Johnson named associate dean
November 23, 2004.
University of Kansas Fine Arts Dean Steve Hedden has announced that Christopher Johnson, Professor of Music Education and Music Therapy, and Director of Music Education, has accepted the position of Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies, an appointment that begins immediately.
The current associate dean of academic affairs, Lois Greene, continues in her position.
?A review of Dr. Johnson's C.V. quickly indicates how well-qualified he is for the position, for he has published 34 studies in refereed journals, presented 46 juried papers at professional conferences, supervised 7 dissertations and 36 master's theses, and has gained external funding; he also serves as the editor for the International Journal of Music Education: Research,? Hedden wrote in his announcement.
Johnson?s responsibilities as Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies will include:
- Provide administrative leadership and coordination of all research efforts of the School of Fine Arts .
- Foster research by the School's faculty by maintaining a listing of funding opportunities, by providing support to faculty on preparation of research grants and by assisting faculty in obtaining approval from institutional review committees and support from sponsored programs.
- Administer our School-wide programs that allocate research incentive funds.
- Collaborate with department chairs and the Director of Graduate Studies in Art and Design to supervise all graduate programs and graduate students in the SFA, including admissions and recruitment, advising, appointment of GTAs, and degree completion.
- Conduct ongoing review of graduate programs; initiate in collaboration with faculty new degree programs as warranted.
- Serve as the liaison with the Graduate School, Registrar's Office, and other offices on behalf of graduate students of the SFA.
Johnson earned the B.M.E., M.M.E., and Ph.D. degrees from the Florida State University. He came to KU as an assistant professor in the Department of Music Education and Music Therapy in 1992. Johnson previously served as director of bands at Baldwin High School in Milledgeville, Georgia, and instrumental music supervisor in Baldwin County, Georgia.
Since his arrival at KU, Johnson has taught courses in Instrumental Conducting, Teaching Instrumental Music, Managing Behaviors in the Music Environment, Psychology and Acoustics of Music, and Research Methods in Music Education and Music Therapy.
He is currently the editor of the International Journal of Music Education, the research publication of the International Society for Music Education. He has published articles in many journals including the Journal of Research in Music Education, the International Journal of Music Education, the Journal of Music Therapy, Psychomusicology, Journal of Band Research, Contributions to Music Education, Southeastern Journal of Music Education, and the Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education. Johnson has also been an active member of the Research Seminar with the International Society for Music Education. He has also served on the editorial board of the Journal of Research in Music Education.
His research interests include applied research in music education, applied research in music therapy, and basic research in the psychology of music. Johnson also received a university teaching award, the Ned N. Fleming Award for Excellence in Teaching.