Effective January 1, 2011, Paul Johnson will be the new dean of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. A faculty member since 1994, Johnson is currently serving as executive dean and professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. He has also held the position of the university’s associate vice president for research and interim dean of Fulton.

Arizona State University’s Ira A. Fulton Engineering Schools is composed of seven engineering schools. Total enrollment numbers over 6,000 with more than 4,000 undergraduate students and 2,000 plus seeking a graduate degree.

An expert in soil and groundwater remediation and risk assessment, Johnson also serves as the editor-in-chief for the National Ground Water Association’s journal Ground Water Monitoring and Remediation, and on the National Research Council Committee for Future Options for Management in the Nation’s Subsurface Remediation Effort. He is a consultant to industry and federal and state agencies. Before joining Arizona Staterizona State, he was a senior research engineer at the Shell Oil Westhollow Technology Center.

Johnson received a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of California-Davis in 1983 and a doctorate in the same major from Princeton in 1988, working with Professor Roy Jackson, who is now of emeritus standing