Katherine M. Johnson

Katherine JohnsonKatherine M. Johnson, Associate Professor
Department of Geography
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Candelaria Hall 2241
Campus Box 115
Greeley, Colorado 80639
(970) 351-2160

Dr. Johnson has a Ph.D. in Geography from the University of California at Berkeley and a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from Tufts University.  Before going to Berkeley she worked as a transportation policy advisor for the Mayor of New York City.  She also spent several years as a financial analyst for General Electric Capital Corporation.   She is currently writing a book on the origins and development of the American highway system. 

Recent publications:
Johnson, K.M. (2009). “Captain Blake versus the Highwaymen: Or, How San Francisco won the Freeway Revolt.” Journal of Planning History 8 (1) pp. 47-74.

Johnson, K.M. and C.G. Schmidt  (2009).  “Room to Grow: Urban Ambitions and the Limits to Growth in Weld County, Colorado.” Urban Affairs Review, 44 (4). 

Johnson, K.M. (2008).  ‘‘The Glorified Municipality: State formation and the urban process in North America.”  Political Geography, 27 (4)  pp. 400-417

Johnson, K.M. (2006).  “Sovereigns and subjects: a geopolitical history of metropolitan reform in the USA.”  Environment and Planning A, 38 (1) pp. 149-168.


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