About Gail Johnson

I worked in the federal government for over a decade before pursuing a career teaching public administration at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, and the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. I have also taught online at Troy University. Currently, I am an adjunct at Portland Community College.

My education varies a bit, with a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a Master’s degree in Public Administration and a Doctorate in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.

Trailblazing Governors got put on the back burner when I wrote the second edition to Research Methods for Public Administrators (2009 M.E. Sharpe).  Research  Methods for Public Administrators (2002) and Recruiting, Retaining, and Motivating the Federal Workforce (1991)  were both published by Quorum Press.

In addition to this blog, I maintain the Research Demystified blog at  www.ResearchDemystified.org. For fun, I work with my friend Mary Williams on the  Rebeles by Bus blog at www.Rebels-by-Bus.net.  It promotes leisure travel by public transit and we have had some grand adventures here in the Northwest.  I have also occassionally contributed to  my son Jesse’s LokiLoka website that supports local businesses, arts and culture in Portland: www.LokiLoka.com

I currently call  Portland, Oregon home. Hard to say how long I will stay. I have a history of wandering about. My various other homes include: Port Jefferson, NY;  Rutland, VT; Eagle, Alaska; Willimantic, CT; Newark, DE; Arlington, Reston, and Virginia Beach, VA; and Olympia, WA. I have been fortunate to find kindred spirits wherever I go.



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