from Western State University in 1972, a Master’s in International Law and Diplomacy (MALD) in 1993 from Tufts University, and a Ph.D. from Tufts University’s Fletcher School in 2009.