Ph.D., University of California-Irvine 1981
Office: Mamie Jenkins 114
Google Scholar Citation Profile: http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=jH2otREAAAAJ&hl=en
Areas of Interest: Environment, Social Networks, Work, Quantitative Methods
Selected Publications and Papers
(Co-authored) Johnson, J.C., Whiting, Alex, Griffith, D, Jewett, S, Clough, L, Ambrose, W. An Iñupiaq Ecological Gudie to Kotzebue Sound, Alaska. Alaska Sea Grant: Anchorage (2011)
"Beliefs about and responses to childhood ear infections: A study of parents in Eastern North Carolina." Social Science & Medicine. 2002. 54:1153-1165. (with Curry, Mathews, Daniel & Mansfield).
Handbook of Interview Research: Context & Method. Sage Publications. 2002. Page(s) 981. (with Weller).
"Network Role Analysis in the Study of Food Webs: An Application of Regular Role Coloration." Journal of Social Structure. 2001. 2(3):1-22.(with Borgatti, Luczkovich & Everett).
"Predictors of Behavior and Performance in Extreme Environments: The Antarctic Space Analogue Program". Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine.2000. 71(6):619-612. (with Palinkas, Gunderson, Holland, & Miller)
"Research Design and Research Strategies in Cultural Anthropology," in The Handbook of Method in Cultural Anthropology, edited by R. Bernard, Altimira Press, 1998.
"Communication Roles, Perceived Effectiveness, and Satisfaction in an Environmental Management Program," Journal of Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory, vol. 4, no. 3, 1998, pp. 223-39 (with D. Parks).
"Longitudinal Studies of Behavior and Performance during a Winter at the South Pole," Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, vol. 69, no. 1, 1998, pp. 73-77 (with L.A. Palinkas, J.S. Boster, and M. Houseal).
"The Development of Social Networks in Preschool Children," Early Education and Development, vol. 8, no. 4, 1997, pp. 389-406 (with M. Ironsmith, A.L. Whitcher, G.M. Poteat, and C.W. Snow).
Selecting Ethnographic Informants, Sage, 1990.
I am interested in the influence of technological and environmental factors on the organization of work, leisure, and cognition, particularly in groups in extreme and isolated environments. I have focused a major portion of my teaching and research program around the use of social network theories and methods for understanding social structure and organization. Recent substantive interests have focused on the relationship between cognition and social structure. The bulk of my research has focused on these concerns among the maritime peoples of the Pacific basin, especially the insular Central Pacific, the Caribbean, and coastal North America. Interdisciplinary in both training and orientation, I have had teaching experience in economics, anthropology, sociology, statistics, and Pacific studies. For more detail, see my homepage at http://personal.ecu.edu/johnsonje.