An Interview with Dr. Pamela Scott-Johnson

This Week in Black History, Society, and Culture

Sep 6 2021 • 48 mins

In this first episode of season three, Dr. Hettie V. Williams is in conversation with Dr. Pamela Scott-Johnson about her journey in higher education as an African American woman academic and administrator. Dr. Scott-Johnson is the first Black woman Provost of Monmouth University. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in psychology and neuroscience from Princeton University; and her B.A. from Spelman College. Scott-Johnson has vast experience working in higher education including administrative positions at Morgan State University where she served as interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and, more recently, California State University, Los Angeles where she was Dean of the College of Natural and Social Sciences where she led the largest college. Scott-Johnson worked as a research scientist for Kraft General Foods as an expert in taste and smell before entering academia. She has published widely in academic journals and has served as principal investigator on multiple grants securing more than 5 million dollars in funding.