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W. Brad Johnson, Ph.D.
W. Brad Johnson is a clinical psychologist and international speaker on topics related to cross-gender relationships at work, male allyship, and mentoring. He is a professor of psychology in the Department of Leadership, Ethics and Law at the United States Naval Academy, and a Faculty Associate in the Graduate School of Education at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Johnson is an award-winning teacher and mentor, and an engaging speaker. He is the author of numerous publications including 13 books. His most recent books include: Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women (2016, with David Smith), On Being a Mentor (2015), and The Elements of Mentoring (3rd edition, 2018, with Charles Ridley). Dr. Johnsons is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. His work has also been featured in the Atlantic, Wall Street Journal, NPR and the American Psychologist.
David G. Smith, Ph.D.
David Smith, PhD, is professor of sociology in the National Security Affairs Department at the United States Naval War College. A former Navy Pilot, Dr. Smith led diverse organizations of women and men culminating in command of a squadron in combat and flew more than 3,000 hours over 30 years including combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. As a sociologist trained in military sociology and social psychology, he focuses his research in gender, work and family issues including dual career families, military families, women in the military, retention of women, role model influence on career and family intentions, and gender and intersectional bias in leader performance evaluations. He is also a Senior Consultant for GreatHeart Consulting and Jennifer Brown Consulting providing research, training and education in diversity and inclusion programs. Dr. Smith is the author Athena Rising: How and Why Men Should Mentor Women (2016 with Brad Johnson), and numerous journal articles and book chapters—many on the topic of gender and the workplace. He is a frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review and his work has been featured in Behavioral Scientist and Forbes. He speaks and consults on the topic of gender and family in the workplace around the globe.