"UCF's Transformative Impact on the Defense Industry" - NDIA/WID Central Florida, July 20, 2023

  • July 20, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Central Florida Tech Grove

    12809 Science Drive
    Orlando, Florida 32826
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The University of Central Florida (UCF) was founded 60 years ago to meet the research and workforce needs of our defense and space industries.  Those two industries remain key drivers of UCF's impactful research, top-ranked academics, industry partnerships, and talent pipeline.  Ranked as one of America's most Innovative universities, UCF continues to innovate in all areas.  The recently released five-year plan - "Unleashing Potential" - lays out ambitious goals for research, student growth,  academic programs, corporate partnerships, community engagement, and impact.  It identifies five key strategic focus areas all highly relevant to the human performance and readiness of our nation's military.  Join us to meet UCF Provost Michael Johnson and hear about your hometown university's high-impact role in our nation's defense industry.  


Dr. Michael D. Johnson is the provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at the University of Central Florida.


As UCF’s chief academic officer, his main responsibility is to further UCF’s development as a major public metropolitan research university that is dedicated to the success of students of all backgrounds.  He leads UCF's academic programs and initiatives across 13 colleges which serve more than 72,000 students and support more than 3,000 teaching and research faculty. He also oversees UCF’s multiple campuses, research centers, and institutes. In addition, he manages UCF’s academic operating budget in collaboration with the president’s office, vice presidents, deans, and other academic leaders.


Dr. Johnson joined UCF in 1990 and served from 2011 to 2020 as dean of the College of Sciences, where he is a professor in the Department of Physics. His other roles at UCF have included chairing the University Budget Committee and Budget Redesign Committee and serving on the UCF Master Planning and IT Strategic Governance Committees.


As a scholar, his research is in theoretical condensed matter physics, including nonequilibrium high-current transport in nanodevices, quantum statistical mechanics of integrable systems, fractional statistics, and pattern formation in complex fluids. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Virginia.


Meeting agenda:

11:00 am - Registration and check-in

11:30 am - Welcome and introductions

11:50 am- Provost Michael D. Johnson, Provost, UCF

1230 pm - Lunch served

01:00 pm - Meeting adjourns








Date & Time

Thu, Jul 20, 2023 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Venue Details

Central Florida Tech Grove

12809 Science Drive
Orlando, Florida 32826 Central Florida Tech Grove
NDIA Central Florida Chapter

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