Katherine M. Johnson

Katherine Johnson Department of Geography & GIS
College of Humanities and Social Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 115
Greeley, Colorado 80639

Office: Candelaria Hall 2241
Phone: (970) 351-2160
Fax: (970) 351-2890
Email: Katherine.Johnson@unco.edu

Office Hours:  MW 11 am – 2 pm or by appointment

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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