William C. Johnson is currently a Fulbright scholar and visiting professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business and an associate professor of finance at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. His research is focused on initial coin offerings and early-stage firm financing, the corporate governance of decentralized organizations, and the interaction between corporate governance and real markets. His recent work has examined the governance of early-stage firms and the influence of market competition on firm governance choice. He has won several research awards, including the best paper award in corporate finance at the Financial Management Association and the best paper award at the Financial Research Association. Prof. Johnson teaches investments and portfolio management at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Outside of academia, Prof. Johnson has worked for Fortune 500 firms Allegheny Teledyne and Tyco Electronics in engineering and sales positions. He has worked as a consultant for AMP Electronics and McDermott Technologies. He holds a BS in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, an MBA from the University at Buffalo, and a PhD in finance from Michigan State University.
Prof. Johnson is a research associate at the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire and an associate at the Global Center for Political Finance at the University of British Columbia.