Richard M. Johnson

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana, 1965

Fields of Interest:
American Politics, Democratic Theory & Practice, Politics of Higher Education

Selected Publications:
The Dynamics of Compliance: Supreme Court Decision-Making from a New Prospective, Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1967.

"Political Attitudes of Urban Blacks and Whites: Some Implications for Policy-Makers," (with Everett Cataldo and Lyman Kellstedt), inAmerican Politics: Research and Readings, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1969, pp. 47-59.

"Democratization, Political Culture and the Role of the University," in Totalitarianism and the Challenge of Democracy, A.W. Jablonski and W. Piasecki (eds.), Politologia V, (1992), pp. 73-79.

"The Political Dimensions on the Management of Academic Support Services," Ch. 2 in Information Technology and the University,Beverly Lynch and William Jones (Eds.), Jossey-Bass, 1995.

Current Research Areas:
Processes of establishing sustainable democracy in U.S. and in nations undergoing political change.

The role of civic education in establishing democratic processes.

"American Politics Learning System," an approach to introductory American politics, with Gerald Strom.

Selected Activities and Honors:
Doctor of Humane Letters, Lincoln University of Missouri, 1986

Administrative Roles at UIC:
Head (1969-72), Chair (1987-92), Department of Political Science
Associate Dean, Acting Dean, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences (1972-74)
Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs (1978-86)

Faculty Leadership Roles at UIC:
Secretary of Senate and Chair of Executive Committee (1992-93); Presiding Officer (1996-99)
Chair, Standing Campus Priorities Committee (1991-93)
University Senates Conference, Executive Committee (1995-99); Secretary (1996-97), Chair (1997-98).

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