Jay Johnson, professor emeritus of wood and paper science, is a part-time faculty member of the School of Environmental and Forest Science. He currently teaches a two quarter calculus sequence offered by the Center for Quantitative Science which is intended for students in biology or resource management curriculums. Prior to his retirement, he specialized in the physical and mechanical properties of wood, as well as wood and paper products, at the University of Washington for more than 25 years. He was employed by the Weyerhaeuser Co. as a research scientist and his first professional position was with Virginia Tech University as an assistant professor. He obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Washington, a master’s degree from Syracuse University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. He was born and raised in Northern Minnesota.