Gary Johnson

Faculty Member

Dr. Gary Johnson


Gary Johnson has worked at the nexus of Sales and Education his entire career. He began at IBM -- specializing in complex, technical sales. Subsequently, he completed a Ph.D. in Instructional Psychology & Technology, further specializing in the Education vertical. He now brings his passion and expertise to UVU, where he is the Director of the Professional Sales Program.


Ph D, Brigham Young University (BYU), 1991

Major: Instructional Psychology & Technology

MS, Brigham Young University (BYU), 1985

Major: Instructional Science

BS, Brigham Young University (BYU), 1983

Major: Business Management


MKTG 4620

Advanced Professional Selling, Spring 2023


Sales Internship, Spring 2023

MKTG 3640

Sales Management, Spring 2023

MKTG 4610

Sales Operations, Spring 2023

MKTG 4610

Sales Operations, Spring 2023


Alumni Outstanding Educator of the Year

UVU Alumni Association - April 27, 2021

Awarded to the outstanding educator of each college, based on votes from the Class of 2021.

Dean's Award of Excellence for Teaching

UVU/Woodbury School of Business - July 8, 2020

The Dean’s Award of Excellence for teaching is one of the most prestigious faculty awards in the School of Business. It recognizes faculty members who possess a strong commitment to teaching excellence, have a demanding intellectual presence in the classroom, are open and accessible to students, impact the lives of students and contribute to their development and growth beyond the classroom.

Associate Fellow

Higher Education Authority (HEA) - December 11, 2017

The Higher Education Academy awards four different categories of Fellowship, Associate Fellowship (AFHEA), Fellowship (FHEA), Senior Fellowship (SFHEA) and Principal Fellowship (PFHEA). These four categories reflect the wide range of professional practice carried out by individuals who teach and/or support learning in higher education; from those who have a partial role in teaching/supporting learning through to senior professionals with strategic impact on teaching and learning in an organisational, national and/or international setting. The four categories of Fellowship are awarded on the basis of evidence of personal professional practice which meets the requirements of one of the four Descriptors of the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). The UKPSF has been developed as a standards framework for the higher education sector that sets out the knowledge, skills and behaviors demonstrated by those teaching and/or supporting higher education learning.

Business Honor Society

Beta Gamma Sigma - April 15, 1983

National recognition of scholarship in business.

Dean's Scholar

Brigham Young University (BYU) - April 1, 1981

Undergraduate honor from the School of Business for high GPA.

Leadership Scholar

Brigham Young University (BYU) - April 1, 1980

University honor for demonstrated leadership.