Loch K. Johnson

Political scientist, Person


Who is Loch K. Johnson?

Dr. Loch K. Johnson is Regents Professor of Political Science at the University of Georgia. He is editor of the journal "Intelligence and National Security" and has written numerous books on American foreign policy. Dr. Johnson was special assistant to the chair of the Senate Select Committee House Subcommittee on Intelligence Oversight from 1975 to 1976. He also served as staff director of the House Subcommittee on Intelligence Oversight from 1977 to 1979. In 1995 and 1996, Dr. Johnson worked with the chair of the Aspin-Brown Commission on Intelligence.

Dr. Johnson earned his Ph.D. in political science from the University of California at Riverside in 1969. He has won the Josiah Meigs Prize, the highest teaching honor at the University of Georgia in addition to the Owens Award, its highest honor for research. The Southeastern Conference named him its inaugural Professor of the Year in 2012. The award recognizes a faculty member from one the conference's member institutions whose achievement in scholarship, research and service puts them in the elite of higher education. He was a visiting scholar at Yale University over fall semester 2005. Currently, he is back at UGA continuing his research on intelligence. He is married to Leena Johnson, and has one daughter living in New York.

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  • University of Georgia

on July 23, 2013


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