Glen Johnson Emeritus Professor

1972 Ph.D., University of Iowa
1964 M.S., Winona State University
1960 B.S., Winona State University

Dr. Johnson’s research interests have focused on body composition and human performance. He was a major contributor to the Midwest Wrestling Study, a ten year research study which validated a body composition equation that predicts a safe wrestling weight for high school wrestlers. This technique is now used by over 50,000 high school wrestlers per year and will soon be mandated for all states. He has contributed to over 100 refereed publications and research presentations and is currently the co-editor of the textbook “Introduction to Exercise Science” with colleagues Dr. Terry and Dr. Dona Housh. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal for Strength and Conditioning Research.

Dr. Johnson is a Fellow in the American College of Sports Medicine and a Research Consortium Fellow in the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. He has received the Honor Award from the Nebraska Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance as well as seven UNL Parents Association Awards for contributions to students.

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
1997, Athletic Hall of Fame, Winona State University1990-1992, 1994, 1996-1997, 2000, Recognition award for contributions to students, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Parents Association1996, Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers1989, Distinguished Alumni Award, Winona State University1986, Research Consortium Fellow, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance1984, Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine1981, Distinguished Teaching Award, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1979, State Honor Award, Nebraska Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
1991 to present, Full Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1977-1991, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln1971-1976, Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1965-1971, Teaching Assistant, Department of Physical Education, University of Iowa1964-1965, Physical Education, Assistant Coach, football and wrestling , Larkin High School, Elgin, Illinois 1962-1964, Teaching Assistant, Department of Biology, Assistant Coach, football and wrestling, Winona State University1960-1962, Science and Physical Education, Head Coach, wrestling and track, Assistant Coach, football, Chatfield High School, Chatfield, Minnesota
American College of Sports Medicine, FellowAmerican Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Research Consortium FellowNebraska Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and DanceJournal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Editorial Review Board Member