Dr. Kathy Johnson serves as Executive Vice Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), a core campus of Indiana University and the state’s urban research and academic health sciences campus. She is a professor of psychology and has previously served as Dean of University College and Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education, where she led the creation of a Division of Undergraduate Education as well as a number of initiatives aimed at enhancing the quality of the undergraduate experience while also improving on-time graduation rates.
Nationally, Dr. Johnson has served on steering committees for the Coalition of Urban-Serving Universities, as president of the Association of Deans and Directors of University Colleges & Undergraduate Studies, and on the executive committee for LEAP Indiana. She currently serves as past-president for the Association of Chief Academic Officers (ACAO), on the Executive Committee of the Council on Academic Affairs for the Association of Public and Land Grant universities, and as a Fellow with Complete College America. Her area of specialization is early cognitive development.
She and her husband are parents to four grown children and are currently licensed foster parents.