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  • Mayo Johnson

  • Title: Assistant Teaching Professor of Computer Science
  • Department: Business & Information Technology
  • Office: Information Technology Center, Room 306J
  • Education: M.A. Webster University; B.B.A. University of Central Arkansas
  • Academic Bio:

    Mayo Johnson is a native of Little Rock, AR and has a daughter named Maya Rose. He is Assistant Teaching Professor of Computer Science at the University of Arkansas - Pulaski Tech where he teaches Information Security and has worked as a Faculty member since 2001. He graduated from Hall High School and has a Bachelors Degree in Computer Information Systems from the University of Central Arkansas and Masters Degree in Computer Information Management from Webster University. He worked at Acxiom Corporation as System Analyst/Administrator and worked as a Technology Consultant in London, UK where he also studied International Information Management at Regents University.

    Mayo has University Teaching Certifications from the Association of College and University Educators and Johns Hopkins University and also CompTIA Security+, A+ and Web Development Certifications.

    He’s a former Department Chair of Computer Information Systems and former Chair of Faculty Senate and the Committee on Faculty Involvement. Mayo has received the UA-PTC Diversity Award and Faculty Star Award. He is a member of the Cultural Diversity and Community Involvement Committee and the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force. He’s a member of the Faculty Promotion and Rank Committee, Faculty Grievance Committee and has served on various search committees. He’s also been a speaker on the topic of International work and study at Regents University in London, UK and University of Ghana and Osu schools in Accra, Ghana West Africa.

    Mayo is a former Chair of the Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission (RCDC) and World Fest. He also moderated a series of Community Forums on Race and Culture with Little Rock Nine member Minnijean Brown Trickey during the 50th Anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School in 2007. He collaborated as moderator with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson r for the UA-PTC Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. virtual event in 2021 themed Equity and Social Justice in the Pandemic. He worked as moderator with Judge Wendell Griffen and Judge Tjuana Byrd for the UA-PTC Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. virtual event in 2022 themed Inequity in Social Justice. He worked as moderator with Little Rock Nine member Elizabeth Eckford and Dr. Patricia Griffen for the UA-PTC Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. event in 2023 themed Inequity in Mental Health.

    He worked with RCDC and the Little Rock Board of Directors in the area of policy development as Commission Chair by coordinating efforts to produce data that shows the demographic composition of all City Boards and Commissions with the goal of inclusiveness in appointing citizens that reflect the diversity of the city.

    He has worked with STEM organizations. He is a Life Member and International Affairs Member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. He’s also a Mentor with the Little Rock School District and the Dunbar Historic Neighborhood Association. He loves traveling and community service.

    Conferences:

    • AR Computer Science Summit (Presenter)
    • Forge Cyber Security Conference
    • AR Black Male Success Summit (UA-PTC)
    • Arkansas Racial Equity Summit (UCA)
    • Arkansas Association of Two Year Colleges Conference (Presenter - Diversity at the College and in the Community)
    • African-American Male Initiative Consortium Conference (UALR & UA-PTC)
    • Racial Attitudes Conference (UALR)
    • Teaching in STEM & STEM Day (UA-PTC)
    • Arkansas Student Success Symposium (UCA & UA-PTC)
    • Arkansas Fair Housing Conference
    • Little Rock Technology Conference
    • Arkansas School to Prison Pipeline Initiative Conference

    Awards:

    • Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission Chair Award
    • UA-PTC Diversity Award
    • Emmanuel Baptist Church Community Service Award
    • UA-PTC Faculty Star Award
    • Little Rock Racial and Cultural Diversity Commission Volunteer of the Year
  • Certifications:
    Association of College and University Educators (ACUE) - ACUE prepares, credentials, and supports faculty to teach with research-based best practices that improve student achievement and close equity gaps. CompTIA Security+ Certification - CompTIA Security+ is a global certification that validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career. CompTIA A+ certification is earned by passing a set of two exams – created by IT industry professionals – that validate skills needed for entry-level IT jobs.
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