Dr. Charles A. Johnson is a Professor of Political Science at Texas A&M University. He is a specialist in American government and the judicial process He has authored, co-authored/co-edited four books and numerous journal articles, book chapters, and conference papers. His books include: Judicial Policies: Implementation and Impact (1st and 2nd editions, 1984 and 1998), American Courts: A Critical Assessment (1991), and Independent Counsel: The Law and the Investigations (2001).
Dr Johnson served as Chair of the Law, Courts, and Judicial Process Section of the American Political Science Association and on the executive committees of the Southern and Southwestern Political Science Associations. He received an International Education Administrators Fulbright award to Japan in 2006, and was named a Fulbright Senior Specialist in 2007 and a Fulbright Ambassador in 2010.
Dr Johnson served in administrative roles at Texas A&M University as Senior Associate Vice President for Research (2009–2013), Dean of Liberal Arts (2001–2009), and Department Head of Political Science (1992–2001). Dr Johnson earned a BS in Mathematics at Towson State College, an MA in government from the University of Maryland, and a PhD in political science from the University of Kentucky.