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Spelman College Provost

Pamela E. Scott-Johnson, Ph.D., C’82, is the new provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Spelman. Prior to returning to Spelman, she served as the provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs at Monmouth University in West Long Branch, New Jersey.

Pamela Scott JohnsonFrom 2016-2022, she served as the dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences at California State University Los Angeles. From 2013-2016, she served as the interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts. She is the former chairperson, professor of psychology and founding director of the Psychometrics Graduate Program at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.

Dr. Scott-Johnson earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and graduated magna cum laude from Spelman in 1982, and a Master of Arts and Doctorate in Psychology and Neuroscience from Princeton University in 1984 and 1989, respectfully.

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Chandra Byrd Chambliss, C'2012
Special Assistant to the Provost
Office of the Provost
Spelman College
350 Spelman Lane, S.W.,
Box 1209
Atlanta, GA 30314-4399

404-270-5021 Office
404-270-5028 Fax

Campus Location
Rockefeller Hall, Room 106

Congratulations, Tenured and Promoted Faculty!

The Office of the Provost and the entire Spelman College community would like to recognize and congratulate its recently tenured and promoted faculty: Kai McCormack, Luis González-Barrios, Mentewab Ayalew, Patricia Ventura, Ph.D., Sarah RudeWalker and Tiffany Oliver for their excellence in teaching, scholarship and research. 

Presidential Faculty Awards at Spelman

Spelman College President Helene Gayle recently honored several faculty members with presidential awards for their commitment to scholarship, excellence and mentoring. Celebrate Spelman's stellar faculty for their dedication!

Excellence in Scholarship
  • Danielle Dickens, Ph.D., Psychology
  • Na'taki Osborne Jelks, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Environmental and Health Sciences
Excellence in Teaching
  • Unislawa Williams, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Political Science
  • Celeste Lee, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Sociology and Anthropology
Excellence in Mentoring
  • Nicole Taylor, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Education
Excellence in Service
  • Dorian Brown Crosby, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Political Science

Teaching Excellence Award, Vulcan Materials Company Award

  • Fernanda Guida, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Portuguese, World Languages and Cultures

Division Chairs

Division Chairs are nominated or self-nominated from tenured faculty at large. Learn more about the College's division chairs and the majors, minors and programs they oversee.

Faculty Leaders

Faculty Affairs

Faculty Affairs celebrates the academic achievements of faculty and provides workshops for professional development.

Supporting Faculty


The office of the provost staff helps provide leadership, support, and services to the students and faculty.

Visit the Office of the Provost Staff


Units Reporting to the Provost

The provost reports directly to the president and oversees several academic areas.

Educational Divisions