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Dr. Christopher Johnson


Dr. Johnson

Christopher J. Johnson, Ph.D.

Clinical Professor of Sociology 

Office: UAC 444 

Phone: (512) 245-5693

E-Mail: cjj38@txstate.edu 

Dr. Christopher J. Johnson received his Ph.D. in Sociology with a major in Aging and Family and minor in Social Psychology from Iowa State University, Sociology with major in Aging and Family. He earned his M.A. from University of Northern Iowa in Sociology with major in Aging. He earned his B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Denver.

Dr. Johnson retired as Director of Gerontology and Professor of Gerontology and Sociology at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. There he developed an award winning online M.A. in Gerontology Program and Directed an Institute of Gerontology (NIA grant funded).  He taught in the Dementia Studies graduate program at the University of Stirling, Scotland and worked for the Dementia Services Centre there. Dr. Johnson’s exemplary teaching and research skills were recognized by being awarded a Distinguished Fellow in Gerontology by the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

In the area of teaching, Dr. Johnson came to Texas State to initiate and be a major contributor to the new online M.S. in Dementia and Aging Studies (link to a program description). His online Masters in Gerontology at his former university was awarded as a top academic program in the state. He was recognized among the top five teachers at his former University (The University of Louisiana at Monroe or ULM). Now at Texas State, Dr. Johnson teaches Introduction to Dementia Studies, Caregiving and Dementia, The Social Psychology of Dementia, End of Life and Clinical Sociology: Counseling Elderly.

In research, besides procuring over 3 million dollars in grant and private funding, his interests are in dementia and marriage, design for dementia, suicide, thanatology and religiosity and aging. At his previous university, he was twice awarded “Researcher of the Year” in the School of Arts and Sciences.  He has conducted a state-wide needs assessment of elderly in Iowa but specializes in oral histories. He was awarded an, Endowed Professorship in Gerontology based upon his outstanding teaching and research skills.  

Peer-Reviewed Articles

FUNDED EXTERNAL TEACHING GRANTS

Sutton, J., Johnson, C. et al. 2009. Garrett Lee Smith Foundation, Campus Suicide Prevention Grant for $1,000,000 (one million dollars).

Bulot, J., Johnson, C. et al. 2006. A Comprehensive Gerontology Faculty Development and Program Accreditation Grant, sponsored by the Louisiana Board Regents $48,000.

Johnson, C.  2006. Advertisement for the ULM, M.A. online program in Gerontology from the Saul Mintz Foundation $5,000.

Johnson, C. 2004. Student scholarships for the ULM, M.A. in Gerontology student trip to the Iris Murdoch Dementia Services Development Centre in Scotland from the Saul Mintz Foundation $5,000.

Welch, D., Bulot, J. and Johnson, C.  2003. Students and Seniors Together: Service-Learning and Gerontology through the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education $8,000.

Johnson, C. 1993. Solicited funds from the Joseph E. Biedenharn Foundation, $600,000 (60%) and received matching funds of $400,000 from the State of Louisiana (60/40 Grant Matching Fund) to establish the Joseph E. Biedenharn Endowed Chair in Gerontology $1,000,000.

 

SUBMITTED, BUT NOT FUNDED, EXTERNAL TEACHING GRANTS

Bulot, J., Johnson, C. and Hatchett, B. 2005. Down’s Syndrome and Alzheimer’s Patients in Louisiana. (Future higher funding possible) The Louisiana Office of Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, accepted but unfunded due to Hurricane Katrina.

 

FUNDED INTERNAL TEACHING GRANTS

Chee, K. and Johnson, C. 2014.  University Lecturers Series for a lecture and a seminar, “A Strength-Based Approach to Dementia,” by Dr. Allen Power, Texas State University. $4,000 

Johnson, C. (Spring, 2014). Texas State University, Round Rock Campus for the Faculty Speaker Series. Awarded $500.

Johnson, C. and Smith, D. 2000. Equipment for Ethnic Elderly Oral History Collection, the University of Louisiana Faculty Grants Program $3,400.

Kerby, D. and Johnson, C. 1995-1996. Personalities as a Predictor of Retirement and Leisure Activities, Department of Psychology, ULM Faculty Grants Program $3,995.

 

ELECTRONIC BOOKS

Hayslip, Bert and Christopher J. Johnson. 2008. Death and Dying: A Brief Bibliography. DC: AGHE Press.

Johnson, Christopher. 2004. Counseling and the Elderly, A Brief Bibliography. DC: AGHE Press.

Kramer, Nanette A. and Christopher J. Johnson. 2001. Counseling and the Elderly, A Brief Bibliography. DC: AGHE Press.

Hayslip, Bert and J Christopher J. Johnson. 2000. Death and Dying: A Brief Bibliography. DC: AGHE Press.

 

EDITED BOOKS

Johnson, Christopher and McGee, Marsha. 2009. How different religions view death and    afterlife. Second edition. Philadelphia: Charles Press (3rd Ed. Forthcoming Spring, 2015).

Hale, Harry. Jr., McGee, Marsha, Dotter, Danny, Forwood, Frank, Johnson, Christopher and Welch, G. Dale. 1990. Practical Sociology: Applications for the 90's. New York: Harper and Row.

