Josie R. Johnson Award recipients

The Josie R. Johnson Award was established in honor of Dr. Josie R. Johnson's lifelong contributions to human rights and social justice. The award honors University of Minnesota faculty, staff, and students who, through their principles and practices, exemplify Dr. Johnson’s standard of excellence in creating respectful and inclusive living, learning, and working environments.
 

Josie R. Johnson Award recipient history

2015
Teddie Potter
Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Inclusivity and Diversity
School of Nursing

Uzoma Abakporo
M.P.H. Candidate
Public Health Administration and Policy, School of Public Health

2014
Priscilla Gibson
Associate Professor
School of Social Work, College of Education and Human Development

Daniel Nidzgorski
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior, College of Biological Sciences

2013
Nate Whittaker
Academic Advisor & Instructor
TRiO Student Support Services, College of Education and Human Development (CEHD)

2012
Mark Bellcourt
Coordinator of Access to Success in the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences (CFANS)
Senior academic advisor in the College of Education and Human Development (CEHD)

Lolla Mohammed Nur
Undergraduate student
Political science and journalism major, with a minor in African American and African studies

Yodit Tesfaye
Undergraduate student
Global studies major, with a minor in Spanish with a Human Rights, Social Justice and International Development emphasis

2011
Lesa M. Covington Clarkson
Associate professor
College of Education and Human Development, Curriculum and Instruction Department, Mathematics Education

Mustafa Jumale
Undergraduate student
Sociology major, with a minor in African-American and African Studies

2010
Jeanne F. Ayers
Director of Nursing and Preventive Services
Boynton Health Service

Hana Worku
Undergraduate student
Individually Designed Major: Race and Activism, Global Studies, Political Science, and Spanish

2009
Susana Pelayo-Woodward
Director, Office of Cultural Diversity
University of Minnesota-Duluth

2008
Ananya Chatterjea
Associate Professor and Director of Dance
Department of Theatre Arts and Dance, College of Liberal Arts

Ross Neely
Graduate student, Social Justice Education, College of Continuing Education

2007
Helen Kivnick, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Social Work, College of Education and Human Development

2006
Grant M. Anderson
Housing and Residential Life

Ora Hokes
Graduate student, College of Education and Human Development

2005
Nan A. Skelton
Fellow, Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

Samuel O. Adegoke
Undergraduate student, Carlson School of Management

2004
Rose M. Brewer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
African American and African Studies Department

Juan C. Moreno
Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
University of Minnesota Extension Service

Oliver J. Williams, Ph.D.
Professor
School of Social Work

Frederic W. Smith, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Community Development Programs
Center for Urban and Regional Affairs
Hubert H. Humphrey Center

L. Jacqueline Cottingham-Zierdt, JD
Associate to the Director
Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action
 
Robert A. Frame
Graduate student
History Department

Jennifer Fischer
Law School

2003
Amos Deinard
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics

Christopher Dolan
Graduate student
Hubert Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

2002
Janet McNeill Hively
College of Continuing Education
Senior Fellow and Coordinator, Vital Aging Initiative

Stephanie Chrismon
University of Minnesota, Morris
Undergraduate Student

Tinisha Johnson
University of Minnesota, Morris
Undergraduate student

2001
Lisa Albrecht
Associate Professor
General College

Juliana Pegues
Undergraduate student
College of Continuing Education

2000
John Wallace
Professor
College of Liberal Arts

Anne Cocalis
Undergraduate student
College of Liberal Arts

1999
David V. Taylor
Dean
General College

Jacquelyn J. Geier
Graduate student
Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs

1998
Val Woodward
Professor
College of Biological Sciences

Cheryl Robertson
Doctoral student
School of Nursing