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Jennifer A. Johnson

Jennifer A. Johnson, Professor and Chair

Jennifer A. Johnson, Professor and Chair
Jennifer A. Johnson, Professor and Chair

Department of Sociology
225 Stanger Street
560 McBryde Hall (0137) 560A
Blacksburg, VA 24061  jajohnson@vt.edu | 540-231-8971

Jennifer A. Johnson is a professor and chair of the Department of Sociology.

  • Pornography/digital sexual media
  • Sexual and Relationship Health
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Gender/Sexuality
  • Family
  • PhD in Sociology, University of Virginia
  • MA in Sociology, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BA in Sociology, Radford University
  • 2006 Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Distinguished Civilian Service Award* for accomplishments related to Social Network Analysis methodologies and team leadership. *Highest award presented by the Joint Chiefs of Staff Social Network Analysis Methodology Development team.
  • 2002 Virginia Community College state-wide Technology in Education award for Introduction to Sociology on the Web course.

Journal Articles

Johnson, J.A., S. Hunnicutt, T.M. Cottom. (2021). “The ties that corporatize: A social network analysis of the career paths of university presidents.”  The Social Science Journal. DOI: 10.1080/03623319.2021.1956279

Ezzell, M. B., Johnson, J. A., Bridges, A. J., & Sun, C. F. (2020). I (Dis) Like it Like That: Gender, Pornography, and Liking Sex. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 46(5), 460-473. DOI:10.1080/0092623X.2020.1758860

Wright, P. J., Sun, C., Bridges, A., Johnson, J. A., & Ezzell, M. B. (2019). “Condom Use, Pornography Consumption, and Perceptions of Pornography as Sexual Information in a Sample of Adult US Males.” Journal of Health Communication, 1-7. 

Johnson, J.A., Ezzell, M. B., Bridges, A. J., Sun. (2019). “Pornography and heterosexual women’s intimate experiences with a partner.”  Journal of Women’s Health.  Published Online:18 Apr 2019 doi.org/10.1089/jwh.2018.7006

Cottom. T.M., Johnson, J.A., Stamm, T.M. & Honnold, J.A. (2018). A Vision Among Challenges: Lessons About Online Teaching From The First Online Master’s Degree in Digital Sociology. The Journal of Public and Professional Sociology, 10(1), Article 1. 

Wright, P. J., Bridges, A. J., Sun, C., Ezzell, M. B., & Johnson, J. A. (2017). Personal Pornography Viewing and Sexual Satisfaction: A Quadratic Analysis. Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 1-8.

Bridges, A. J., Sun, C. F., Ezzell, M. B., & Johnson, J. (2016). Sexual Scripts and the Sexual Behavior of Men and Women Who Use Pornography. Sexualization, Media, & Society, 2(4), doi.org/10.1177/2374623816668275.

Sun, C., Bridges, A., Johnson, J. A., & Ezzell, M. B. (2014). Pornography and the male sexual script: An analysis of consumption and sexual relations. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45(4), 983-994. DOI: 10.1007/s10508-014-0391-2

Book Chapters

Johnson. J.A. (2021) Digital Pornography and Everyday Life.  The Oxford Handbook of Sociology and Digital Media. Edited by D. Rohlinger and S. Sobieraj. 

Johnson. J.A. & A. J. Bridges (2018).  A Sociological/Psychological Model for Understanding Pornography and Adolescent Sexual Behavior. Cambridge Handbook of Sexual Development: Childhood and Adolescence

2018 NSF ADVANCE-IT Grant ($3m): Overcoming Immunity to Change (Leadership Committee; Co-leader of the Social Science Research Project)

2021

  • Taking on Porn: Developing a Public Health Response
  • Culture Reframed
  • Algorithms and Online Pornography: How the industry curates adolescent sexual development
  • Connecting to Protect--A Virtual Summit
  • Stronger Together--Protecting children from online pornography by developing a public health response.  Organized by University of Calgary Department of Social Work. 
  • Algorithms and Online Pornography: How the industry curates adolescent sexual development