Dr. Dennis Johnson joined Juniata as Assistant Professor of Environmental Science in 1999. He later joined the Information Technology department as a joint appointment. In the Spring of 2002 he was appointed to the Director of the Technology Solutions Center at Juniata College. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2003. He received his B.A. in Natural Science from Lock Haven University and his B.S. in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University. Dr. Johnson went on to earn both his M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from The Pennsylvania State University.
Dr. Johnson has taught a variety of courses ranging from hydrology and hydrodynamics to surveying, hydraulic engineering, engineering economy and wastewater collection systems. He has served as instructor and assistant professor with the Department of Civil Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University and was a research hydrologist as a visiting scientist with the National Weather Service through the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). Prior to his appointment at Juniata, Dr. Johnson served as assistant professor with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Michigan Technological University.
Dr. Johnson has been published in the Journal of American Water Resources, ACSE Journal of Hydrologic Engineering, Computers & Geosciences, and Weather. Numerous proceedings also contain his work, including those from the American Water Resource Association's Annual Summer Symposium, Electric Power Industry Conference, and the American Society of Civil Engineers International Symposium on Engineering Hydrology.
Professionally, Dr. Johnson has served as a consultant for a number of entities including the City of Lock Haven, A.C. Miller and Associates, Capitol Engineering Corp., Port Matilda Borough Authority and Michael Baker Jr. Corporation, and Riverside Technology, Inc..
He is married to Kelly Johnson. They have two children, Rachael and Jack.