|Dr. Brian E. Johnson is Assistant Professor of Geography specializing in urban geography, urban planning, and population geography. His research focuses on land use controls, urban revitalization, and exurban development. Dr. Johnson’s current projects include investigations of residential development density inventories in North American cities, drivers of in-migration to revitalized city centers, and mis/alignments of exurban land use controls with local preferences. His publications have appeared in journals such as Urban Geography, GeoJournal, Journal of Transport Geography, Spaces & Flows, The Geographical Bulletin, and Qualitative Research.
His teaching interests include Urban Geography, Population Geography, Economic Geography, and introductory geography courses. A former K-12 teacher, Dr. Johnson has won teaching awards from the Indiana University Department of Geography as well as from the Indiana University School of Education.
Dr. Johnson serves a national chairman of the Association of American Geographers Stand Alone Geographers affinity group. He also a City of Birmingham Planning Commissioner, Vice Chairman of the Birmingham Zoning Advisory Committee, and a Reader for the Advanced Placement Human Geography Exam.
Students are actively being sought to work as geography research assistants on Dr. Johnson's projects. Please contact him directly for details on opportunities to learn by doing geographic research at AUM!