Associate Professor Leslie Johnson, a social psychologist, teaches courses in the undergraduate psychology program.
She started at Johnson State in 2015, after having served as an assistant professor of psychology at Finlandia University in Michigan. Leslie was born in raised in Lansing, Mich., but she knows Vermont as well — she attended graduate school at the University of Vermont. She is happy to join JSC and return to live in Vermont with her husband and young daughter.
“I am passionate about working with students in the research context,” Leslie says. “I am always looking for students who are interested in getting hands-on experience conducting social psychological research.”
Her research includes the expression and experience of body weight based stigma (e.g., prejudice and discrimination toward “fat” people); targets of stigma and their experiences of prejudice and discrimination; the role of the self in interpersonal relationships, with a focus on the subjective self and I-sharing; and the history of women in social psychology.