Kenneth M. Johnson is professor of sociology and senior demographer at the Carsey School of Public Policy at the University of New Hampshire. He is a nationally recognized expert on U.S. demographic trends. His research examines national and regional population redistribution, rural and urban demographic change, the growing racial diversity of the U.S. population, the relationship between demographic and environmental change and the implications of demographic change for public policy.
In 2016, Professor Johnson was selected as an Andrew Carnegie Fellow and received the country’s most generous and prestigious fellowship to advance research in the social sciences and humanities. As a Carnegie Fellow, he is analyzing the impact that the Great Recession is having on the demographic structure of rural America and its implications for policy. Professor Johnson was also recently honored by the Rural Sociological Society with its excellence in research award and recognized by the University of New Hampshire with its Faculty Excellence in Research Award based on the quality, originality, and significance of his scholarly work.
His research has been extensively published in major news publications and can speak to the media on the effect of the birth rate on the overall population in his most recent analysis, published here: https://carsey.unh.edu/publication/snapshot/us-birth-low