Dr. Joel A. Johnson

Dr. Joel A. Johnson

Dr. Joel A. Johnson
Associate Professor

605.274.5319
joel.johnson@augie.edu
Curriculum vitae

Dr. Joel Johnson received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, where he also served as a lecturer on government. He teaches courses in Political Philosophy, Politics and Literature, and Asian Politics. The primary focus of his research is eighteenth- and nineteenth-century American political thought. He is the author of Beyond Practical Virtue: A Defense of Liberal Democracy through Literature (University of Missouri Press, 2007); A Connecticut Yankee in Saddam’s Court: Mark Twain on Benevolent Imperialism (Perspectives on Politics, March 2007); and Disposed to Seek Their True Interests: Representation and Responsibility in Anti-Federalist Thought (The Review of Politics, Fall 2004). Dr. Johnson serves as advisor to the department’s honors program and to the Committee of Undergraduate Political Scientists (C.O.U.P.S.).

Education

  • Ph.D. (Political Science) — Harvard University (2002)
  • M.A. (Political Science) — Harvard University (1998)
  • B.A. (Political Science & Honors History) — Gustavus Adolphus College (1996)

Appointments

  • Associate Professor, Department of Government and International Affairs, Augustana College (2009 - )
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar, Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Germany (2010 - 2011)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Government and International Affairs, Augustana College (2003 - 2009)
  • Lecturer on Government, Harvard University (2002 - 2003)

Recent Publications

Grants and Awards

  • Fulbright Senior Scholar Award (2010 - 2011).
  • Augustana Research and Artists Fund (ARAF) Grant (2009).
  • Augustana Research and Artists Fund (ARAF) Grant (2006).
  • Travel Grant, International Studies Committee, Augustana College (2006).
  • Bush Foundation Faculty Development Grant (2005).
  • Augustana Research and Artists Fund (ARAF) Grant (2005).
  • National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Stipend (2004).
  • Core Fellowship, Harvard University (2002 - 2003).
  • Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University (on five occasions, 1998 - 2002).
  • Teaching Fellowship, Harvard University (1998 - 2002).
  • Program on Constitutional Government Grant, Harvard University (1997).
  • Fellowship, Harvard University (1996 - 1998).