Andrew L. Johns received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2000. After teaching at Gonzaga University and several colleges in Southern California, he joined the faculty at Brigham Young University in 2004. He is the author or editor of six books on U.S. foreign relations and political history, including Vietnam's Second Front: Domestic Politics, the Republican Party, and the War (2010) and The Price of Loyalty: Hubert Humphrey's Vietnam Conflict (2020). His current research includes a foreign relations biography of former U.S. senator and ambassador John Sherman Cooper; a history of post-conflict U.S. diplomacy since 1783; and a global history of 1972.
In addition to his scholarship, he has served as editor of Passport: The Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations Review since 2011; he serves on the governing Council of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations; he is general editor of the Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace book series, published by the University Press of Kentucky; he is past president of the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association (2018-2019) and currently serves on the organization's governing Council; and he is the founding donor for the PCB-AHA's Tonous and Warda Johns Family Book Award, which recognizes the outstanding monograph or edited volume in the history of U.S. foreign relations, military history, or immigration history.
Research Interests* U.S. foreign relations
* U.S. presidential history
* Nexus of domestic politics and foreign policy
* Constitutional struggle between the executive-legislative branches
Honors and Awards
- Thomas G. Alexander Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Department of History, Brigham Young University (2020 - 2020)
- Young Scholar Award, College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences, Brigham Young University (2011 - 2014)
- Editor, Associate Editor, University Press of Kentucky (2011 - Present)
- Editor, Associate Editor, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (2011 - Present)
- Officer, Pacific Coast Branch, American Historical Association (2017 - 2022)
- Officer, Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations (2019 - 2021)