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Cardinal Prince Rutherford Johnson-Etruria-di Daniell is the Old Roman Catholic Patriarch of Saint Stephen. He served as an Assistant Professor of Economics at an international school of business and continues to serve on the faculty of the Pontifical Georgia College. Prince Rutherford Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2000. In 2003, Prince Johnson earned a Master's of Science in Economics also from Georgia Tech. Prince Johnson fulfilled his doctoral studies in Agricultural Economics at the University of Kentucky, where he received his Doctor of Philosophy. He also holds a Licentiate and Doctorate of Sacred Theology from Pontifical Georgia College, his patriarchate's primary seminary. While an economic professor, Prince Rutherford Johnson was actively collaborating with the business school to establish and market its educational offerings. Alongside his extensive efforts in researching new marketing protocols to expand the university’s outreach, Prince Rutherford Johnson aided in launching an advanced IT system. In addition to working to improve the university’s extension, Prince Rutherford Johnson provided religious services to the campus community. Apart from his many professional and religious duties, Prince Rutherford Johnson is a wholehearted philanthropist, devoting personal time and energy toward volunteering and supporting various local and national charitable organizations. Prince Rutherford Johnson generously supports the Preservation Society of Newport County, the National Debutante Cotillion, the Church, as well as various cultural organizations. Prince Rutherford Johnson also contributed to the Boy Scouts of America as an Adult Leader.

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Doctor of Sacred Theology

Pontifical Georgian College
Aug 2003Dec 2007

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

University of Kentucky
Jun 2001Aug 2003

Master of Science

Georgia Institute of Technology
Sep 1996Jun 2000

Bachelor of Science (with Honor)

Georgia Institute of Technology