Dr. Lisa Johnson has been named interim vice president of academic affairs at Tusculum College. Johnson steps into the position previously held by Dr. Melinda Dukes who will be returning to the classroom as a member of the Tusculum College faculty. Dr. Johnson will serve in this capacity until August 11.
Dr. Johnson previously served Tusculum College as assistant vice president for academic affairs, as director of the School of Education and as assistant professor of education.
In her new role she will be responsible for facilitating academic affairs strategic planning goals and providing leadership as new academic programs are implemented.
“Dr. Johnson has contributed to the success of Tusculum College for many years in the various leadership and administrative roles she has held,” said Tusculum President Nancy B. Moody. “She has been part of a strong academic leadership team and extremely active in working with others to more fully engage students and faculty.”
Johnson, who holds a Bachelor of Science degree in special education from East Tennessee State University, also earned her master’s degree and doctorate of education, both in educational leadership and policy analysis, from ETSU.