Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Wendell Johnson

Lecturer of Sociology

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
Social Sciences Building (SO 402), Room 4059
Phone: 470-578-6739


Dr. Johnson earned his PhD and Master’s degree in Sociology from Northwestern University and specializes in public health and drug use research. He is interested in the sociology of health. His past and present research includes health disparities and community-based health interventions. He has published articles on older substance users, HIV/AIDS and substance use, and homeless substance abusers. He has authored or co-authored articles published in The American Journal of Public Health, Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, Journal of Ethnicity and Substance Abuse, and Justice Quarterly.

Dr. Johnson lives in Georgia with a wife, son, and three dogs. He seems to enjoy thinking about hobbies, rather than engaging in them. He has fishing rods that are used once about every three years, a bicycle that is rarely used and hiking boots that has never been on a trail. He does really enjoy reading novels regularly.