Dr. Susan W. Johnson


Susan W. Johnson is a Professor of Political Science and serves as the prelaw advisor for the department.  She received her Bachelor’s degree from Carson-Newman College, her MA from Appalachian State University, and her PhD from the University of South Carolina. Her research focuses on judicial behavior, with primary focus on courts in Canada and the United States. Dr. Johnson’s work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, including the Canadian Journal of Political Science, Journal of Women, Politics and Policy, Justice System Journal, and Comparative Political Studies.  She has recently published a book entitled, Law, Ideology, and Collegiality: Judicial Behavior in the Supreme Court of Canada.  Dr. Johnson teaches courses in public law, including Judicial Process, Constitutional Law, Civil Liberties, Comparative Law and Courts, and Women and Law.  As prelaw advisor, Dr. Johnson assists students with the law school application process and serves on the faculty Prelaw Advisory Committee.  Dr. Johnson is a North Carolina native who grew up near Boone, NC.   She, her husband Jason, and her two boys enjoy visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains she calls home every chance she gets.

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