Cynthia Jean Johnson

Honored by:Howard P. Johnson
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Cynthia Johnson was born in Ames, Iowa and attended Ames High School. In 1976 she received a B.S. degree in Journalism with a related science minor and a B.A. degree in English from Iowa State University. In 1979 she received a M.Sc. degree from the University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, England.

Cynthia graduated from ISU with distinction in the honors program and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. She was a Phi Kappa Phi graduate scholarship recipient.

She received Honorable Mention for poetry published in Lyrical Iowa, was editor of Sketch at ISU, wrote a weekly column for the Ames Daily Tribune (1976) and published miscellaneous work in the Palimpsest, Iowa State Historical Society and in the Des Moines Register. In England she has published articles in the Financial Times, Guardian, Energy Manager, and Coal and Energy Quarterly.

In 1974-75 Cynthia was a University Year-for-Action volunteer at Iowa State, and in 1976-77 was Editor of the Iowa Energy Bulletin, Iowa Energy Policy Council. During 1979-80 she was Extension Energy Program Assistant, Extension Service, ISU. During 1980-81 she was Fellow, Science Policy Research Unit, University of Sussex, England and a Visiting Fellow to Energy Systems Group, Roskilde, Denmark.

After a brief term as a free lance writer she was employed by Reuters of London in 1982. At Reuters she held various positions including, in order, News Desk Correspondent, Financial Reporting Unit (London), Financial Correspondent (Paris), Editor Reuter's World in Corporate Relations, Science and Technology Correspondent for Europe and North Africa and Editor on the Equities Desk (London).

Cynthia’s personal interests are music, travel, swimming, hiking, and reading.

Submitted on 10/26/94