Welcome! I'm a communication and information researcher studying algorithmic rhetorics, digital technologies, and sociopolitical change.

Research & Teaching:

I'm currently a Postdoctoral Scholar with the Algorithmic Fairness and Opacity Group in the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley. I completed my PhD in Communication Arts & Sciences at Penn State in 2018, my MA at Penn State in 2014, and my BA at Ripon College in 2012. My primary research is concerned with algorithms, publics, and social justice. I'm also interested in tech policy, online identity, video games, and just about everything "digital." In the classroom, I've taught communication technologies, first-year writing, public speaking, group communication, persuasion and propaganda, and argumentation. I'm also a long-time speech and debate competitor and coach.


Personal Background:

I've lived in a number of places, including Florida, Colorado, Illinois, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and now California. I enjoy hiking, visiting breweries, and eating locally-sourced food. I'm a tech early adopter, sci-fi geek, pun aficionado, dungeon master, and animal lover.

Jeremy David Johnson leaning against frame of outdoor gazebo