Associate Professor

Dr. David Johnson

Dr. David Johnson

Associate Professor


David.Johnson@millersville.edu
Office: McComsey 230
Phone: 717.871.5893
Fax: 717.871-7941

Additional Information

Dr. David Johnson, a/k/a “Mudcat,” is an Associate Professor at Millersville University. A native of Kingsport, Tennessee and a Longhorn, he is a licensed social worker in Pennsylvania where he landed in 2009 after completing his doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Johnson teaches primarily in the policy sequences of the BSW program at Millersville University and in the macro practice and HBSE sequences of the joint Millersville-Shippensburg MSW program. He is a mediator certified to practice before the Texas courts and has developed electives in mediation at both the undergraduate and graduate level at Millersville. He is also responsible for developing the economics boot camp and the government boot camp for the MSW program, as well as developing the Social Welfare Policy and Economics class for the BSW program.

Dr. Johnson is the coauthor with Diana M. DiNitto of Essentials of Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy (Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2013) and the forthcoming Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy, 8th Edition (Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2016). He has also authored or co-authored a number of instructor resources for Pearson in the policy area over the past several years. He has presented at numerous national and regional conferences. He was previously affiliated with the Health Behavior Research and Training Institute at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to that, Dr. Johnson served as Executive Director of AIDS Services Coalition of Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He has served on numerous boards of directors in several states and currently serves on the Lancaster County Medical Foundation Board of Directors.

Dr. Johnson’s dissertation research involved a historical policy analysis comparing President Lyndon Johnson’s successful passage of Medicare and Medicaid to President Bill Clinton’s failure to pass national health care reform. Dr. Johnson has published primarily on topics in the health policy and addictions arenas. He is on the editorial board of the Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery where he has served as a guest editor for two issues of the journal and is the Book Review Editor. He is also a peer reviewer for that journal and for Contemporary Rural Social Work. Dr. Johnson is a member of the Council on Social Work Education, Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society, and the Texas Exes. Hook ‘em Horns!

Recent Scholarship, Publications and Presentations

Publications

Johnson, D.H. & DiNitto, D.M. (2013). Social Welfare States. Encyclopedia of Race
            and Racism (2nd Edition),
Volume 4, 77-80. Farmington Hills, MI: The Gale
            Group/Cengage Learning.

Johnson, D.H. (2013). Book Review of “Clinicians in Court: A Guide to Subpoenas,
            Depositions, Testifying, & Everything Else You Need to Know, Second
            Edition” by Allan E. Barsky, The Guilford Press, New York. The New Social
            Worker (20)
, 1, pp. 28-29.

Johnson, D. H. & Cicchetti, A. (2013). Review of “Narcotics Anonymous
            Chronology, Vol. 1, 1892-1976” by C.K. Budnick, H.B. Pickard, & W.L. White
            and “Narcotics Anonymous: Its History and Culture, Selected Papers of
            William L. White,
by White, W., Budnick, C., and Pickard, B.” Journal of
            Groups in Addiction & Recovery,8
(4), pp. 329-332.

Johnson, D.H. (2012). Book Review of “Social Work with HIV & AIDS: A Case-Based
            Guide” by Diana Rowan and contributors, Lyceum Books, Chicago, IL. The
            New Social Worker (19),
4, p. 29.

DiNitto, D.M. & Johnson, D.H. (2012). Essentials of Social Welfare: Politics and
            Public Policy (1st Edition).
Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.

Balliro, M. & Johnson, D.H. (2012). Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank for DiNitto
            and Johnson: Essentials of Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy.
Boston:
            Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.

Johnson, D.H. (2011). Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank for DiNitto: Social
            Welfare: Politics and Public Policy, 7th ed.
Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.

Johnson, D.H. (2011). PowerPoints for DiNitto: Social Welfare: Politics and Public
            Policy, 7th ed.
 Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.

DiNitto, D.M. & Johnson, D.H. (2011). Politics and the History of Social Welfare
            Policy. In DiNitto, D.M.  Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy (7th
                 
Edition)
. Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.

Johnson, D.H. & DiNitto, D.M. (2011). Financing Healthcare: Can All Americans be
            Insured?. In DiNitto, D.M. Social Welfare: Politics and Public Policy (7th
            Edition)
. Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.

Cicchetti, A. & Johnson, D.H. (2011). Review of “Selected Papers of William L.
            White” Website. Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery, 6(1-2), pp. 197-
            200.

Johnson, D.H. (2010). Book Review of “Understanding Addiction as Self-
            Medication: Finding Hope Behind the Pain” by Edward J. Khantzian & Mark
            J. Albanese. Journal of Groups in Addiction and Recovery (5), pp. 1-4.

Velasquez, M.M., von Sternberg, K., Johnson, D.H., Green, C., Carbonari, J.P., &
            Parsons, J.T. (2009). Reducing sexual risk behaviors and alcohol use among
            HIV-positive men who have sex with men: A randomized clinical trial.
            Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 77(4), pp. 657-667.

Johnson, D.H. (2008). Book Review of Laurence J. Kotlikoff’s The Healthcare Fix:     Universal Insurance for All Americans. Michigan Journal of Public Affairs (5),
           
pp. 1-6.

Presentations

Kindle, P.A. & Johnson, D.H. (2013). Teaching critical thinking in policy class. 59th
            Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting: Global Social
            Work: The World is Here.
Dallas, TX, October 31- November 3, 2013.

Johnson, D.H. (2012). EPAS Competency 2.1.8: Incorporating Policy Practice in
            Field Instruction. 29th Annual Meeting of the Association of Baccalaureate
            Social Work Program Directors: Sustaining Quality BSW Education in
            Difficult Times
, Portland, OR, March 14-18, 2012.

Girvin, H., Rice, K., & Johnson, D.H. (2011). Writing across the social work
            curriculum: Facing challenges, assessing need, planning strategies. 57th
            Council on Social Work Education Annual Program Meeting: Increasing
            Access: Confronting Disparity and Inequality
. Atlanta, GA, October 27-30,
            2011