Faculty Profile

Gregg B. Johnson

Associate Professor, Chair of Department

College of Arts & Sciences, Rm. 321



Professor Johnson was born and raised in the Wolverine State and graduated from the Residential College at the University of Michigan.  He then taught bilingual 5th grade in Houston, TX as part of the Teach for America program.  After teaching in Houston, he began graduate studies in Comparative Politics at the University of Arizona where he completed his M.A. and his Ph.D. in Political Science.  He taught at the University at Buffalo, SUNY from 2003-2010 and joined the department at Valparaiso in the Fall of 2010.  His research examines how political institutions (the rules of the game) affect elite and mass behaviors in Latin America and the United States and his work has appeared in the American Journal of Political Science, Latin American Politics and Society, American Politics Research, the Journal of Legislative Studies, and the Journal of Politics in Latin America.  He teaches courses in Comparative Politics, Political Economy, and Research Methods.


Ph.D. - University of Arizona 
M.A. - University of Arizona 
B.A. - University of Michigan