Jeffrey Johnson, D.M.A., Conn., has been named as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Marywood University. He will begin his tenure on July 1, 2020. Before his appointment at Marywood, Dr. Johnson was the Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Music at the University of Bridgeport [Bridgeport, Conn.]
Dr. Johnson’s distinctive career at the University of Bridgeport began in 1998, and his experience includes service as both a faculty member and academic administrator, including Director of the Music Program [1998-2016]; Director of First-year Seminar [2006-2010]; Retention Specialist [2012-2013]; Assistant Provost for Student Success [2016-2018], and Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences [2018-2020].
Acclaimed by students for his high-energy teaching, Dr. Johnson was named Distinguished Teacher of the Year in 2002. He earned his teaching stripes at the Boys Choir of Harlem, where he served as Associate Director of Artistic Education [1994-1998].
A published author and recognized expert in his field, Dr. Johnson’s first two books drew upon set theory and graph theory from mathematics to develop compositional possibilities in music. His more recent scholarship, resulting in the publication of two additional books, explores historical features of performance practice. Dr. Johnson has reviewed classical music for The Boston Globe, Stamford Advocate, Hartford Courant, and Greenwich Time. Additionally, he serves on the board of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony. He has been a regular broadcaster on WMNR Fine Arts Radio [Monroe, Conn.] since 2015, hosting a three-hour program, Sunday Morning Classics, and curating the long-running program, Evening at the Opera, on Tuesday evenings.
Dr. Johnson earned his D.M.A. in Composition from Boston University [Boston, Mass.], and he holds an M.A. from the Eastman School of Music [Rochester, N.Y.] and a B.S. in Composition from Ithaca College [Ithaca, N.Y.].