Dr. Anthony B. Johnson

Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

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.

The Provost & Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (PSVPAA) serves as Chief Academic Officer for the College. The Provost is the most senior member of the President’s Executive Cabinet and primarily responsible for defining and implementing strategies to advance the Morris Brown College (MBC) strategic plan, research, academic objectives identified in the strategic plan, and education mission. This office is responsible for the implementation of the College’s instructional programs and is the direct supervisor for development of the faculty. The PSVPAA ensures that MBC’s greatest priorities are academic excellence and student success. The PSVPAA leads the Colleges’ commitment to programmatic, pedagogical, and scholarly excellence and innovation across the programs in achievement of the mission of the College.

Dr. Anthony 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 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.