Lynn Johnson Langer, Acting Dean
Lynn Johnson Langer, PhD, MBA, is Acting Dean of Advanced Academic Programs. Advanced Academic Programs has offered graduate degrees geared for working adults for more than 24 years, and it offers part-time and full-time degree and certificate programs in disciplines such as applied economics, biotechnology, communication, environmental studies, film, and government. In addition to offering flexible classes and online programs, AAP offers in-person classes in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Montgomery County.
Prior to becoming Acting Dean, Dr. Langer was Director of Enterprise, Entrepreneurship and International Programs which includes the Masters in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (MBEE), the MS in Biotechnology/MBA, the MS in Biotechnology (Enterprise concentration), and the Certificate in Biotechnology Enterprise.
Dr. Langer is on the National Directors Emeritus board and is President Emeritus of Women In Bio, an organization of professionals committed to fostering and encouraging entrepreneurship and career development of women active in the life science industry. She recently ended her governor-appointed term on the board of directors of the Maryland Technology Development Corporation.
She attended Tulane University and the University of Maryland for her undergraduate degree in microbiology. She later received her MBA from Johns Hopkins University and received the Stegman Award for academic excellence in Administrative Science. She received her PhD in Leadership and Change from Antioch University. Dr. Langer is also an International Coach Federation certified executive coach. She studied coaching at George Washington University and completed a graduate certificate in evidence-based coaching from the Fielding Graduate Institute.
Dr. Langer headed the sales and marketing department of several biotechnology companies before she founded BioPlan Associates, a management and marketing consulting firm. She has published over fifty articles and several book chapters mainly in business areas of biotechnology and biotechnology enterprise education including publishing in Nature Biotechnology. Dr. Langer has taught a variety of graduate courses in biotechnology and business.
Dr. Langer has taught among other courses, Leading Change in Biotechnology, Managing and Leading Biotechnology Professionals, Bioscience Communication, Emerging Issues in Biotechnology, Marketing Aspects of Biotechnology, and Proseminar in Biotechnology.