Dr. Michael D. Johnson has been named Interim Associate Provost for Faculty Success and Interim Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs. He will assume these new roles on September 1. The position is a shared appointment between the Office of the Provost and Faculty Affairs, with primary reporting to the Office of the Provost.
Dr. Johnson is a Professor in the Department of Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution (ETID).
Since September 2020, he has served as the Associate Dean for Inclusion and Faculty Success in the College of Engineering. He has served as the Associate Dean for Inclusion and Faculty Success in the College of Engineering since September 2020. He previously held the Associate Department Head for undergraduate studies in ETID and was program coordinator for the Manufacturing and Mechanical Engineering Technology program. Before joining the Texas A&M University faculty as an Assistant Professor, he was a Senior Product Development Engineer at the 3M Corporate Research Laboratory in St. Paul, Minnesota.
His research focuses on engineering education, production economics, and design tools and has been funded by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy.
Dr. Johnson received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan State University in 1999. He earned his master’s degree in engineering in 2001 and his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering in 2004 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Dr. Johnson is a member of the American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), SME, and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
He also serves on the ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission and chairs the ASME Management Technology Leadership Committee.
In addition to teaching, research, and service awards, Dr. Johnson has received several departmental and college-level honors. His awards include the ASEE National Engineering Technology Teaching Award and the Fredrick J. Berger Award.