Assistant Professor of Law
Affiliate Faculty, College of Information Sciences and Technology
Affiliate Faculty, Department of Political Science, College of the Liberal Arts
Ph.D., Princeton University
J.D., Yale Law School
M.A., Boston University
B.A., Baylor University
Professor Ben Johnson is an assistant professor of law at Penn State Law and holds affiliate faculty positions with the College of Information Sciences and Technology and the Department of Political Science in the College of the Liberal Arts.
His research, which has been accepted for publication in journals including the Connecticut Law Review and the University of Illinois Law Review, focuses on how judges make decisions, the consequences of judicial decision making, and the normative implications of judicial processes. His innovative methods include a mix of statistical, machine learning, formal modeling, and legal analysis.
Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Professor Johnson worked in private practice in Dallas, Texas.