Richard Johnson is the director of the Administrative Center for Sustainability and Energy Management at Rice. In this role he leads Rice’s sustainability program and also oversees a team of energy managers and analysts.
He holds appointments as a Professor in the Practice of Environmental Studies in Sociology and as an Adjunct Lecturer in Civil and Environmental Engineering. He also serves as the Co-Director of the Environmental Studies Program. He has taught over 20 classes at Rice.
Johnson is the former President of the Board of the Houston Farmers' Market, now the Rice University Farmers Market. He earned a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Rice University and a Masters in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia.