Christa Johnson

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Sponsored Research Services at Washington University in St. Louis

Greater St. Louis Area
Education Management

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Christa Johnson's Summary

Performance-driven, high-energy executive with broad knowledge of university administration and wide-ranging experience in academic research and teaching. Extensive experience with all disciplines of medicine, arts, humanities, sciences, and engineering. Thorough knowledge of federal and non-federal grant-making processes and opportunities. Extensive experience in grant proposal development, contract negotiation, faculty outreach, research administration compliance, and research management and education. International expertise in cross-cultural programs and organizations. Experience as faculty co-investigator on federal and state grants. Compelling record in aligning change management solutions with organizational initiatives. Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to analyze and resolve difficult issues. Outstanding presentation skills with high level of cultural competence. A proven track record as a team player and independent agent with exemplary people skills.

Specialties: University and research administration, pre-award research administration, contracts, proposal development, grant writing, regulatory and ethical compliance, export controls, executive leadership.

Christa Johnson's Experience

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Sponsored Research Services

Washington University in St. Louis

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

January 2012Present (2 years 10 months) Greater St. Louis Area

Oversees the Office of Sponsored Research Services, comprised of all areas of pre-award research administration, including compliance review and submission of proposals, contract negotiation, export controls compliance, award account set-up, post-award non-financial sponsored projects management, funding resources dissemination and management, and limited and internal competitions management. Implemented two major organizational consolidations, bringing together three previously disparate contracting functions into a single operational unit, and combining all pre-award functions to provide support for both the School of Medicine and the Danforth Campus. Currently participating in several major institutional efficiency evaluation and implementation efforts, including the creation of shared services for the central fiscal unit, the assessment of shared services for research administration at the school and department levels, and the evaluation of grants management technology solutions.

Associate Dean for Research

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Higher Education industry

January 2006January 2012 (6 years 1 month) Edwardsville, IL

Responsible for all proposal activities, award negotiation, compliance, technology transfer, and export controls. Provided support at both local level, working directly with faculty, as well as central administrative and compliance oversight. Implemented re-organization of pre-award office support, implemented major Graduate School website improvement project, launched expanded SIUE Research and Creative Activities publication. Developed and implemented new process and policy for export controls compliance and Responsible Conduct of Research; launched supporting websites. Oversaw the development and approval of several policies related to graduate education and research, sponsored projects, and university communications related to campus research projects and sponsored programs. Implemented several outreach and education initiatives to encourage and support research.

Funding Resources Coordinator

Washington University in St. Louis

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

October 2004January 2006 (1 year 4 months)

Served on Web Site Improvement Task Force for research administration services website assessment and improvement. Coordinated all aspected of the 2005 NSF Regional Grants Conference hosted by Washington University in St. Louis. Managed university limited competitions, outreach and dissemination to schools and departments about external funding opportunities, conducted workshops and presented at faculty meetings about external research funding opportunities, developed proposal help website, assisted with collaborative proposal applications.

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

19982004 (6 years)

Courses taught (selected):
- Classical Literature, Washington University, 2002.
- The City in American and European Modernism, Washington University, 2001.
- Modern Times: Freshman Seminar, Washington University, 2001.
- Imperial Fantasies and Postcolonial Visions, Washington University, 2002.
- Murder, Minds, and Mysteries: Detecting the Detective, Washington University, 2001.
- Myth, Tradition, and Modern Life, Washington University, 2001.
- Masterpieces of European Literature, Washington University, 2000.
- Weimar Culture, Washington University, 1999.
- Women and Weimar Cinema, Washington University, 1998.

Christa Johnson's Languages

  • German

Christa Johnson's Skills & Expertise

  1. Leadership
  2. Grants
  3. Grant Writing
  4. Proposal Writing
  5. Research
  6. Research Administration
  7. Non-profits
  8. Higher Education
  9. University Teaching
  10. Higher Education Administration
  11. Policy
  12. Analysis
  13. Grant Administration
  14. Strategic Planning
  15. Program Development
  16. Nonprofits
  17. Program Evaluation
  18. Program Management
  19. Community Outreach
  20. Teaching
  21. Data Analysis
  22. Student Development
  23. Student Affairs

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Christa Johnson's Organizations

  • National Council for University Research Administrators (NCURA)

    • October 2004 to Present

    - Workshop Faculty, NCURA 53rd National Meeting, scheduled 2011.
    - Panelist, NCURA 53rd National Meeting, scheduled 2011.
    - Workshop Faculty, Region IV Spring Meeting, 2011.
    - Workshop Faculty, NCURA 52nd National Meeting, 2010.
    - Chair, NCURA Region IV, 2010-2011.
    - Program Committee (Workshop Coordinator), NCURA Pre-Award Research Administration Conference (PRA) IV, 2010.
    - Chair Elect, NCURA Region IV, 2009-2010.
    - Program Committee, NCURA 51st National Meeting, 2009.
    - Program Co-Chair, NCURA Region IV, 2008.
    - Panelist, NCURA National Meeting, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008.
    - Site Selection Committee, NCURA Region IV, 2008.
    - Program Committee, NCURA 49th National Meeting, 2007.
    - Panelist, NCURA Region IV Meeting, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.
    - Region IV Webmaster, 2006-07.
    - Moderator, NCURA FRA National Meeting, 2007.
    - Program Committee, NCURA Region IV, 2007.
    - Other Board Member, NCURA Region IV, 2006-07.
    - Program Committee, NCURA Region IV, 2006.
    - Panelist, NCURA Region IV Meeting, 2006.
    - Concurrent Panel Organizer, NCURA National Meeting, 2006

Christa Johnson's Education

Stanford University

PhD, Humanities and German Studies


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