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JOHN.JOHNSON@asu.edu

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Bio

Professor, Justice and Social Inquiry, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

John M. Johnson has published eleven books and over 100 articles and chapters on topics such as existential and interactional theory, official corruption, domestic violence, religious crusades, qualitative methods, research ethics, justice theory, the death penalty, formal organizations, bureaucratic propaganda, drug laws, white collar crime, and prison reform. He usually does qualitative research, and his recent research interests have focused on human rights, the death penalty, orders of protection, stalking, and the nature of forgiveness. He loves teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. His most recent undergraduate courses have included Justice Theory, Homicide and Serial Killers, Research Methods, Domestic Violence, and The Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights.

At the graduate level, Johnson is a former winner of the Graduate Mentoring Award given by the ASU Graduate College, and his recent course offerings have included JUS 640 Theoretical Perspectives on Justice, JUS 650 Advanced Qualitative Methodology, and a special topics seminar on The Holocaust, Genocide and Human Rights. He is a life long community and political activist who has founded or co-founded seven non-profit agencies in the Phoenix area, has led the local chapter of Amnesty International for seven years, has served as the advisor for the local ACLU chapter, and has served as a leader of Arizona's campaign against the death penalty. He enjoys working with students in both research and community activities. In 2002 he was awarded the George Herbert Mead Award by the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, for his career scholarly contributions in the tradition of Mead and symbolic interaction.

Courses

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
JUS 374 Holocaust,Genocide&HumanRights
JUS 584 Internship
JUS 650 Adv Qualitative Data Analysis

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
JUS 191 First-Year Seminar
JUS 374 Holocaust,Genocide&HumanRights
JUS 691 Seminar

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
JUS 374 Holocaust,Genocide&HumanRights

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
JUS 200 Topics/Concepts/Issues/Justice
JUS 394 Special Topics
JUS 650 Adv Qualitative Data Analysis

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Gail Whiteman, Thaddeus Muller, and John M. Johnson. Strong Emotions at Work. Journal of Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management (2009).

  2. John M. Johnson. Lifelong Education and Democratic Culture. Sociological Investigations (2009).

  3. John M. Johnson and Andrey Melnikov. Existential Aspects of Trust. Sociology: Theory and Methods (2009).

  4. John M. Johnson and Andrey Melnikov. The Wisdom of Distrust: Reflections on Ukrainian Sociology and Society. Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 33, pp. 9-18. (2009).

  5. John M. Johnson. Existentialism. Encyclopedia of Qualitative Research. Sage Publications (2008).

  6. John M. Johnson. Serial Murder. Encyclopedia of Social Problems. Sage Publications (2008).

  7. John M. Johnson. My Short and Happy Life as a Decorated War Hero. Studies in Symboloc Interaction (2008).

  8. John M. Johnson. The Nature of Stalking. Collection of Scientific Works, Ukraine Academy of Science (2008).

  9. John M. Johnson and Andrew Melnikov. Existentialism and the Emergence, Growth, and Development of Existential Sociology. Ukraine Academcy of Science (2008).

  10. Book chapter: John M. Johnson. Horror Stories and the Construction of Child Abuse. Social Problems: Readings. W. W. Norton (2008).

  11. Rudolph Gerber and John M. Johnson. Top Ten Death Penalty Myths. Praeger (2007).

  12. John Johnson. My Short and Happy Life as a Decorated War Hero. Studies in Symbolic Interaction (2006).

  13. Book chapter: Ferraro, Kathleen (Author) ,Johnson, John M (Author) . How Women Experience Battering: The Process of Victimization. Crime Types. Wadsworth (2004).

  14. John Johnson, Yvonne Luna, Judy Stein. Victim Protection Orders and the Stake in Conformity Thesis. Journal of Family Violence (2003).

  15. Book chapter: Johnson, John M (Author) . The Stalking Process. Postmodern Existential Sociology. Blackwell (2002).

  16. Book chapter: Johnson, John M (Author) ,Altheide, David (Author) . Reflections on Professional Ethics. Walking the Tightrope: Good Intentions and Awkward Outcomes. University of Toronto Press (2002).

  17. Book chapter: Johnson, John M (Author) . In Depth Interviewing. Handbook of Interviewing Research. Sage Publications (2001).

  18. Johnson, John M. Victim Protection Orders. Encyclopedia of Women and Crime. Oryx Press (2000).

  19. Book chapter: Johnson, John M (Author) . Advanced Qualitative Methods. A.S.A. Qualitative Research Methods. American Sociological Association (2000).

