My research centers on the intersections of leadership, democratic engagement, and social justice. I am interested in how college students develop necessary capacities for democratic engagement (e.g., social perspective-taking, sociocultural issues discussions) with a particular emphasis on the role of collegiate experiences in building those capacities. I utilize both qualitative and advanced quantitative methods.
Johnson, M. R., & Peacock, J. (2020). Breaking the bubble: Recent graduates’ experiences of ideological diversity.
Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 13(1), 56-65. https://doi.org/10.1037/dhe0000114
Johnson, M. R., & Soria, K. (Eds.) (2020). Evidence-based practices to strengthen leadership development.
New Directions for Student Leadership, no. 168.
Johnson, M. R., Eickholt, J., & Hinton, Q. (2020). Exploring differences in students’ perceptions of traditional and economy active learning classrooms in an undergraduate computer science course.
Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, 31(3), 93-110.
Johnson, M. R., & Ferguson Jr., M. (2018). The role of political engagement in college students’ civic identity: Longitudinal results from recent graduates. Journal of College Student Development, 59, 511-527.
Soria, K. M., & Johnson, M. R. (2017). The role of high-impact educational practices in the development of college students’ pluralistic outcomes, College Student Affairs Journal, 35(2), 100-116.
Johnson, M. R., Dugan, J. R., & Soria, K. M. (2017). Try to see it my way: What influences social perspective-taking among college students? Journal of College Student Development, 58, 1035-1054.