J. David Johnson
J. David Johnson received his Ph.D from Michigan State University in 1978, and is a Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Kentucky. He has held academic positions at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, Arizona State University, the State University of New York at Buffalo, and Michigan State University and was a media research analyst for the U. S. Information Agency. He has been recognized as among the most prolific publishers of refereed journal articles in the history of the communication discipline. He has written five books, and in addition to his academic credentials he has been a practicing manager for nearly three decades in positions ranging from warehouse supervisor, to chief of a supply and services division of a hospital, to Dean of an academic college.