Josie R. Johnson Human Rights and Social Justice Award

The Josie R. Johnson Award was established to recognize Dr. Josie R. Johnson’s lifelong contributions to human rights and social justice both within and beyond her tenure at the University of Minnesota. The purpose of this award is to honor University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students who exemplify Dr. Johnson’s commitment to creating respectful and inclusive living, learning, and working environments.

Please direct questions regarding the nominations process to Barbara Chapin (

2019 Recipients

Congratulations to Rachel Hardeman!

Assistant Professor in the Division of Health Policy & Management in the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.

Congratulations to Richard Lee!

Distinguished McKnight University Professor in the Department of Psychology in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota.