Dr. Umar Johnson


Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Certified School Psychologist


Dr. Umar Johnson is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Certified School Psychologist who is considered an expert on the education and mental health of African and African-American children.

Dr. Umar, as he is known to friends, is a paternal blood relative of both the Great Abolitionist Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) and the late Bishop Alexander Wayman (1821-1895), 7th Bishop of the AME Church, both from Maryland’s Eastern Shore.  A direct descendant of formerly enslaved civil war veterans who served in the United States Colored Troops of Maryland, Dr. Umar is an educational diagnostician who specializes in special education issues. He is known most for his work in identifying mis-diagnosed learning disabled and ADHD students. 

Dr. Umar has been featured on “News One Now” with Roland Martin, the Tom Joyner Morning Show, the Bev Smith Show, The Breakfast Club, as has appeared as a special guest life coach on Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA8). As a child therapist, he works with depressed and behaviorally-challenged males. Dr.Umar is widely accepted as one of the leading Pan-Afrikanists of the 21st century.

Dr. Umar is author of the new book “Psycho-Academic Holocaust: The Special Education and ADHD Wars Against Black Boys,” the 1st book ever written by a African-American male school psychologist to Black parents with specific strategies on how to fight back against special education and ADHD.

Dr. Umar also holds degrees in education and political science. Largely considered the top school psychologist, Pan-Africanist, Orator & Scholar of his generation, he is one of the most requested speakers in the world, and has lectured in North America, South America, The Caribbean, Europe and Afrika.  Dr.Umar is currently working on building his new school, The Frederick Douglass & Marcus Garvey RBG International Leadership Academy for boys. He can be reached at DrUmarJohnson.comGoFundMe.Com/DrUmar or 215-989-9858.