Associate Professor & Chair
2222 Watlkins Hall
Martin Johnson (Associate Professor) received his Ph.D. from Rice University in 2002. His research investigates linkages between citizens and government officials in the U.S., including the policy relevance of individual and collective opinion, how social environments and other sources of information shape public opinion, and the mechanisms that generate news content, among other things. Professor Johnson's research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (SES-0752546), the John Randolph and Dora Haynes Foundation, and the Center for Ideas and Society at UCR. His research has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, British Journal of Political Science, Electoral Studies, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Political Analysis, Political Research Quarterly, Political Psychology, Social Science Quarterly, and State Politics and Policy Quarterly. He teaches courses on American political behavior, public opinion, media politics, and research methods.