Beth Anne Johnson serves as the Associate Director for the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) Program in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Science at Clemson University. Since the program’s establishment in 1995, the WISE program has helped thousands of women successfully gain employment in male dominated industries. This award-winning program pairs first year, female-identifying students with female upperclassman to guide the young women in their college experience. While teaching essential skills alongside academics, Beth Anne helps educate and prepare women to pursue and secure successful careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematical (STEM) fields through outreach, recruitment, and college support.
As a social scientist and researcher, Beth Anne explores female identity and leisure. Currently, she is investigating female leisure spaces in male dominated sports. She finds that her research interests better prepare her to coach young women in crafting their understanding of self, their worth and their relation to the world.