Johanna Vakkari (Ph.D., docent) has long-running experience of working as a teacher, researcher and employee within university administration. She has worked as a coordinator at the Academy of Fine Arts since 2011, and in 2018, she was appointed vice dean in charge of teaching. She has also acted as deputy dean.
Between 2014 and 2016, she worked as the head of the Arts & Culture Programme at the Finnish Institute in London. Vakkari has taught art history for over 25 years and written several publications in her own fields of expertise.
Vakkari is the vice dean in charge of teaching at the Academy of Fine Arts from 1 June 2018 until 31 May 2021.