Kenneth M. Johnson

Kenneth M. Johnson
Senior Demographer

Kenneth M. Johnson is senior demographer at the Carsey Institute and professor of sociology at the University of New Hampshire. He is a nationally recognized expert on U.S. demographic trends. His research at the Carsey Institute examines national and regional population redistribution trends, rural and urban demographic change, the growing racial diversity of the U.S. population, and the relationship between demographic and environmental change.

Ken has authored a book and more than 150 articles, reports, and papers. His research has been published in academic journals, including Demography, Population and Development Review, Social Forces, Ecological Applications, the Wilson Quarterly, and Rural Sociology. His research has also been reported in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and USA Today, and he has appeared on ABC's World News Tonight, NBC's Nightly News, CNN, BBC, and National Public Radio. His research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, and U.S. Forest Service. Ken received his doctorate degree in sociology and demography from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and his undergraduate training at the University of Michigan.

In October 2013, Ken won the "Excellence in Research Award" at UNH (video)

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