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Herbert Fisk Johnson Professorship in Environmental Studies

The Herbert Fisk Johnson Professorship in Environmental Studies was established in 1985 by Samuel C. Johnson and his wife, Imogene Johnson of Racine. It is named in honor of his father. Herbert Fisk Johnson was the grandson of Samuel Curtis Johnson, founder of Johnson Wax Company. He led the company to its present position as a world leader in the manufacture and marketing of wax, wax products and other products produced by the company. Samuel and Imogene Johnson were among the early supporters of UW-Green Bay and remained friends of the University over the years. Samuel passed away in 2004.

The award recognizes and gives support for a full professor who has demonstrated a productive commitment to scholarship and/or outreach and whose work exemplifies the spirit and mission of the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. The Johnson Professorship is designated for the areas of biological or physical environmental studies and/or policy studies to environmental issues.


2012 - Robert W. Howe
Degrees: Ph.D., Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S., Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.S., Biology , University of Notre Dame
Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Biology); Director of Cofrin Arboretum for Biodiversity

2009 - Denise L. Scheberle
Degrees: B.S., University of Wyoming
M.S., University of Wyoming
Ph.D., Colorado State University
Professor of Human Development and Psychology and Chair of Human Development

2004 - V.M. Ganga Nair
Degrees: B.S. Madras Christian (India)
M.S., Aligarh (India)
Ph.D., UW-Madison
Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Biology)

1998 - Michael D. Morgan
Degrees: B.A. Butler University
M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois
Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Biology)

1994 - Nancy J. Sell
Degrees: B.A. (chemistry and physics), Lawrence University
M.S. and Ph.D. (chemical physics), Northwestern University
M.S. (engineering) Institute of Paper Chemistry
Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Physics and Engineering), deceased

1989 - Hallett J. Harris
Degrees: B.A. (biology), Coe College
M.S. (wildlife ecology) and Ph.D. (zoology and animal ecology), Iowa State University
Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences (Biology)

1986 - Michael E. Kraft
Degrees: B.A. (political science) University of California, Riverside
M.A. and Ph.D. (political science), Yale University
Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs (Political Science)