Anne M. Petty Johnson is the director of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences External Programming. She has been with the office since 2000. Anne is a Northern Illinois University alumna where she earned a bachelor's degree in history with an emphasis on Southern Progressivism and a master's degree in Adult Continuing Education with an emphasis on volunteerism and gerontological education. She is a recipient of the 1998 Best Gender/Race Study at the Phi Alpha Theta, Northern Regional Conference, held at Wheaton College and a 1998 Northern Illinois University, Department of History Senior Capstone Paper for "Solving the South's 'Race Question' in Black and White: The Southern Sociological Congress and Southern Progressivism, 1911-1920," and received a Golden Key Award in 1997. Anne is also a contributing author in Report of the Fermilab Oral History Project (1998). Currently, Anne is pursuing graduate certificates in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Studies and Women's Studies.
Anne is the faculty advisor for Prism, NIU's student LGBT organization, an NIU Ally volunteer, a 2012 recipient of an NIU Ally Award, a faculty affiliate for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies program, a member of the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and teaches UNIV 201: University Transfer Experience. Anne is a commissioner on the Presidential Commission on the Status of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and serves as chair of the programming committee. She is a Supportive Professional Staff council member and serves on the Workplace Issues committee and the Campus Parking Appeals committee. Anne is a board member and facilitator for the Student Conduct Board and is trained to hear/facilitate Title IX cases. Her professional memberships include the National Council for Social Studies, the Illinois Council for Social Studies, the Illinois Council on Continuing Higher Education, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Finally, Anne is certified in Mental Health First Aid by Linden-Oaks Hospital, a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), DeKalb-Kane-Kendall chapter, and co-facilitates a family support group every month in DeKalb.
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