Rick Johnson is an Adjunct Professor at the George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management where he teaches Political Polling and Qualitative Methods. He is also the Managing Director of Lake Research Partners, one of the top Democratic polling firms in the country. Rick served on the Minnesota Chicano/Latino Affairs Council by appointment from Governor Jesse Ventura, was elected to the Illinois District 65 School Board, and was awarded Amnesty International's Ralph J. Bunche Fellowship. A native Chicagoan, he received his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed his graduate work in public policy at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy. He did additional graduate work at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School as a Wilson Fellow. Rick currently serves on the Board of Casa de Esperanza, a national leader in ending domestic violence in the Latino community, and the Board of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.
B.A., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign