Appointed 2006; reappointed 2012
Chair, 2008-2011; Vice Chair, 2007-2008
Dr. James H. Johnson Jr., of Annapolis, Maryland.
Dr. Johnson is a professor emeritus of civil engineering and former dean of Howard University’s College of Engineering, Architecture and Computer Sciences. Dr. Johnson has worked at Howard University since 1971, where, in addition to being dean, he also served as the Samuel P. Massie Professor of Environmental Engineering. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from Howard University; a Master of Science degree in sanitary engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana; a doctorate in applied sciences from University of Delaware and a certificate in college management at Carnegie-Mellon University.
In addition to his teaching background, Dr. Johnson serves as chair of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology (NACEPT). Dr. Johnson also served as a technical consultant on several environmental engineering projects; performed many sponsored research projects; written and presented on numerous topics regarding engineering and hazardous waste management; and has received many honors and awards.