Laura Johnson

Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

Laura Johnson works with University stakeholders to develop academic policy and to expand educational opportunities for undergraduate students.  Laura collaborates with the Associate Provost of Undergraduate Affairs to support undergraduate curricular review, to increase student engagement in high-impact educational practices, and to launch new initiatives for undergraduates that foster high quality interactions with faculty and peers.  In addition, she oversees efforts in academic advising, fellowships, and the first-year experience, and she works closely with the BU Hub Office, in support of BU’s first University-wide general education program.

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 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.