Mat Johnson Selected as KU Senior Administrative Fellow

Mat Johnson, interim chair and professor of the department of mathematics, was selected as a KU Mat JohnsonSenior Administrative Fellow 2022-2023.  A small group of faculty members is selected from nominations each year as Senior Administrative Fellows.  The Fellows work together for approximately four hours per month in exploration of the “nuts and bolts” of administration at KU.

The program is based on the philosophy from the American Council on Education (ACE) fellows, “Few institutions think systematically about the development of administrative leadership.  Yet the skills and qualifications necessary for success as a professor are not the same as those required for success as a department chair, dean, or president.”  KU has a wealth of talent within its faculty ranks.  However, few faculty members have the luxury of taking an entire year off to participate in such excellent programs as the ACE Fellows.

KU is dedicated to the development of internal administrative leadership at all levels.  To assist tenured faculty who have an interest in or talent for administration, the Office of the Provost coordinates the Senior Administrative Fellows program.  This program allows selected faculty to explore administration without having to take time away from teaching, service, or research.