Cathleen Johnson Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Assistant Department Chair
Cathleen Johnson is the Assistant Chair in the Economics Department at West Virginia University. She earned her Ph.D. in Economics from Virginia Tech in 2000. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Nobel Laureate Vernon Smith in 2001. Her specialty after network theory is running large complex field experiments. She has developed a keen interest in the teaching of economics and numeracy in general. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Arizona Council for Economic Education. She has published in numerous economics journals including Games and Economic Behavior, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Canadian Journal of Economics, Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, National Tax Journal, Economics Letters, Public Finance Review, Review of Economic Design. She is co-author of Commercial Society: A Primer on Ethics and Economics published by Rowman and Littlefield (2019).