Ken Johnson, Ph.D.


Ken Johnson, Ph.D., FASAHP, FACHE

board of directors candidate

Current Position:

Associate Dean and Professor, Dumke College of Health Professions
Weber State University
3875 Stadium Way Dept. 3901
Ogden, UT 84408-3901


I began my active membership in ASAHP 10+ years ago when I first became the associate dean of our college. I also served, for a short time, as interim dean and that gave me the opportunity, in those days, to attend “deans only” meetings to get significant help in that role. ASAHP for me is an organization of friends and colleagues with similar programs, facing similar challenges. I find ASAHP especially valuable in networking and gathering great ideas. I have often returned from ASAHP meetings with concepts I can use immediately.

Ideally, ASAHP should be about how we can work together and learn from each other to make our colleges and programs better, and our jobs more manageable. This also includes working together to promote our programs nationally through work with our federal and state governments, working with our affiliated associations, and increasing our membership.

I have served at many levels for ASAHP and this is just the next level of involvement. I believe my experience with ASAHP and with a number of other associations will be useful. I’m not one to sit quietly in the roles I’m given. I will be actively involved if elected.

ASAHP Activities:

Activity I: I have represented ASAHP on the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force since 2008. We meet twice a year in Washington, D.C.

Activity II: I was a facilitator/instructor of the ASAHP Leadership Academy from 2009-2014, completing it myself in 2007.

Activity III: I served on the ASAHP Elections Committee from 2010-2013.

Activity IV: I served as teh chair of the New Services and Innovation Committee the past two years.

Activity V: I am a fellow of ASAHP.

Other relevant experience:

Experience I: I have been a member of the Board of the Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration (AUPHA) since 2010 and served as its chair in 2013.

Experience II: I am currently the president of the National Association of Local Boards of Health and have been a member of its board since 2013.

Experience III: I serve on a number of committees for the state of Utah related to population health.

Experience IV: I have served on the Utah Hospital Association Workforce Taskforce since 2003.