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Bertram Johnson

Campaign Finance, Media and Politics, State and Local Politics, Intergovernmental Relations

Associate Professor of Political Science

 work(802) 443-5399



Topics he can discuss include:
  • Bernie Sanders
  • Campaign finance
  • Media and politics
  • State and local politics
  • Vermont politics
  • Intergovernmental relations

Bert Johnson and Matt Dickinson, the "Professor Pundits," discuss stories from the political rallies they have attended around the country for various candidates, offering a behind-the-scenes look at these events.

About Bertram Johnson

Bert Johnson is associate professor of political science at Middlebury College. He joined the faculty in 2004 and teaches courses in American politics, money in politics, and federalism, state, and local politics.

Johnson is author of Political Giving: Making Sense of Individual Campaign Contributions (First Forum Press, 2013), and is a co-author of The New American Democracy, a major U.S. politics textbook. He has published articles and book chapters on intergovernmental grants, local government structure, presidential-congressional relations, and campaign finance. He is currently working on a book manuscript exploring the role of campaign finance in the U.S. political system.

Bert Johnson graduated from Carleton College and received his Ph.D. from Harvard University.

Media Clips: Interview on Marketplace (APM) following U.S. Supreme Court ruling on DOMA; USA TodayVermont Public Radio