Faculty/Staff Profiles

Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Program Coordinator

Phone: 678-839-6330 | Fax:

Email:  ljohnson@westga.edu

Office: Pafford Social Science Building 230


Mike Johnson joined the University of West Georgia faculty in 2006. Professor Johnson has published articles on juvenile justice, victimization, corrections, and policing in journals such as Criminal Justice Policy Review, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, Southwest Journal of Criminal Justice, Victims & Offenders, and Youth and Society. He is also author of Professional Misconduct against Juveniles in Correctional Treatment Settings (Anderson) and editor of Experiencing Corrections: From Practitioner to Professor (Sage). Professor Johnson has teaching specializations in juvenile delinquency, victimology, corrections, social inequality and crime, and research methods.


  • A.A., Social Work, Scott Community College, 1993
  • B.A., Sociology and Psychology, St. Ambrose University, 1996
  • M.S., Sociology, Iowa State University, 1999
  • Ph.D., Sociology, Iowa State University, 2001

Selected Publications

  • Johnson, Lee M., Todd L. Mathews & Sarah Napper. 2016. “Sexual Orientation and Sexual Assault Victimization among U.S. College Students.” The Social Science Journal. Published online February 22, 2016.
  • Johnson, Lee M., Leah E. Daigle & Sarah Napper. 2015. “Precautionary Behavior and Violent Victimization: Do Safer Drinking Strategies Reduce Risk?” Victims & Offenders. Published online November 03, 2015.
  • Johnson, Lee M. 2014. Professional Misconduct against Juveniles in Correctional Treatment Settings. Waltham, MA: Anderson Publishing, Elsevier.
  • Johnson, Lee M., Susan M. Lebold & Paul Elam. 2014. “Use of Research Evidence by Juvenile Justice and Youth Service Professionals: A Research Note.” Criminal Justice Policy Review. Published online August 27, 2014.
  • Johnson, Lee M. (Ed.). 2012. Experiencing Corrections: From Practitioner to Professor. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Courses and Sections

  • Courses Taught
    • CRIM-2245 (Juvenile Delinquency)    
    • CRIM-3241 (Corrections)    
    • CRIM-3333 (Victimology)    
    • CRIM-4255 (Youth, Crime and Community)    
    • CRIM-4284 (Senior Capstone)    
    • CRIM-4286 (Crim Justice Intern:UWG Police)    
    • CRIM-6286 (Internship)    
  • Summer 2016 Sections
    • CRIM-4284 (Senior Capstone) Section: E01
    • CRIM-4286 (Internship) Section: 01
    • CRIM-6286 (Internship) Section: 01
  • Spring 2016 Sections
    • CRIM-3241 (Corrections) Section: E01
    • CRIM-3333 (Victimology) Section: 01
    • CRIM-4286 (Internship) Section: 01
    • CRIM-6286 (Internship) Section: 01
  • Fall 2015 Sections
    • CRIM-4255 (Youth, Crime and Community) Section: E01
    • CRIM-4286 (Internship) Section: 01D
    • CRIM-4286 (Internship) Section: 01
    • CRIM-4286 (Internship) Section: 03
    • CRIM-4286 (Crim Justice Intern:UWG Police) Section: 04
    • CRIM-6286 (Internship) Section: 01
  • Summer 2015 Sections
    • CRIM-2245 (Juvenile Delinquency) Section: E01
    • CRIM-3241 (Corrections) Section: E01
  • Spring 2015 Sections
    • CRIM-2245 (Juvenile Delinquency) Section: 01
    • CRIM-4284 (Senior Capstone) Section: E01