Amy Johnson, EdD, has been selected as the Dean of Students/Associate Vice President for Student Life. Johnson is presently serving as the Senior Associate Dean at the University of Southern California. She is also an Associate Professor of Education in the Rossier School of Education at USC, where she has taught a number of courses, including Management in Higher Education. She holds a BA in English and Communication from University of Puget Sound, an MS in Education from University of Pennsylvania and an EdD in Higher Education Administration from University of Pennsylvania.
Johnson has 14 years of management and professional experience in higher education, as well as prior leadership positions with the Washington Health Care Authority. She has significant experience with student cultural and advocacy centers, service-learning/community engagement, student leadership, new student and college transition programs, assessment and student research, public relations/communications, and strategic planning. She has a successful record of fostering learning and development through dynamic, student-centered departments, through academic partnerships and in the classroom—reflecting national best practices and current issues in student development.
Johnson is excited to be returning to her home state of Washington. She will assume her new duties August 13, 2012. Between now and then, VP Foster will continue to oversee the Dean of Students portfolio.