Colette Johnson is the manager of strategic partnerships for Ithaka S+R. She supports our researchers develop new projects and initiatives, defines our strategy around priority growth areas, and helps our team make connections with partners and foundations. She has helped the development of projects on student access and success, community colleges, publishers and open access, digital preservation, diversity and inclusion in museums, and postsecondary prison education.

Prior to joining Ithaka S+R, Colette supported the development and implementation of multiple new initiatives, including the launch of a new grants program for the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH) focused on increasing access and inclusion for underrepresented and underserved communities, and the launch of a pilot workforce transition program for adult students with special needs.

Colette holds a PhD and MA in English from Princeton University, and a BA in art history and English from the University of California, Irvine. Her doctoral research offers a cultural history and critique of developmental psychology and psychological attachment in the twentieth century.