Paul C. Johnson – Short Bios

ABOUT PAUL C. JOHNSON

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Paul C. Johnson is the 17th President of Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. Mines is world-renowned for producing highly sought-after scientists and engineers, innovations and objective analyses, especially in fields relevant to earth, energy and the environment.

Dr. Johnson’s career reflects his strong passion for innovation, education and student success. He began his career at Shell Development in Houston, developing novel approaches for managing and restoring contaminated soil and groundwater sites. He then joined the faculty at Arizona State University to continue this work and share his experiences with students. He was attracted to the presidency at Colorado School of Mines because of its focused mission, long history of rich industry partnerships, use-inspired research programs, reputation for producing outstanding graduates and strong alumni affinity.

He has received awards recognizing his contributions to education and research, including the Fair Distinguished Engineering Educator Award from the Water Environment Federation, the Brown and Caldwell Lifetime Achievement Award in Remediation, and the National Ground Water Association’s Keith E. Anderson Award. A chemical engineer, Dr. Johnson earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of California-Davis and master’s and doctoral degrees from Princeton University.

www.mines.edu/president


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Paul C. Johnson is the 17th President of Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado. Mines is world-renowned for producing highly sought-after scientists and engineers, innovations and objective analyses, especially in fields relevant to earth, energy and the environment.

Prior to joining Mines, Dr. Johnson was dean and professor in ASU’s Fulton Schools of Engineering and a senior research engineer at Shell Development Company. A chemical engineer with degrees from the University of California-Davis and Princeton University, Dr. Johnson’s professional activities have focused on the management and restoration of contaminated groundwater.

www.mines.edu/president


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