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Dr. Jason Johnson

Dr. Jason L. Johnson Named Dean of the SWOSU College of Arts & Sciences

Dr. Jason L Johnson has been named Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

Johnson, who has been chair of the Department of Chemistry and Physics for the past four years, will start his new position on July 1, 2019.

Johnson has been a member of SWOSU’s faculty since 1996, earning tenure and promotion to associate professor in 2001 and promotion to professor in 2006. 

Johnson earned a B.S. in Chemistry and Natural Science Education from the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in 1988.  In 1993, he earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Oklahoma. Upon graduation, Johnson received a National Research Service Award from NIH that provided three years of support as a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant at Texas A&M University.

During his tenure at SWOSU, Johnson has assumed various leadership positions across campus, including serving as secretary / treasurer of Faculty Senate, chair of the Institutional BioSafety Committee, chair of the Research and Scholarly Activity Committee, and a long-term member of the Pre-Medical Advisory Committee.

His wife, Dr. Lisa Appeddu, is an associate professor in the SWOSU College of Pharmacy.