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Dr. Amy Janan Johnson

Amy Johnson

Position: Professor
Education: Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1999


Office: Burton Hall Room 226
Office Hours:   F 10:00-12:00

Spring Courses 2020

  • COMM 5353 Conflict Management

Academic Interests

Dr. Johnson is a Professor in the Department of Communication. She has also served as Graduate Liaison for the department. Her area is interpersonal communication.

Her research interests include long-distance relationships and computer-mediated communication, friendships, stepfamilies, and interpersonal argument. She has published in such venues as Communication Monographs, Journal of Communication, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and Personal Relationships.

Representative Publications

Bostwick, E. N., & Johnson, A. J. (in press). Family secrets: The influences of family communication patterns and parent-child conflict styles in the likelihood of telling a secret. Communication Reports.

Johnson, A. J., & Cionea, I. A. (forthcoming 2018). A new measure for argument topic interdependence in serial arguments. In R. Lake (Ed.), Recovering argument.
Johnson, A. J., Bostwick, E. N., & Bassick, M. (2017). Long-distance versus geographically close romantic relationships: The effects of social media on the development and maintenance of these relationships. In N. Punyanunt-Carter & J. S. Wrench (Eds.), Swipe right for love: The impact of social media in modern romantic relationships. Lexington Books.
Johnson, A. J. (2017). Reliability of measurement. The SAGE encyclopedia of communication research methods (pp. 1425-1429). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Johnson, A. J. (2017). Reliability, Cronbach’s Alpha. The SAGE encyclopedia of communication research methods (pp. 1415-1417). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.
Roper, R., Johnson, A. J., & Bostwick, E. N. (2017).  A target’s perspective: Verbal aggressiveness, coping strategies, and relational harm. Communication Research Reports, 34, 21-28.
Johnson, A. J., & Cionea, I. (2016). Serial arguments in interpersonal relationships: Current knowledge and future directions. In J. A. Samp (Ed.), Communicating interpersonal conflict in close relationships: Contexts, challenges, and opportunities (pp. 111-127). New York: Routledge.
Johnson, A. J., Bostwick, E., & Anderson, C. (2016). How do computer-mediated channels negatively impact existing interpersonal relationships? In Eletra Gilchirst Petty and Shawn D. Long (Eds.), Contexts of the Dark Side of Communication (pp. 241-252). New York: Peter Lang.
Johnson, A. J. (2016). Communication in stepfamilies. In C. Berger and M. Roloff
(Eds.), International encyclopedia of interpersonal communication. Hoboken, N. J.: Wiley.

Cionea, I. A., Johnson, A. J., Bruscella, J. S., & Van Gilder, B. (2015). Taking conflict personally and the use of the demand/withdraw pattern in intraethnic serial arguments. Argumentation and Advocacy, Special Issue: 30 Years of Research, 52, 32-43.  

Dunbar, N. E., & Johnson, A. J. (2015). A test of dyadic power theory: Control attempts used in interpersonal conflict, Journal of Argumentation in Context, 4, 42-62.