Ernest B. Johnson II (Dr. J.) is currently a professor of critical multicultural studies in the Equity and Social Justice program, and Assistant Dean of Social Sciences at Shoreline Community College. He is also adjunct faculty in American Ethnic Studies at the University of Washington, where he earned his Ph.D. in linguistics. He earned an M.A. from the University of Khartoum (Institute of African and Asian Studies). He has lectured and conducted workshops in multicultural competency, social justice, religious studies, and ethnic studies at numerous conferences and several institutes, community colleges and universities.