John H. Johnson Jr.John H. Johnson Jr.

Welcome and Overview

I am John Johnson and I’m mathematician at The Ohio State University. Welcome to my professional website A Little Ink!

Overview of research interest

My research interest is on the interplay between the algebraic structure of the Stone–Čech compactification, dynamics, and combinatorics related to Ramsey theory. Connected to this work, I’ve written papers with Vitaly Bergelson, Neil Hindman (my PhD advisor), Joel Moreira, and Florian K. Richter. See my Publications for links to these papers.

Overview of teaching interest

My teaching interest is centered around using active learning and inclusive practices to promote and cultivate an environment which imporves students’ abilities to construct, organize, and demonstrate their knowledge of mathematics. Recently, I’ve been working with my colleague Ranthony A.C. Edmonds developing a service-learning course based on Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. Previously I also served as PI for the Building a Buckeye Calculus Community as part of Ohio State’s participation as a Phase II institution in SEMINAL (Student Engagement in Mathematics through an Institutional Network for Active Learning).

Of course, you can get a fuller sense of my professional background via my CV.