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Aaron Johnson

Visiting Assistant Professor

Aaron Johnson

Bio

Aaron Johnson earned his PhD in sociology at the University of Colorado Boulder where he specialized in qualitative/interpretive and environmental sociology. He also has a Master's degree in Education from CU Boulder and a Bachelor's degree from Messiah College (Mechanicsburg, PA) in Sport and Exercise Science. Professor Johnson merges these diverse interests in his teaching and research. Professor Johnson's teaching interests are primarily pedagogical and include critical and constructivist approaches; scientific and statistical literacy; “thinking like a sociologist” (teaching of and through sociology); service, experiential, and community-based learning; as well as Universal Design for Learning. His research interests involve the fields of social psychology, mobilities, crime and deviance, the environment, and education. And his substantive expertise includes topics such as bicycling and being a bicyclist, roadway crime and deviance, environmentally-oriented crime (aka “green criminology”), the process of adjunctification, as well as the effectiveness of teaching pedagogies, particularly as they pertain to historically underserved student groups. Currently he working on a project to better integrate the social psychological and interactional aspects of everyday embodied mobility in efforts to encourage more people to ride bicycles more frequently and more safely.
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