Sheri Johnson, MSW

Sheri Johnson MSW

Director of Field Education
(707) 826-4452
Behavioral and Social Sciences 510c

Sheri started teaching part time at Humboldt State University in 1999 in the Department of Sociology while working full time as the project director for the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services Public Health Branch Domestic Violence Prevention Program from 1997 until 2004. For 13 years, Sheri worked in the management of a battered women’s program where she began as a crisis line worker in 1981. For ten years, Sheri co-instructed with law enforcement the domestic violence unit at the College of the Redwoods police academy.

For more than a decade, Sheri worked with a team of others to begin a new MSW graduate program at HSU. In October of 2007, the MSW program received its accreditation and reaccreditation in 2012. In January of 2004, Sheri was appointed the Director of Field Education in the Department of Social Work at HSU. Sheri's university committee appointments include Student Grievance Committee, Student Affairs Committee, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Prevention Committee, and the Sexual Assault Prevention Committee. Sheri was a member of the team who created the course “Actions to End Sexualized Violence.”

Sheri lives in Freshwater California with her companion of 29 years and her four adorable cats.

Sheri Johnson's area of practice has been in family violence education and domestic violence intervention and prevention. Sheri has extensive practice
experience in the field of domestic violence and was involved in both private, non-profit organizations and in public health.
Her community involvement includes founding board member for the Humboldt County Domestic Violence Coordinating Council (currently serving as Chair);
past Chair of the Whole Child Interagency Council, past co-chair of the Child Abuse Prevention Coordinating Council, and for the past 18 years, co-host of
K-HUM Stop the Violence ~ Start the Healing radio annual violence prevention education campaign. She is also on the advisory committee for the KHUM Stop
the Violence Fund. Sheri participates as a co-facilitator in domestic violence training for criminal justice, tribal, and community organizations.