Marina Johnson

Assistant Professor of Analytics
Information Management/Business Analytics
Montclair State University
Drexel University

Dr. Marina Johnson completed her Ph.D. at The State University of New York, Binghamton in Industrial and System Engineering with a concentration in Data Mining and Machine Learning. During her Ph.D., she focused on computational statistics and metaheuristic optimization in the health informatics field.

Before becoming an academic, Dr. Johnson has worked at various companies in the industry, including Bosch, Hugo Boss, and Comcast. During her industry experience, she extensively used optimization, simulation, and predictive modeling tools.

Dr. Johnson also held a faculty position at the University of Dayton (UD), where she became the coordinator of the Statistical Process Control Minor. At the UD, Professor Johnson collaborated with other researchers across the campus on several grants (e.g., predicting listeria contamination and modeling refrigerant migration).



Dr. Johnson's research interests lie in the area of applications of machine learning and optimization, ranging from marketing analytics to health informatics. Using active learning and entrepreneurial mindset learning principles, Marina continuously explores educational technology tools to increase student learning outcomes.

Dr. Johnson enjoys traveling, hiking, and doing yoga. She loves to listen to NPR news as well as Audible. Her favorite football team is the Philadelphia Eagles. Marina is Greek - Armenian, so her favorite cuisine is the Mediterranean. She also likes Indian, Chinese, and Mexican cuisines as well.

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