Meet Rahman Johnson

Rahman Johnson is a professor of journalism and communications at Edward Waters University, the oldest private institution of higher education in Florida. Rahman was born and raised in Jacksonville. He graduated with honors from Jean Ribault High School, and holds degrees from Edward Waters University, Seton Hall University, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Jackson State University.

Rahman has worked as a radio and television personality for stations across the country. With more than 25 years in media, he has been a TV News Anchor, host , radio on-air personality, newspaper columnist, reporter, and marketing and communications director. In all of his work, Rahman continues to be passionate about giving back through volunteerism and service. He was appointed by the City Council to the Jacksonville Civil Rights Task Force, the Downtown DevelopmentAuthority LaVilla Gateway Project Steering Committee and has served on the boards of: Mimi and Lee Adams Environmental Awards, the Thurgood Marshall AchieversSociety, and the Sickle Cell Disease Association.

Rahman is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, Kappa Alpha PsiFraternity, Inc., SAG/AFTRA, The Urban League, the National Association of BlackJournalists, the American Association of University Professors, and The UnitedNations Association of the United States.  Rahman also served as a Stakeholder for the Jacksonville Insight Process and was an organizer of the Jacksonville Community Council Forum for the Future. 

Rahman is also an award-winning author. His poetry collection Living, Loving, Letting Go was named book of the year by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association. He hosts The Rahman Experience podcast and continues to perform and lecture spreading a message of self-actualization and cultural understanding.