City Court judge named Minett Professor

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Teresa Johnson

Rochester City Court Judge Teresa Johnson has been named RIT’s 2011–2012 Minett Professor. Johnson, who has served in the Rochester City Court for more than 20 years, will serve as an adjunct faculty member in RIT’s College of Liberal Arts for one academic year.

Established in 1991, Minett appointees are distinguished Rochester-area minority professionals from business, government and nonprofit organizations. Minett Professors share their professional knowledge and experience as adjunct faculty, program leaders or coordinators of special projects.

Since 2007, Johnson has been a supervising judge for Rochester City Court and an acting county court judge. In addition to her administrative responsibilities, she presides over a regular civil and criminal calendar. She also brings previous experience serving the Rochester Drug Treatment and Monroe County Mental Health Courts. Johnson was recently re-elected to a third, 10-year term.