Dr. Dennis Johnson is a celebrated Jamaican sprinter. His track and field specialty was the 100 yard dash in which he equalled the then world record of 9.3s. Johnson was a student at Calabar High School and he later went on to San Jose University in the United States of America.
Dr. Johnson returned to Jamaica later in life and he launched the sports programme at the then College of Arts Science and Technology (CAST), now known as the University of Technology (UTech). Dr. Johnson’s work has also led him to be recognised by the government of the United States. He was awarded with a United States House of Representatives Proclamation from the office of US Congresswoman, Yvette D. Clarke; A New York State Assembly Citation from the office of Assemblyman, N. Nick Perry and a New York City Council Citation from the office of Council Member, Jumaane D. Williams.
Dr. Johnson received the Order of Distinction from the Jamaican government in recognition of service in Sports and Arts in 2001.