Gloria J. Gibson was named senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Morgan State University in Baltimore. She will begin her new job on January 5. In accepting the appointment, Dr. Gibson said: “Morgan is an institution of committed faculty, staff, and students. The opportunity to be a member of the Morgan family and to build on its historic success is exhilarating.”
Morgan State University President David Wilson stated that “we were looking for an individual who is energetic, visionary and transformational, who can work with us to take this university to the next level of academic excellence and preeminence. I believe Dr. Gibson will be able to carry out that charge. She is a good fit for Morgan.”
Dr. Gibson has been serving as a professor of communications studies at the University of Northern Iowa. She served as executive vice president and provost at the university until June of this year. Before joining the faculty at the University of Northern Iowa, Dr. Gibson was a professor and dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Arkansas State University. Earlier in her career, she taught at Indiana University in Bloomington.
Professor Gibson holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville. She earned a Ph.D. in folklore from Indiana University. Dr. Gibson is the co-author of Frame by Frame II: A Filmography of the African American Image, 1978-1994 (Indiana University Press, 1997).