The Other Jeff

Jeffrey Alan Johnson, Utah Valley University. Higher ed research, effectiveness, planning, & policy. Social theorist working on information justice.


Prisoners of the Game: Will the US and Germany Actually Play?

Or, how the study of political science has ruined my ability to enjoy sports.


Is the problem in Ferguson racism or authoritarianism?


tl;dr: Yes. Because they’re the same damn thing.


Prisoners of the Game: Will the US and Germany Actually Play?

Or, how the study of political science has ruined my ability to enjoy sports.


Arne Duncan: Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Don’t confuse cost per student with cost to students, and don’t blame universities when the latter goes up but not the former.


(Originally published 30 November 2014 at http://the-other-jeff.blogspot.com and consoldiated with my new work here. Also, still true, and also, still ignored in favor of more…


On Free Speech and Social Justice, or, Just Who Should Speak at Commencement


(This was originally published on 14 May 2014 at The Other Jeff. It is consolidated here so past and future work is in the same place.)

Oh, dear. The Establishment media has ratcheted up the hand-wringing machine again. Those pesky kids are creating a ruckus, and It Needs to Stop.

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    On Climbing Walls and Class Warfare


    (This was originally published on 23 April 2014 at http://the-other-jeff.blogspot.com, and moved to Medium to consolidate past a future work.)

    Enough already with the amenities!

    No, no. Not like that. That’s been beaten to death. I’m all right with student amenities. I’m just tired of hearing about them.


    Constraining the NSA with Deweyan “Expansive Privacy”


    (This was originally published at http://the-other-jeff.blogspot.com/ on 7 June 2013, and moved to Medium to consolidate past and forthcoming work.)

    I can’t say that I’m surprised about the NSA revelations. Pissed, yes, but when they have to build a new power plant in your area to power the NSA data center that I…