Provost and Vice-President, Academic


Dr. Dennis Johnson
Provost and Vice-President, Academic 



Dr. Dennis Johnson is excited to lead Sask Polytech’s academic team, student services and applied research to continue to support students, business and industry in achieving their education and career goals with Sask Polytech. Under Dr. Johnson’s leadership Sask Polytech will continue to be innovative and collaborate with business and industry to empower students to be prepared for the opportunities of the future.

For the past decade Dr. Johnson has been dedicated to student success at Sask Polytech and has established his expertise in polytechnic education. His experience teaching, supporting faculty and serving students will guide him in his leadership role of Sask Polytech’s academic portfolio. Dr. Johnson’s career progressed with Sask Polytech (then SIAST) in 2008 as dean of Industrial Training, taking on increasingly senior roles including interim associate vice-president, Academic and Research and interim associate vice-president, Student Services. Most recently Johnson held the role of vice-president, Strategy and Business Development. Since completing a Red Seal trade qualification in Carpentry, he also completed a bachelor of education from Brock University, a master of education from Memorial University and a PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Saskatchewan.

Prior to joining Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Dr. Johnson began his academic career at Mohawk College as an instructor. He also instructed carpentry students at Okanagan University College and Thompson Rivers University, and developed programs at Thompson Rivers before moving to Saskatchewan.

Dr. Johnson invites business and industry leaders to contact him directly if they have any questions or ideas regarding programming and advancing Sask Polytech on a provincial and national stage.