Dr. Timothy D. Johnston recently was elected to serve as president of the Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences in 2015. CCAS is a national association of baccalaureate degree-granting colleges of arts and sciences whose purpose is to sustain the arts and sciences as a leading influence in American higher education.
Johnston is dean of UNCG’s College of Arts & Sciences and professor of psychology. A member of the faculty at UNCG since 1982, Johnston served as associate dean of the college and director of the Center for Critical Inquiry in the Liberal Arts from 1990 to 1997 and as head of the Department of Psychology from 1997 to 2002 before becoming dean in 2002. He has been a member of CCAS for 18 years and was elected to its board of directors in 2011. A frequent presenter at annual meetings, he previously was a member of the Committee on Research Universities.
Johnston graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 1970 with a B.Sc. in wildlife management and holds a master’s in zoology from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in biobehavioral sciences from the University of Connecticut. His research has focused on the development and evolution of animal behavior.
Johnston will serve as president-elect of CCAS until November of 2014, when he will become president.