John W. Johnson

Department of History
Faculty - Professor of History

Degrees

Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 1974

Research Interests

Dr. Johnson has published six books and numerous shorter pieces on topics in twentieth century American legal/constitutional history. He has also edited a two-volume encyclopedia on leading American court cases. His most recent book, a study of affirmative action in America, was published in 2009. He is a recipient of the Iowa Regents Award for Faculty Excellence. A former UNI History Department Head, John is a serious golfer, cross-country skier and long-time fan of UNI women’s volleyball.

Teaching Interests

Professor Johnson has taught a variety of courses on U.S. History and interdisciplinary topics in the social sciences during his more than 40-year academic career. In recent years he has offered U.S. History Since 1960, U.S. Constitutional History, and a Liberal Arts Core course on critical thinking titled “Analysis of Contemporary Social Issues.”

Office

Seerley 209

Phone

319-273-7077

Fax

319-273-5685

Email

john.johnson@uni.edu