Education: BS, Marist College, '13; MPA, Marist College '17
- Member, Montville Twp. Board of Education
- Vice President, the Kiwanis Club of Montville, NJ
- Member, Montville Twp. Drug Awareness Council
- Vice President, Montville Twp. Republican Club
- Former Senate Speaker, Marist College S.G.A. (2010-2012)
- Former Director of Community Outreach, Marist College S.G.A (2012-2013)
- Recipient of the Jonah & Joan Sherman Scholarship for Community Service, the Gerard A. Cox Award for Service to Student Government, the Frances Reese Award for Community Service, and the Hermitage Award, at Marist College.
"History will be kind to me, for I intend to write it."
Michael D. JOhnson
is a graduate of Marist College and an elected member of the Montville Township Board of Education. During his time as an undergraduate, Michael was involved with a number of leadership programs and organizations, including Toastmasters International, the American Student Government Association (A.S.G.A.), the National Society of Leadership & Success (N.S.L.S.), the Marist College Emerging Leaders Program (E.L.P.) and the campus' chapter of the National Residence Hall Honorary (N.R.H.H.). The crowned jewel of his collegiate career, however, was his time spent in the service of the Marist College Student Government Association (S.G.A.), in which he presided as Senate Speaker for two administrations (from 2010 to 2012). Michael's perspective at MSL focuses on life lessons in leadership and self-discovery, coming from a shy kid who went from being the quiet voice at the back of the classroom to an influential voice in local politics.
You don't have to operate on the same wavelength to share a common vision.In fact, a little discord is beneficial.
Call it an impulse, a bad habit, a knee-jerk reaction; I’m guilty of this little thing that’s not at all uncommon among people my age.
When opportunity appears to be slipping by us in a steady stream, we can either go with the flow and drift away in contentment—falling into sync with one cause or another—or rise up and ebb the tide in a direction that we chart not only for ourselves, but others around us. Here at MSL, we are particularly interested in doing the latter.
You are not alone.
How learning to work with that inner-critic can help us to embrace our role in the greatest production of all time.
A closer look at one of Broadway's most captivating portrayals of the adolescent struggle, and our own search for identity.
Moving on can be scary, but it's often necessary in discovering who we truly are.
For a bunch of cutthroats and scoundrels, there’s something awfully alluring about pirates. From multi-million dollar movie franchises to classic bedtime stories, these rogues have captivated our collective imagination for centuries. But what is it, precisely, that draws us back to these figures? What do we find so romantic about the men and women who carried out such monstrous deeds as murder and mayhem on the open seas?
A story is nearing its end.
I don’t often get caught up in TV shows. Aside from playing re-runs of the same family-friendly sitcoms in the background while I work, I usually don’t find myself sitting down for all that long to get into a series. There are, however, a few good exceptions. Like most viewers, I found myself absolutely drawn into the phenomenon that is Westworld this past fall. More so than reveling in the dusty old westerns that used to play on our TV, I was absolutely captivated by the underlying questions raised by the program with respect to identity, morality, and the excavation of the self.