Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D., serves as UCF’s provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs.
As the chief academic officer, he leads UCF’s academic programs and initiatives across 13 colleges, which serve 68,000 students and support more than 3,000 teaching and research faculty. His responsibilities also include multiple campuses, research centers and institutes. In addition, he manages UCF’s academic operating budget in collaboration with the president’s office, vice presidents, deans and other academic leaders.
Dr. Johnson joined UCF in 1990 and in 2011 became dean of the College of Sciences, where he is also a professor in the Department of Physics.
His research is in theoretical condensed matter physics, including nonequilibrium high-current transport in nanodevices, quantum statistical mechanics of integrable systems, fractional statistics and pattern formation in complex fluids. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Virginia.