Traki Taylor-Webb, Ph.D.
Dr. Taylor-Webb is the Dean (and Professor) of the College of Education at Bowie State University, the oldest historically Black institution in Maryland and one of the oldest in the nation. She recently returned to Maryland having served as Associate Dean for the School of Education and Human Services at the University of Michigan-Flint.
Dr. Taylor-Webb, a native of Providence, Rhode Island, moved to Maryland at a young age. She completed a Bachelor of Science in special education at Coppin State College as a distinguished Ronald E. McNair Scholar and then the Master of Arts and Ph.D. degrees in educational policy studies with an emphasis in the history of education from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. An educational historian, Dr. Taylor-Webb’s research has focused on the history of African American women’s education, specifically African American women school founders. Her many publications have appeared in the prestigious Oxford Encyclopedia of Women in World History, as well as in several referred journals including, African American Women and the Bible, The Journal of African American History, the American Educational History Journal, and the Journal of Midwest History of Education Society. A much sought-after speaker, Dr. Taylor-Webb has presented in over 40 professional fora.
Dean Taylor-Webb’s academic awards, honors, and professional memberships are impressive. As a respected teacher, she received the distinguished Golden Apple Award for excellence in instruction for 3 consecutive years (2004, 2005, and 2006), a distinction granted to only 3 university professors a year. Among other recognitions are these: “Outstanding Chapter Advisor of the Year”; “Educator of the Year” (Pan-Hellenic Council); and “Woman of the Year” (University of Michigan—Ann Arbor). Taylor-Webb is a member of the National Association of Multicultural Education, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, to name a few.
Staff in the Office of the Dean
Mrs. Joan Smallwood, Executive Administrative Assistant to the Dean
Dr. Joy Banks, Associate Dean for Research and Development
Dr. Rhonda Jeter-Twilley, Associate Dean for Accreditation & International Programs
Mrs. Treopia Washington, Special Assistant to the Dean
Ms. Jennifer M. Johnson, Retention Coordinator
Ms. Amy H. Glass, M.S., PRAXIS Lab Coordinator