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ATLANTA, GA – After a national search by AGB Search Firm, Morris Brown College is proud to welcome Dr. Anthony B. Johnson as its new provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs.
Dr. Kevin James, President of Morris Brown College said, “As we continue to work through the hard reset, we are thrilled to have Dr. Johnson. He has a wealth of experience in leading HBCU’s through accreditation, student progress, governance, fiscal stability, and academic affairs. I welcome him to my senior team to take Morris Brown College’s academic department and its programs to the next level in our storied history.”
Experience and leadership
Dr. Anthony Johnson brings to Morris Brown College extensive administrative experience having served at a broad range of higher education institutions, including HBCUs. This experience includes the development and implementation of accreditation and program review processes, procedures, assessment, and accountability measures. He most recently served as the Interim Vice President for Academic Affair and Chief Academic Officer at Philander Smith College, Little Rock, Arkansas; Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor at Grambling State University, Grambling, Louisiana; and, Associate Dean and Assistant Dean at Howard University’s School of Education, Washington, DC.
Moreover, Dr. Johnson served as the Assessment Coordinator and Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Grambling State University and served as a Distinguished Faculty Member in the Summer Teachers’ Institute sponsored by Florida International University.
Dr. Johnson’s experience with assessment and accreditation includes serving on visiting teams for The National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE) and Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). In addition to leading efforts to develop assessment systems that embrace both initial and advanced programs, his work has resulted in reaffirmation of accreditation.
Dr. Johnson attended University of Southern Mississippi and earned his bachelor’s degree in Counseling Psychology; a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Jackson State University, and a Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Special Education, Research & Statistics from Jackson State University. Dr. Johnson currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Institutes for Historically Underserved Students.
About Morris Brown College
Morris Brown College was founded by formerly enslaved religious leaders at Big Bethel AME Church in 1881, and it is the first college in Georgia to be owned and operated by African Americans. The iconic Fountain Hall and the current Morris Brown campus are where Dr. W.E.B. Du Bois wrote The Souls of Black Folk in 1903. Notable alumni include Alberta Williams King, mother of Martin Luther King, Jr., and James Alan McPherson, the first Black writer to win a Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.