Johnson, Christopher and McGee, Marsha. 1986. Encounters with Eternity. New York: Philosophical Library Press.

 

CHAPTERS IN BOOKS

 

Johnson, Christopher. 2012. “The Design of Long Term Care Environments.” Pp. 145-166 in Dimensions of Long Term Care Management: an introduction, edited by M.H. McSweeney and R. Oetjen, R. DC: Health Administration Press.

Johnson, Christopher and Roxanna H. Johnson. 2012. “Innovative Dementia Training in the  Deep South in the United States.” Pp 224 - 239 in Key Issues in Evolving Dementia Care: International Theory-based Policy and Practice, edited by A. Innes, F. Kelly and L. McCabe. London and Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Johnson, Christopher. 2009.Funeral and Funeralization in Major Religious Traditions.” Pp. 499-503 in Encyclopedia of Death & the Human Experience, edited by C.D. Bryant and D.L. Peck. NY: Sage.

Johnson, Christopher and Holly Wilson. 2009. "Eschatology in Major Religious Traditions." Pp. 420-426 in Encyclopedia of Death & the Human Experience, edited by C.D. Bryant and D.L. Peck. NY: Sage.

Johnson, Christopher J. and Roxanna H. Johnson. 2003/2004. “Alzheimer’s Disease as a ‘Trip back in Time.’” Pp. 111-117 in Annual Editions: Aging 03/04, edited by H. Cox. Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.

Deaton, Gail, Winn, Peter, Johnson, Roxanna and Christopher J. Johnson. 2002/2003. “The Eden Alternative: An Evolving Paradigm for Long Term Care.” Pp. 195-197 in Annual Editions: Aging 02/03, edited by H. Cox. Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.

Deaton, Gail, Winn, Peter, Johnson, Roxanna and Christopher J. Johnson. 2000/2001. “The Eden Alternative: An Evolving Paradigm for Long Term Care.” Pp. 195-197 in Annual Editions: Aging 00/01, edited by H. Cox. Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.

Dickerson, Ben E. and Christopher J. Johnson. 1999. “Seeking Private Sources of Funding.” Pp. 13 in What Works? A Guide to Successful Gerontology Programs, compiled by Sabrina A. Talley. DC: AGHE.

Johnson, Christopher. 1998/1999. “A Proposal for Minimum Standards for Low Stimulus Alzheimer’s Wings in Nursing Facilities.” Pp. 184-186 in Annual Editions: Aging 98/99, edited by H. Cox. Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.

Johnson, Christopher. 1994. “Sociological Intervention through Developing a Low Stimulus Alzheimer’s Wing in Nursing Homes.” Pp. 208-216 in Annual Editions: Aging, edited by H. Cox. Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin.

Johnson, Christopher. 1990. “The Sociology of Alzheimer’s Wings in Nursing Homes.” Pp. 303-321 in Clinical Sociological Perspectives on Illness and Loss, edited by J. Fritz and E. Clark. Philadelphia: Charles Press.

Johnson, Christopher. 1986. “Outline of Introduction to Sociology Course.” Clinical Sociology Resource Book, edited by J. Fritz and E. Clark. DC: American Sociological Association.

 

REFEREED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Alibili, Madala, and Christopher J. Johnson. 2009. “Environmental Concern: A Cross National Analysis.” Journal of International and Cross Cultural Studies 3(1).

Johnson, Christopher, Johnson, Roxanna H. and Jay Bulot. 2008. “Outcome Assessment of Mentorship Program.” Educational Gerontology 34(7).

Bulot, Jay and Christopher J. Johnson. 2006. “The Hard Sell: Rewards and Costs to Faculty Involvement in Service-Learning.” Educational Gerontology 32(8).

O’Quinn Joanne, Bulot, Jay and Christopher J. Johnson. 2005. “Sustaining Intergenerational Service-Learning in Gerontology Education.” Educational Gerontology 31(1):41

Johnson, Christopher and Marsha McGee. 2000. “Current Approaches to End of Life Issues.” The Gerontologist 40(5):633-637.

Chen, Zhijian, Renold, Carl and Christopher J. Johnson. 2000. “Kinship Relations of Chinese Elderly in America: A Site Survey Report.” The Southwest Journal on Aging 15(2):37-46.

Johnson, Christopher and Roxanna H. Johnson. 2000. “Alzheimer’s disease as a ‘Trip back in Time.’” American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 15(2):87-93.

Deaton, Gail, Winn, Peter, Johnson, Roxanna and Christopher J. Johnson. 1998. “The Eden Alternative: An Evolving Paradigm for Long Term Care.” The Southwest Journal on Aging 14(2):133-136.

Rosowsky, Earlene, Dougherty, Lynda, Johnson, Christopher and Ben Gurian. 1997. “Personality as an Indicator of Goodness of Fit between the Elderly Individual and the Health Service System.” Clinical Gerontology 17(3):41-53.

Johnson, Christopher. 1992. “A Proposal for Minimum Standards for Low Stimulus Alzheimer’s Wings In Nursing Facilities.” Illness, Crises & Loss 2(2):7-12.

Johnson, Christopher. 1989. “Sociological Intervention through Developing a Low Stimulus Alzheimer’s Wing in Nursing Homes.” American Journal of Alzheimer’s Care 4 (2):33-41.