Director for Engineering Academic Student Services, Iowa State University
Joel Johnson, Ph.D., began his higher education at Southeastern Community College in Burlington, Iowa. He continued his education at Western Illinois University, completing both a bachelor of science in history and secondary education and a master’s of science in college student personnel. He earned a doctorate within educational leadership and policy studies at Iowa State University, with an emphasis on community college leadership in 2013. Research interests include student recruitment and success for students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields for both community college and college/university settings. Additional research interests include student success programs/initiatives for both first year and second year students.
Johnson’s professional work experience includes a current appointment as the director of engineering student services at Iowa State University and a complimentary appointment as a term faculty member in the College of Education. In this role, he provides oversight for the college’s undergraduate and graduate recruitment, student retention, student leadership development and general student services programs. In addition, Johnson serves as an advisor for several engineering student organizations, facility supervisor for the colleges Advanced Manufacturing Systems Laboratory and is an instructor in the university Leadership Certificate/Minor program.
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