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Johnson, Thomas J.

Thomas J. Johnson (B.S., California Polytechnic State University, M.S., Iowa State University, Ph.D., University of Washington) comes to the Texas Tech College of Mass Communications from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale where he was a full professor in the School of Journalism and Director of Graduate Studies for the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts. He is the author or coauthor of two books, 10 book chapters, 30 refereed publications and 84 refereed papers. His fields of interest are public opinion and political communication research, particularly the role of the media in presidential elections. More recently, he has concentrated on how people use the Internet and what effect online media have on them. He has published The Rehabilitation of Richard Nixon: The Media's Effect on Collective Memory, Garland Publishing, and co-authored Engaging the Public: How Government and the Media Can Reinvigorate American Democracy, Rowman & Littlefield. His work has appeared in Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Political Communication, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Newspaper Research Journal, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Social Science Computer Review, Journal of Media Economics, Mass Comm Review, New Jersey Journal of Communication, Telematics and Informatics, Atlantic Journal of Communication, and Harvard International Journal of Press/Politics. Tom is married to JoAnna Johnson, an artist and adjunct professor in the College of Mass Communications. He has two daughters, Jennifer and Stacey, and a son, Andrew.


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