CURRICULUM VITAE

PORTER W. JOHNSON

Born 04 September 1942
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Married: 2 children and 3 grandchildren

Education

B.S. Case Institute of Technology, 1963
M.A. Princeton University, 1965
Ph.D. Princeton University, 1967

Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant, NSF Pre-doctoral Fellow (3 years), NASA Trainee (1 year), Princeton University, 1963 - 1967
Thesis Adviser: Sam Treiman
Thesis Title: Bounds on Scattering Amplitudes

Academic Appointments

Post-doctoral Research Associate, Case Western Reserve University, 1967 - 1969
Assistant Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1969 - 1974
Associate Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1974 - 1983
Assistant Chairman, Physics Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1976 - 1981
Acting Chairman, Physics Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, Spring Semester, 1979
Wetenschappelijke Hoofdmedewerker, University of Groningen (The Netherlands) Fall Semester, 1975
Sabbatical Leave 1981 - 1982:
  Argonne National Laboratory Faculty Research Leave (6 months)
  University of Groningen Senior Research Associate (6 months)
Chairman, Physics Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1984 -1995
Director, SMILE Program at Illinois Institute of Technology, 1993 - 2006
University Representative: Faculty Advisory Committee of Illinois Board of Higher Education 1995 - 1998.
Consultant, Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory Summer 1997
Acting Chairman, Department of Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences Spring 1999
Interim Chairman, (newly created) Department of Mathematics and Science Education, 2000 - 2001
Director, SMART Program at Illinois Institute of Technology, 2000 - 2006
Sabbatical Leave 2007 - 2008
Professor, Illinois Institute of Technology, 1983 - 2008
Professor Emeritus, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2008 -

    Published Books:

  1. Exercises in Quantum Mechanics: A Self-Contained Book of Questions and Answers, with David Atkinson and Mahouton Norbert Hounkonnou, Rinton Press 2001, ISBN 1-58949-022-3.
  2. Quantum Field Theory: A Self-contained Approach, with David Atkinson, Rinton Press 2002, ISBN 1-58949-024-X.
  3. Exercises in Quantum Field Theory: A Self-Contained Book of Questions and Answers, with David Atkinson, Rinton Press 2003, ISBN 1-58949-031-2.
  4. Relativity for the Mind: An Introduction for Scientists, Rinton Press 2007, ISBN 1-58949-054-1.
  5. Classical Mechanics with Applications, World Scientific 2010, ISBN 981-4304-15-8.

75 Scientific Publications in refereed journals

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