Dr. Kendra King Momon named Associate Provost at Oglethorpe University

Dr. Kendra King Momon, professor of politics at Oglethorpe University, has been appointed Associate Provost by Dr. Kathryn McClymond, provost and vice president for academic affairs.

In her new role, Dr. Momon will oversee the transition of new additions to the Office of the Provost team; oversee faculty development in areas of teaching and leadership; develop Office of the Provost Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives in coordination with Oglethorpe’s DEI office; oversee academic grade appeals; and manage special projects.

Dr. Momon is currently working on developing faculty leadership and development resources, including a recent webinar on faculty recruitment and retention with Dr. Laura Renée Chandler, vice president for diversity, equity and inclusion. Additionally, she is in the initial stages of creating a university-wide faculty mentorship model.

Dr. Momon joined the Oglethorpe community in 2003 and currently serves as the Program Coordinator for African American Studies and the Director of the Rich Foundation Urban Leadership Program. She was named the Chair of the new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Task Force in 2020. Previously, she was Chair of the Division of Politics, History, and International Studies and served as Interim Provost from December 2020 to July 2021.

Dr. Momon is the author of multiple articles and books on African-American politics, gentrification, and leadership training and development, and has served as an expert on the life, leadership, and legacy of Dr. Martin L. King, Jr. Her most recent book, Being As Leading: Your Roadmap To Shaping Culture Through Life’s Disruptions, was released in October 2020. Dr. Momon has been a frequent guest commentator on local, national, and international television news and media outlets, including CNN, the Associated Press, NPR, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and The Washington Post.

She received her bachelor’s degree from Colby College and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University.

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