Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Affairs
As Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Affairs, Laura Johnson works with University stakeholders to develop academic and administrative policy and to foster the growth of educational opportunities for undergraduate students. Among Laura’s primary roles is to support the launch of new Undergraduate Affairs initiatives. In addition, she is responsible for assuring excellent academic advising for all students across the undergraduate schools and colleges of BU, and she co-chairs the BU Advising Network, a standing committee of the Provost’s Office that connects faculty and staff advisors across campus. Laura also works closely with the BU Hub Office, in support of BU’s first University-wide general education program, and she chairs the Hub Exceptions Committee.
Previously at BU, Laura served as Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Advising and as Associate Dean for Student Affairs in the Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Prior to her time at BU, Laura was as a faculty member in History & Literature and in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Harvard University, where she also held a variety of positions in academic affairs and student affairs, including Assistant Dean of Advising Programs, Resident Dean of Currier House, and Senior Resident Dean.
Laura holds a doctorate in American Studies from Boston University, with a specialization in gender studies. She also holds a master’s degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she focused her studies on student development.