Brian Johnson Named the Seventh President of Tuskegee University

Brian Johnson has been chosen as only the seventh president in the 133-year history of Tuskegee University in Alabama. He will take office on June 15. Currently, Dr. Johnson is the interim vice president for strategic planning and institutional effectiveness and assistant vice provost/assistant vice president for academic affairs at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee.

Before coming to APSU in January 2010, Johnson was associate professor of English at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he also had served as associate vice president of academic affairs.

Dr. Johnson is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University. He holds a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and a Ph.D. in English from the University of South Carolina. He is the author of Du Bois on Reform: Periodical-based Leadership for African Americans (AltaMira Press, 2005) and W.E.B. Du Bois: Toward Agnosticism (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008).

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