Michele Johnson has chaired the School of Health, Education and Human Services since May 2006 after serving as interim dept. chair from December 2005 until her promotion.
She began her career at Owens Community College in January 2001 as a part-time criminal justice instructor. She was hired full time as a criminal justice instructor in August 2001 and taught most of the criminal justice courses, but her favorites were Crime Scene Processing and Criminology for Police and Corrections.
Before her career at Owens Community College, she served as a Police Officer with the Toledo Police Department. She worked the patrol unit on various shifts and different areas of Toledo, the communications center, Community Affairs and the Planning and Research department.
A graduate of the Owens Community College Leadership Academy, Johnson received the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Award in 2005 and 2006. She also has received the Outstanding Crime Prevention Unit award from the State of Ohio, the Professional Service Award and the Mayor's Award of Excellence for teamwork.
She attended Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., and earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice in 1987. She completed her Master of Criminal Justice Administration from Tiffin University in Tiffin, Ohio, in 1999 and currently is pursuing her Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration at the University of Toledo in Toledo, Ohio.
Johnson resides in Perrysburg Township.