Dr. Felicia Benton-Johnson has been in the education arena as an educator and administrator at both the high school and collegiate levels for more than sixteen years. As the director of Diversity and Engineering Education Outreach, she collaborates with constituencies across campus (student organizations, academic departments, research centers, undergraduate/graduate admissions, and financial aid) on initiatives that focus on under-represented populations (ethnic minorities, women, first generation students, etc.).
Her office manages all undergraduate engineering transfer programs (over 45 partnering institutions and over 3,000 students), provides guidance to students to assist them with their academic, social, and professional success, and works with development directors to secure funding for the College. Also, CEED is responsible for the management of three institutional programs - National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Engineering and Science, Inc. (GEM) and the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (PSLSAMP).
She is a native of Memphis, Tennessee, enjoys spending leisure time with her husband, Micheal and their daughters, Blake and Bailey.