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Christa Johnson, PhD, MBA

Associate Dean for Research
The Graduate School
Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville

Christa Johnson, Associate Dean for Research in the Graduate School, has been at SIUE since January, 2006. Johnson holds a Ph.D. in Humanities and German Studies from Stanford University and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. She teaches a broad range of courses in the areas of comparative literature, history, and cultural studies, and she currently serves as a Co-Investigator on an NSF ADVANCE IT-Catalyst award. Johnson has served in a number of capacities for various professional organizations, including the National Council of University Research Administrator (NCURA) as an elected regional board member. She has also been the recipient of a number of awards and fellowships, including the Whiting Dissertation Fellowship, the DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) fellowship, and the 2007 NCURA Kevin Reed Outstanding New Professional Award.