Post University recently named Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D., as the University’s Provost. Johnson takes over after the retirement of former Provost Jane Bailey, M.Ed.
As Provost, Johnson is responsible for ensuring the continued high quality of faculty instruction, degree program content and academic student services across Academic Affairs. Johnson will lead several new academic initiatives in this role, including Post’s recently implemented High School Academy, English Language Institute and Main Campus graduate programs.
“This fall, we will begin offering our award winning online graduate programs in a traditional classroom setting on our Waterbury campus,” said Johnson. “It has been a very exciting development process; representatives from across the University are meeting regularly to work through the final details. We are looking forward to enriching the campus community with graduate students this fall.”
Post University President Don Mroz, Ph.D. praised Johnson’s leadership and work ethic as she moves into her new role.
“With unbounded energy, Dr. Elizabeth (Beth) Johnson steps into the Provost’s role at Post University,” said Mroz. “Dr. Johnson, a true leader in the Education field and the ultimate professional, builds very close working relationships with her students and with her faculty. She has risen in the ranks of higher education due to her intelligence, her wonderful attitude and work ethic, and her ability to think critically.”
Most recently, Johnson had been serving as Post’s Assistant Provost. Prior to that, Johnson was the Dean of the School of Arts and Science, where she administered the School’s courses and degree offerings, oversaw program and curriculum (re)development and supervised full time faculty in the School. Johnson began her tenure at Post in 2006 as an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science before becoming Academic Program Manager of Environmental Science in 2010.
Johnson earned her Bachelor’s degree in Earth and Environmental Science from Lehigh University, and her Ph.D. and Masters in Plant and Soil Sciences from University of Massachusetts, Amherst.