|Dr. Brian E. Johnson is Assistant Professor of Geography specializing in urban geography, urban planning, and population geography. His research focuses on land use controls, urban revitalization, and exurban development. Dr. Johnson’s current projects include investigations of residential development density inventories in North American cities, drivers of in-migration to revitalized city centers, and mis/alignments of exurban land use controls with local preferences. His publications have appeared in journals such as Urban Geography, GeoJournal, Journal of Transport Geography, Spaces & Flows, The Geographical Bulletin, and Qualitative Research. A member of the Association of American Geographers, Dr. Johnson regularly presents papers and organizes sessions at their annual meeting. His teaching interests include Urban Geography, Population Geography, Economic Geography, and introductory geography courses. A former K-12 teacher, Dr. Johnson has won teaching awards from the Indiana University Department of Geography as well as from the Indiana University School of Education. Dr. Johnson serves as a Reader for the Advanced Placement Human Geography Exam and as a reviewer for several academic journals. Dr. Johnson serves as a Commissioner on the Birmingham Planning Commission. Before joining AUM, Dr. Johnson lived in Boston and is originally from the Chicago suburbs.