Barbara J. Johnson Will Be the Next Dean of Perimeter College at Georgia State University

Barbara J. Johnson has been named the next dean of Perimeter College at Georgia State University, effective February 12.

“As a first-generation college graduate, I am honored and excited to join Georgia State University, a national leader in social mobility and closing equity gaps,” Dr. Johnson said. “I look forward to partnering with faculty, staff, students, and community partners to facilitate the success of students in and out of the classroom.“

Dr. Johnson currently serves as executive vice president and provost at Talladega College in Alabama, where she oversees the college’s academic affairs, including the institution’s academic mission, teaching, research, and service. Prior to joining Talladega College in 2022, Dr. Johnson served as vice president for academic affairs and professor of student services administration at Arkansas Tech University. She has also held faculty appointments and leadership positions at several institutions, including Northern Illinois University, the University of New Orleans, Vanderbilt University, and Volunteer State Community College.

Dr. Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Winston-Salem State University in North Carolina. She earned an MBA from Ohio State University and a Ph.D. in education and human development with an emphasis in higher education administration from Vanderbilt University in Nashville.

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