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University of Iowa News Release

June 22, 2005

Johnson Named UI Associate Provost For Faculty

Susan R. Johnson, M.D., professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, has been named associate provost for faculty in the UI Office of the Provost, effective July 1.

In her new role, Johnson will assist and counsel the provost on issues related to faculty and coordinate a broad range of activities associated with faculty, including searches, orientation, annual reviews of probationary faculty, promotion and tenure, and faculty development programs such as the UI Career Development Awards, Faculty and Global Scholars, Faculty Fellowships and Old Gold Summer Fellowships. Johnson also will administer the Ida Beam Visiting Scholars Program, the Regents' Awards for Faculty Excellence and University Convocation, and she will provide oversight of the UI Center for Teaching and the Dual Career Network Program, among other duties.

The associate provost position is a full-time appointment, with a renewable three-year term. Johnson's salary will be $223,000.

"I'm pleased that Dr. Johnson has agreed to serve as associate provost for faculty," said UI Provost Michael Hogan. "Her experience and service to the university, as well as her distinguished record as a teacher and researcher, make her ideally suited to represent faculty and support their efforts in fulfilling the University's mission."

Hogan also praised Lee Anna Clark, UI professor of psychology, who has held the position since 1998.

"I was very lucky to have Professor Clark in the office during my first year as provost," he said. "She is extraordinarily dedicated and hard-working, and I'm amazed at what she's been able to accomplish during her seven years as associate provost. It's been a pleasure to work with her."

Johnson received her bachelor's, master's and medical degrees at the UI, and she joined the UI faculty in 1980. She is recognized as an expert on women's health issues and a leader in women's health research, due to her work in the areas of menopause, premenstrual syndrome, lesbian health care and ethical issues in reproductive medicine.

Johnson also has devoted her time to collegiate and university service. She chaired a UI task force on sexual harassment, which recommended a major revision in university policy that was approved in 1986. She also was a member of the UI's task force on diversity in 1991. Johnson served as associate dean for faculty affairs in the UI Carver College of Medicine from 1994 to 2003.

In 1999, Johnson received the Jean Y. Jew Women's Rights Award, given annually by the UI Council on the Status of Women and the Women's Resource and Action Center to honor a member of the UI community who strives to improve the status of women on campus.

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