Hiram College

Experienced campaign manager and campaign strategy researcher provides regular commentary about Ohio politics.

Jason Johnson, a faculty member in the political science and communication departments at Hiram College, is an expert on Ohio politics.

Johnson has been active in politics, making him a valuable commentator for many occasions. He has worked as a campaign manager and assistant slate director in house and senate races in Virginia, Maryland, and South Carolina. Johnson’s political expertise extends beyond the United States. He worked on the 2001 mayoral race in London, England, was an international election observer during Mexico’s turbulent presidential election in 2006, and was an honored guest of the Independent Electoral Commission in Johannesburg, South Africa during their parliamentary elections in 2007. His research focuses on campaign strategy and communications and the differences between how political science theory suggests that political campaigns should be run, and how consultants actually run campaigns.

Johnson is a regular political commentator for radio, television, and newspaper outlets. He has appeared on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition,” the Jesse Lee Peterson Show, and the “Sound of Ideas” program on a Cleveland NPR affiliate. Johnson has appeared on the O’Reilly Factor, frequently appears on both ABC and CBS affiliates in Youngstown, Ohio, and has appeared in the online edition of Essence magazine, the North Carolina Political Review, the Cincinnati Enquirer, the Akron Beacon Journal, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Johnson is a graduate of the University of Virginia and a doctoral candidate in political science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has extensive media and speaking experience on topics ranging from pop culture to electoral politics. More information and contact information is available online at www.hiram.edu/jasonjohnson.