FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Donna L. Brock
ATLANTA (Oct. 12, 2015)—Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President Ronald A. Johnson today announced that LeVon E. Wilson, J.D., Ed.D., is the historic institution’s new associate provost. Wilson was selected for the position from a nationwide pool of candidates. In this role, he will oversee CAU’s enrollment management and operations, and work closely with University leadership on matters of academic policy, strategic direction and resource planning.
Wilson’s position reports to the University’s provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. “I am honored to become part of the leadership team of such an historic university,” he said. “The opportunity to be a key player in mobilizing for the future is one that allows me to employ my experiences toward positively impacting the lives of our next generation of scholars, researchers and activists.”
Wilson most recently served as professor of legal studies at Georgia Southern University (GSU) in Statesboro, Ga. A lawyer and member of the Georgia and North Carolina Bars, in addition to the bars of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina, the U.S. Tax Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court, his expertise encompasses the fields of constitutional, education and employment law. Wilson earned the Ed.D. degree in adult and community college education from North Carolina State University, the J.D. degree from North Carolina Central University School of Law, and the B.S. degree in business administration from Western Carolina University.
In addition to his work as an attorney, which includes private practice and service as Guilford County, N.C., assistant county attorney, Wilson's faculty experience is extensive. He served on the faculty of North Carolina A&T University (1979-1991). He then served in positions of increasing responsibility, including assistant and associate professor and ultimately department head and professor at Western Carolina University (1991-2005). He has served as professor of legal studies at Georgia Southern since August 2005. Wilson is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in American Education and Who's Who in American Law. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, among them: The Dabbs, Hickman, Hill and Cannon Accounting Scholar Award (2013); the Bank of America Faculty Award (2011); the GSU School of Accountancy Excellence in Research Award (2011); and the University of North Carolina Board of Governors' Award for Excellence in Teaching (2005).
Wilson is well-published. His recent, peer-reviewed submissions include "A Comparison of Active Learning and Traditional Pedagogical Styles in a Business Law Classroom" in the Journal of Legal Studies Education, (2010), co-authored with S. Burgess and M. Wilson; "The United States: Land of Opportunity or Land of Deception?" in the Journal of Business and Ethics (2012), co-authored with A.N. Griffin; and "An Assessment of Learning Outcomes Based on a Comparison of Active Learning and Traditional Lecture Pedagogical Styles in a Legal Environment of Business Classroom" in the Journal of Business and Ethics (2012).
He is married to Mildred Wilson and has one daughter, Chelsea.
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