Dr. Tim Johnson | Psychology & Sociology Department | Judson University Christian College

Tim Johnson

Tim Johnson Profile

Contact Information

Name:Tim Johnson
Title:Associate Professor of Sociology
Year Started:2005
Phone Number:847-628-1125
Office Location:Lindner Tower 319

Education

Ph.D. Purdue University
M.A. University of South Dakota
B.A. Central College (Pella, IA)

Biography

For over 25 years, Tim Johnson has enjoyed sharing the insightful nature of Sociology in his classes. He realized how valuable Sociology was while working as a youth director trying to fully understand the teen experience. Many questions were answered while hearing Sociologist and Christian scholar Tony Campolo speak at various youth gatherings. After teaching for many years, he joined the Christian university environment and found an even greater satisfaction by helping students integrate the study of social life with a Christian worldview. His students also experience the benefits of the Interactive classroom for their greater understanding. Social justice and the civil society have become important facets of his courses whether in courses on Cultural Diversity, Social Problems, or Principles and Practices of Social Justice. Tim’s research interests parallel his concerns by looking at the active elderly volunteers that impact their communities. They are inspiring people who give of themselves to meet the needs of others as part of their calling in life. Tim and his wife, Jennifer, along with their two middle school children, are busy with several sports and fitness programs. Tim is an avid tennis player who enjoys many other sports and musical activities. Go Chiefs!

Expertise / Involvements

Social Problems and Civil Society, Racial Reconciliation, Gerontology, Service Learning.

Current Projects

 Volunteerism among the elderly, and their impact on the community.

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