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Carol Mushett Johnson, M.Ed., LMSW

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion
128 Seaton Center
(859) 257-4713

Carol Mushett Johnson is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Promotion. Prof. Mushett is a Licensed Master’s Social Worker in both Clinical and Macro areas, a Certified Child Custody Evaluator, and holds the forensic certification as a Certified Sentence Mitigation Specialist. Her specializations also include mental health and physical medicine rehabilitation, therapeutic recreation and play-based therapy, sport psychology, and clinical hypnosis.

Prior to coming to UK she served on the faculty of Brooklyn College, Georgia State University and Wayne State University. Also serving as the Director of the UK College of Education Global Center for Human Rights, and Peace through Education and Sport, Professor Mushett will oversee initiatives that promote international development, the rights of the child, social change, disaster relief, empowerment of women and girls, and inclusion of persons with disability.

Professor Mushett has successfully administered/conducted numerous international grants and/or cooperative agreements for the US Department of State, USAID, US Department of Health and Human Services, and the United Nations. Carol has worked extensively in the Near East, Africa, Asia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean. In the past decade alone, she has conducted major funded projects in Iran, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, Cameroon, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Russia, and Haiti. These projects have focused on issues related to human rights, inclusion of persons with disability, education, empowerment of women and girls, and economic development.

Prof. Mushett was elected by the assembly of nations as the Chairman of the Sports Council and Technical Officer for the International Paralympic Committee for two terms of office (1997-2005). She oversaw the administration/organization of global sport operations for the four International Paralympic Games and 13 Paralympic World Championships. She served on the Board of Trustees of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games as well as the International Olympic Committee Commission on Cultural and Olympic Education. Professor Mushett is a recipient of the Paralympic Order, the highest tribute awarded within the Paralympic Movement. It honors one who exemplifies the Paralympic ideals, made an extraordinary global contribution in Paralympic Sport and rendered outstanding service to the Paralympic cause.

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Research categories: Mental Health, Exercise Psychology, Disabilities, Gender Studies, Special Education, Rehabilitation Counseling