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Presentations

  1. John M. Johnson and Andrey Melnikov Studying Economic Behavior in Context. Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. (Aug 2009).
  2. Roy F. Janisch and John M. Johnson Prison Letters from the 1862 Dakota Uprising. Soceity for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. (Aug 2009).
  3. John M. Johnson Science, Ideology, Policy and Everyday Life. Ukraine Academy of Science. (Nov 2008).
  4. John M. Johnson and Andrey Melnikov Existentialism and the Development of Existential Sociology. Ukraine Academy of Science. (Nov 2008).
  5. John M. Johnson Existential Philosophy and Existential Social Science. University of Eastern Ukraine Distinguished Speaker Series. (May 2008).
  6. John M. Johnson Witnessing a State Execution. Arizona Death Penalty Forum. (Mar 2008).
  7. Gail Whiteman, Thaddeus Muller and John M. Johnson Taming the Wild Emotions in Qualitative Research. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management. (Mar 2008).
  8. Andrey Melnikov and John M. Johnson Trust and Distrust in Existential Sociology. Annual Meeting of Ukraine Academy of Science. (Nov 2007).
  9. John M. Johnson and Andrey Melnikov Explaining the High Level of Distrust in Ukraine. Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. (Aug 2007).
  10. Johnson, John New Aspects of Social Control. Conference on New Directions in Social Control. (Aug 2006).
  11. Johnson, John, Rowlands, Timothy The Costs of the Death Penalty. Western Social Science Annual Meetings. (Apr 2006).
  12. Johnson, John Is it Sociology. SSSI Couch-Stone Symposium. (Feb 2006).
  13. Johnson, John Existentialism is Dead! Long Live Existentialism!. National Meetings of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. (Aug 2005).
  14. Johnson, John My Short and Happy Life as a Decorated War Hero. National Meetings of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. (Aug 2005).
  15. Johnson, John What's Wrong With Violence. Couch Stone Symposium of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. (Feb 2005).
  16. Altheide, David, Johnson, John Constructing Pat Tillman as a War Hero. Couch Stone Symposium of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. (Feb 2005).
  17. Johnson, John Symbolic Interaction and Critical Theory. Annual Meetings of Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. (Aug 2004).
  18. Johnson, John Critical Spirit: The Contributions of T. R. Young. Annual Meetings of Society for the Study of Social Problems. (Aug 2004).
  19. Johnson, John Retrospective Interpretation. Carl Couch-Gregory Stone Symposium of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. (Feb 2004).

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Service

  1. ASU Racquetball Club, Faculty Advisor (2009 - 2010)
  2. American Civil Liberties Union, Student Chapter, Faculty Advisor (2009 - 2010)
  3. S.J.I., Member, Personnel Committee (2009 - 2010)
  4. Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Membership Committee (2009 - 2010)
  5. Sun Devil Mock Trail, Faculty Advisor (2009 - 2010)
  6. Symbolic Interaction: Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Advisory Board Member (2008 - 2009)
  7. S.J.S.I., Member, Annual Performance Review Committee (2008 - 2009)
  8. S.J.S.I., Member, Personnel Committee (2008 - 2009)
  9. Middle Ground Prison Reform, Board Member (2008)
  10. ASU Racquetball Club, Faculty Advisor (2007 - 2008)
  11. American Civil Liberties Union, Student Chapter, Faculty Advisor (2007 - 2008)
  12. Students Take Action Now: Darfur (STAND), Faculty Advisor (2007 - 2008)
  13. Sun Devil Mock Trial, Faculty Advisor (2007 - 2008)
  14. Symbolic Interaction: Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Advisory Board Member (2007 - 2008)
  15. Amnesty International at ASU, Faculty Advisor (2007 - 2008)
  16. A.S.U. Refugee Resettlement Volunteers, Faculty Leader (2002 - 2007)
  17. A.S.U. American Civil Liberties Union, Faculty Leader (2000 - 2007)
  18. Amnesty International at A.S.U, Faculty Leader (1995 - 2007)
  19. ASU Racquetball Club, Faculty Advisor (2006 - 2007)
  20. American Civil Liberties Union, Student Chapter, Faculty Advisor (2006 - 2007)
  21. Amnesty International Student Chapter, Faculty Advisor (2006 - 2007)
  22. C.O.A.R. (Community Organization to Assist Refugees), Faculty Advisor (2006 - 2007)
  23. STAND (for Justice in Darfur), Faculty Advisor (2006 - 2007)
  24. S.J.S.I, Recruitment Committee Member (2006)
  25. Middle Ground Prison Reform, Board Member (2006)
  26. Symbolic Interaction, Advisory Board Member (2006)
  27. Justice & Inquiry Into Law (JAIL Student Group), Faculty Advisor (2005 - 2006)
  28. Students Against Walmart, FAculty Advisor (2005 - 2006)
  29. Student Mock Trial Chapter, Faculty Advisor (2004 - 2006)
  30. American Civil Liberties Union, Faculty Advisor (2003 - 2006)
  31. S.J.S.I, Member, Recruitment Committee (2005 - 2006)
  32. Symbolic Interaction: Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction, Review Editor (1995 - 2005)
  33. Citizens in Arizona Against the Death Penalty, Steering Committee Member (1992 - 2005)
  34. Middle Ground: Prison Reform, Balanced Law & Justice, Board Member (1990 - 2005)
  35. S.J.S.I, Member of Policy Work Group (2004 - 2005)
  36. S.J.S.I, Chair, Graduate Programs Committee (2004 - 2005)
  37. Refugee Resettlement Volunteers, Faculty Advisor (2002 - 2005)
  38. S.J.S.I, Chair, Recruitment Committee, Culture & Justice Position (2004 - 2005)
  39. S.J.S.I, Chair, Recruitment Committee, Economic Justice Position (2004 - 2005)
  40. S.J.S.I, Chair, Recruitment Committee, Law & Policy Position (2004 - 2005)

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