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Waldo E. Johnson, Jr., Ph.D.

Board Member

Waldo E. Johnson, Jr. is a professor at the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy and Practice and serves as vice provost at the University of Chicago. As vice provost, he leads the university’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and faculty development. His scholarship examines male roles in families, communities and civil society broadly. He’s conducted research and is published widely on African American family formation and parenting: focusing on two areas: father involvement among urban nonresident African American fathers and how the urban environment affects African American adolescent and young adult men’s social role enactment and performance, their physical and mental health statuses.

Why Dr. Johnson serves on the board

I am dedicated to supporting efforts to eradicate food insecurity and related individual and structural challenges that impact public well-being.