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Provost Tapped for
Department of Energy Position

Kristina M. Johnson

Kristina M. Johnson

Photo: Will Kirk/HIPS

In March, President Barack Obama announced he would nominate Johns Hopkins Provost Kristina M. Johnson to be under secretary of the U.S. Department of Energy. If confirmed by the Senate, Johnson will be responsible for leading administration initiatives aimed at promoting energy efficiency and developing solar and wind power, geothermal energy, clean car technology, and other forms of renewable, green energy.

Johnson has served as provost since 2007. Before coming to Johns Hopkins, she served as dean of Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering. Scott L. Zeger, vice provost for research and professor in the Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been named acting provost.

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