Pamela J. Johnson
Pamela J. Johnson is the former editorial director at USC Dornsife Communication. She was previously an award-winning, 20-year journalist at the Los Angeles Times, Orlando Sentinel, and Los Angeles Herald-Examiner.
Stories by Pamela J. Johnson:
When I grow up, I will be …
Daphna Oyserman’s research explains why the imagined futures of young people matter for the actions taken in the present.
Singapore moving forward with School-to-Jobs program developed at USC
Reaction has been ‘overwhelmingly positive’ for a delegation that discusses the program during a two-day campus visit.
Europe’s past offers insights into present-day diplomacy
USC international relations expert studies the art, practice and theory of negotiations.
USC to sponsor national conference for the advancement of science
Meet a Latina with a love of chemistry who adds diversity to the challenging field.
Inside this box: Lots of intriguing Los Angeles history for kids
Material history brings the past alive for schoolchildren in Boyle Heights. Watch kids discover the past on video.
New USC Dornsife students embrace campus life
College greets nearly 1,200 freshmen during Welcome Week.
In memoriam: Michael Preston, 80
The professor emeritus of political science started USC’s first course on black politics and produced landmark scholarship.
Solar physicist’s Mount Wilson work shines brightly
Doctoral student demonstrates his ability to explain a complex topic in clear and concise terms.
What happens when kids pretend?
Two USC researchers are the first to examine counterfactual reasoning in children.
USC lab creates vast library of master genetic switches in plants
The collection could lead to the design of a more robust plant for future food.
Flush with Fulbright scholars
USC continues to ascend as a global university, turning out several Fulbright scholars each year, many from USC Dornsife.
Industry teams with academics to achieve medical advances
USC Dornsife and a nonprofit research institute will collaborate to transform basic research into medicines.
Three USC Dornsife undergraduates who are ready to make their mark
On May 16, USC Dornsife awarded bachelor’s degrees to more than 1,900 students. Meet three who are poised for the future.
USC Dornsife PhD students share their setbacks and successes
This year, doctoral degrees were issued to 203 graduates—including two inspiring students who found their own paths.
In memoriam: James Higginbotham, 72
The USC Distinguished Professor’s work in linguistics changed fundamental aspects of the way we think about the meaning of language.
Truman Scholar aspires to represent Latinos in politics
The political science major wants to work on voter protection.
Poetry and song: Arts and humanities thrive at Festival of Books
USC Dornsife faculty explore truth, fiction, politics and other matters quite human.
In memoriam: Peter Berton, 91
A week before his death, the Distinguished Professor Emeritus was completing his last book.
New institute favors economic thinking
The New York-based institute supports economics scholars by providing money, advice and access to thousands of like-minded individuals.
Proud to be a trash talker
Julia McGinnis oversees the country’s third-largest gas-to-energy project, which generates about 37.5 megawatts of electricity.
“The cornerstone of the USC Wrigley Institute’s mission is to advance fundamental knowledge of our ocean, our Earth and her systems,” said Roberta Marinelli, executive director of the USC Wrigley Institute.
The task at land (and sea and air)
Wendy Wood has obtained a $1.5 million National Science Foundation grant to explore ways to reduce energy consumption in office buildings.
Lost boys find a home in alumna’s documentary
A documentary produced by a USC Dornsife alumna paints a poignant picture of troubled boys in Pakistan.
Intellectual pursuits are in his DNA
Philosopher Ralph Wedgwood is not only interested in attaining knowledge. He wants to dissect the theory of knowledge itself.