Alicia Johnson, PhD

Women’s Center Director


Dr. Alicia Johnson has served as Director of the Women’s Center since July 2016. She serves as a campus representative for the Oshkosh Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) and the institutional representative for the Wisconsin Women in Higher Education Leadership. Some of her leadership and campus service commitments include co-leading the Culture of Respect Collective Campus Leadership Team; co-chairing the Gender Equity Council; serving as a Team Fellow for Soccer, an Equity Coordinator, and a S.A.F.E. trainer; and serving as a member on the Women’s and Gender Studies Steering Committee, Workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council, Title IX Committee, Inclusive Excellence Council, Intercollegiate Athletics Committee, and the Academic Support of Inclusive Excellence Advisory Group. Since her arrival on campus, 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 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.

In her personal time, Dr. Johnson serves on the Executive Board for Fit Oshkosh, is the Membership Vice President for the Oshkosh Branch of the American Association of University Women, is a member of the Food Justice Team for the Oshkosh Food Co-op, and is the caretaker for an adorable chiweenie named Miki.