Dr. Bethany Johns specializes in bringing people together to advance the progress of science for the benefit of public, academic, and private enterprise.
Dr. Johns has a broad spectrum of policy expertise on issues regarding science and innovation, preeminently in space-NASA, science and technology, energy, environment, agriculture, and education. Results include managing a Congressional science caucus; creating and managing a growing federal and local grassroots advocacy program; successfully leading a coalition, working with Congressional leaders, and drafting legislation to secure millions of federal dollars.
Dr. Johns is experienced in administering tailored, nuanced strategies to educate, inform and constructively influence policy and policy-makers for many organizations, which includes:
Project consultant for the Supporters of Agriculture Research (SoAR) on a multimillion-dollar strategic plan to unify diverse research communities to effectively influence Congress and policy makers.
Manage government relations and communications for three organizations: American Society of Agronomy, Crops Science Society of America, and the Soil Science Society of America, over 18,000 scientists in university, industry, and government, 12,500 Certified Crop Advisers (CCA), and 781 Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS).
Consult with Commercial Spaceflight Federation, the premier trade association of over 40 businesses at the forefront of commercial aerospace to identify new business in the scientific research sector.
Direct government relations for the American Astronomical Society, the major organization of professional astronomers, planetary scientists, and solar scientists in North America with over 7000 members.
Dr. Johns obtained her Ph.D. and Masters in Physics from Clemson University with an emphasis in policy studies and a B.A. in Physics from Kenyon College.