College of Letters & Sciences
Upham Hall

Susan Johnson
Assistant Dean, Associate Professor

  • Office Location: Laurentide Hall 4114
  • Phone: (262) 472-4766
  • Email:
  • Department(s): College of Letters & Sciences, Political Science
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Present Position:

  • Assistant Dean for Student Success, College of Letters and Science
  • Associate Professor, Department of Political Science 
  • Director, Center for Political Science and Public Policy Research
  • Public Policy & Administration Program Coordinator


  • Northern Illinois University, Doctor of Philosophy Degree 1998
  • Northern Illinois University, Master of Arts Degree 1993
  • DePaul University, Bachelor of Arts Degree (Cum Laude) 1991

Research and Teaching Interests:

  • American Politics:  Political Parties and Elections; Institutions
  • Public Policy:  Formation, Implementation and Evaluation; State Budget and Municipal Service Delivery in Wisconsin
  • College Student Development:  Effects of Exposure to Diversity on Cultural Awareness and Civic Engagement; Implementation of High Impact Practices in Curriculum; Effectiveness of Online Courses