Dr. Alicia Johnson has served as Director of the Women’s Center at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh (UWO; USA) since July 2016. Some of her leadership and campus service commitments at UWO include co-chairing the Gender Equity Council; chairing the Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, co-leading the Culture of Respect Collective Campus Leadership Team; advising the Women’s Advocacy Council (WAC; student organization), serving as a Team Fellow for Soccer, an Equity Coordinator, a S.A.F.E. trainer, Senator on the Senate of Academic Staff, and Campus/University Representative for the Oshkosh Branch of the American Association of University Women; and serving as a member on the Women’s and Gender Studies Steering Committee, Workplace Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council, Title IX Committee, Beyond Equity Action Collective, Higher Education Diversity and Inclusion Team (Fond du Lac County), and the LGBTQ+ Resource Center’s Campus Pride Index and World AIDS Day Committees.
Since her arrival at UWO, Dr. Johnson, in collaboration with campus partners, has secured approximately $325,000 in internal and external funding from the UW Oshkosh Green Fund, American Association of University Women, and the Department of Justice’s Office on Violence Against Women. Dr. Johnson served on the Guest Editorial Board for the 2019 "#MeToo: Uncovering Sexual Harassment and Assault in Sport" special issue in the Journal of Clinical Sport Psychology.
Dr. Johnson has a Ph.D. in Sport Studies with a specialization in Socio-Cultural Studies, cognate in Cultural Anthropology, and certificates in Women’s Studies, Grant Writing and Proposal Development, and Graduate Teaching from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She also has a Master of Science in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Athletic Counseling from Springfield College (MA) and a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science with minors in Biology and Sports Medicine from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
In her personal time, Dr. Johnson serves as the President for the Oshkosh Branch of the American Association of University Women, volunteers with SEPO Zambia and Growing the Game for Girls (G3 Uganda), is a member of the Food Justice Team for the Oshkosh Food Co-op and is the caretaker for two adorable Chihuahuas named Rosie (after Rosie the Riveter) and Punky.