I am pleased to welcome you to the Division of Academic Affairs and Research at Texas Southern University. The Provost serves as the chief academic officer of the university reporting directly to the President.

The Provost also has administrative oversight for research/scholarly activities, Libraries/Museums, Student Success Services and Institutional Assessment, Planning and Effectiveness on campus. Academic programs are offered in ten colleges and schools: College of Liberal Arts and Behavioral Sciences, Jesse H. Jones School of Business, College of Education, College of Continuing Education, The Graduate School, Thurgood Marshall School of Law, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, School of Science and Technology, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs and the School of Communications.

Together, these colleges and schools offer 53 baccalaureate degree programs, 36 master’s degree programs, three Doctor of Philosophy degree programs and three professional doctoral degrees in education, law and pharmacy. The wide variety of academic program offerings gives our diverse student body an excellent opportunity to learn from over 500 full-time dedicated faculty.

You are welcome to explore our academic programs of study and to contact my office if the need arises. Thank you.

*Dr. Lillian B. Poats – professor in the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations, and former dean of the College of Education – will serve as acting provost, effective June 22, 2021. 

Division of Academic Affairs and Research Organizational Chart
Opening Faculty Meeting Archive

Dean's Profile
Title Name Email (713)313-
Interim Provost/Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Lillian B. Poats 1133
Executive Assistant to the Provost

Cynthia Williams 1136
Interim Associate Provost/Associate Vice President for Academic and Faculty Affairs

Dwalah.Brown-Fisher, Ed.D 7272
Interim Associate Provost / Associate Vice President for Research

Omonike Arike Olaleye, Ph.D.


Assistant Provost,
Academics & Executive Director, TSU Online


Executive Director, Curriculum & Graduation Initiatives

Dr. Derrick Manns  1133
Executive Director of Provost of Business Services

Charles Henry 4343
Student Ombudsperson

Lori LaBrie 7040
Faculty Ombudsperson

Carlton Perkins, Ph.D 7187
Executive Director of Library Services

Ms. Haiying Li 7885
Executive Director of the Office of Continuing Education

Melanie Lawson, Ph.D. 7762
Director of Center for Online Education and Instructional Teaching

Remi Ademola 4835
Dean, Thurgood Marshall School of Law

Joan R.M. Bullock, JD 1069
Interim Dean, College of Education

Dr. Bernnell Peltier-Glaze, Ed.D. 7978
College of Liberal Arts & Behavioral Sciences

Needha-Boutte Queen, Ph.D. 1329
Dean, College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences

Rashid Mosavin, Ph.D. 7381
Interim Dean, College of Science, Engineering, and Technology

Azime S. Saydam. Ph.D. 7007
Dean, Jesse H. Jones School of Business

David Yen, Ph.D. 7987
Interim Dean, School of Communication

Rockell Brown–Burton, Ph.D. 4312
Dean, Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs

George Kieh, Ph.D. 3326
Dean, The Graduate School

Gregory H. Maddox, Ph.D. 7889
Dean, Thomas F. Freeman Honors College

Dianne Jemison-Pollard, Ed.D., MFA 6720