Timothy R. Johnson - Department of Political Science


1414 Social Sciences
267 19th Ave S.
MPLS, MN 55455



Office Hours:
By Appointment
Timothy R. Johnson is Morse Alumni Distinguished Teaching Professor of Political Science. He received his Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis in 1998. Johnson's research and teaching interests include American Politics, judicial politics, Supreme Court decision-making, Supreme Court oral arguments, executive/judiciary relations, and the evolution of the norm of respecting precedent. He has published articles in the American Political Science Review, American Politics Research, Congress and the Presidency, the Journal of Politics, Law and Society Review, Loyola University Law Review, Political Analysis, Political Research Quarterly, University of Illinois Law Review, University of Minnesota Law Review, Washington University Law Review, and Washington University Journal of Law and Policy. He is also the co-author of Oral Arguments and Coalition Formation on the U.S. Supreme Court: A Deliberate Dialogue (University Michigan Press, 2012, with Ryan C. Black and Justin Wedeking), co-editor of A Good Quarrel (University of Michigan Press, 2009, with Jerry Goldman), the author of Oral Arguments and Decision Making on the U.S. Supreme Court (SUNY Press, 2004) and the co-author of Religious Institutions and Minor Parties in the United States (Praeger Press 1999, with Chris Gilbert, David A.M. Peterson, and Paul Djupe).