CHAIR: Erica Johnson combines business acumen and an in-depth understanding of complex networking technology to direct the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). In this capacity, Erica oversees all aspects of the testing services the UNH-IOL offers for more than 20 unique data networking and storage technologies. Erica’s strategic management of these services includes relationships with industry forums, high-profile test events and UNH-IOL operations.
In recognition of ability to drive technical innovation, Fierce Telecom named Erica to the publication’s 2011 Women in Wireline. Furthermore, in 2010, UNH awarded Erica the UNH Women’s Commission Stephanie Thomas Staff Award in honor of her achievements in promoting and embodying the advancement of women in the sciences. Widely recognized as an industry leader, Erica was appointed co-editor of the Network Testing Series for IEEE Communications Magazine in 2010. In addition, she serves as an IPv6 Ready Logo Regional Officer, IPv6 Forum Fellow and USGv6 Test Program lead.
In her role within the University of New Hampshire, Erica engages daily with industry leaders, members of the local community, faculty and students. She is an advisor for the UNH Broadband Center of Excellence (BCoE), a Director of the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences (CEPS) Alumni Society Board, and participates on the Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board and the Computer Science Advisory Board. Erica takes great pride in using her entrepreneurial and technical skills to train the workforce’s next generation of engineers, and often supports university researchers with grant proposals.
Erica received her Master of Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire in 2011, and received a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, also from the University of New Hampshire, in 2001. She joined the UNH-IOL in 1999 as an undergraduate student in Computer Science.