Morris Brown College recently announced that it has selected Dr. Anthony B. Johnson as its new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.

The Historically Black College and University (HBCU) found Johnson through a nationwide search conducted by AGB Search, a company that specializes in finding leadership for higher education.

“As we continue to work through the hard reset, we are thrilled to have Dr. Johnson,” said Dr. Kevin James, president of Morris Brown College. “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.”

Johnson brings to Morris Brown College extensive administrative experience having served at a broad range of higher education institutions including HBCU’s.

This experience includes the development and implementation of accreditation and program review processes, procedures, assessment, and accountability measures.

He attended the 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.

Johnson currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Institutes for Historically Underserved Students.

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, 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.

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 the reaffirmation of accreditation.

Dr. Anthony Johnson, Morris Brown College's new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (Courtesy/Morris Brown College)

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