Hosted by the College of Engineering and Applied Science, the Dean’s Speaker Series invites distinguished guests to give insightful talks on the subjects of science and technology to educate, inform and provide discussion around topics impacting our lives.

Kristina M. Johnson | May 1, 2019
5-7 p.m. Conversation and reception
CASE Auditorium

Accomplished engineer, entrepreneur and educator, Kristina Johnson has led an influential career spanning academia, business and government.

Johnson is the 13th chancellor of SUNY, the nation’s largest comprehensive higher education system, and previously served as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Johns Hopkins University. She spent eight years as dean of the Pratt School of Engineering at Duke University and also served on the faculty of CU Boulder from 1985-98, where she cofounded and directed an NSF Engineering Research Center.

An accomplished researcher, Johnson holds 118 U.S. and international patents and has published 149 referenced papers and proceedings. Prior to joining SUNY, Johnson was cofounder and CEO of Cube Hydro Partners LLC, a clean-energy infrastructure company focused on building and operating hydropower plants in North America. She also cofounded a company responsible for 3D effects in movies such as Avatar, Gravity and hundreds of other films.

She previously served as Under Secretary of Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy in the Obama administration, managing a broad $10.5 billion energy and environment portfolio.

Johnson grew up in Denver and earned bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees from Stanford University. Learn more.

Join us for an informal conversation with Dean Bobby Braun and Q&A from the audience.