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Howard University Names Allison Morgan Bryant, Ph.D., Chief of Staff, Assistant Vice President of Corporate Relations

Allison Morgan Bryant Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON – Howard University is pleased to announce Allison Morgan Bryant, Ph.D., will serve as chief of staff and assistant vice president of corporate relations effective immediately. She replaces Paul Monteiro, who served as Howard’s chief of staff since 2017 and Debbi Jarvis who served as senior vice president of corporate relations since 2018.

“I am incredibly excited to announce Dr. Allison Morgan Bryant will serve as Howard’s chief of staff and assistant vice president of corporate relations,” said Wayne A. I. Frederick, president of Howard University. “Dr. Morgan Bryant’s extensive experience and her commitment to Howard University’s mission will ensure her success in this new role. I also want to thank Mr. Paul Monteiro for his commitment and years of excellence in service as Howard University’s chief of staff, as well as Ms. Debbi Jarvis for her leadership in the Office of Corporate Relations.”

Morgan Bryant has served the University since 2009. Morgan Bryant previously served as assistant dean of innovation and administration and associate professor of information systems and supply chain management at the Howard University School of Business. She formerly served as the department chair for information systems and supply chain management and the director of the Office of Special Programs in the School of Business.

“It is my distinct honor to continue to serve my Alma Mater at this pivotal time in the history of the University,” said Morgan Bryant. “I am also thankful for the opportunity to contribute to the continued growth, success, and sustainability of Howard University.” 

Morgan Bryant’s research focuses on online health information, human information searching behavior, diversity of the information technology workforce, and the socio-cultural impact of technology. She has published articles on the impact of individual differences on user behavior, diversity in the global workplace, information searching behavior, and gender and information technology with specific focus on social networks and work-life balance among women.

Morgan Bryant has received grants from Facebook, the National Science Foundation, Boeing, and the General Motors Foundation. She continues to coordinate technology initiatives, including the annual #Bison Hacks Hackathon at the School of Business. She also worked as a technology consultant at Accenture, and as a usability intern at the United States Census Bureau.

She is a member of the KPMG Ph.D. Project, the Association for Computing Machinery, and the Association for Information Systems. She was honored in 2015 as one of the Howard University School of Business alumni exemplars.

An alumna of Howard University, Morgan Bryant holds a Ph.D. in information sciences and technology from The Pennsylvania State University and a B.B.A. in computer information systems and analysis from Howard.

Photo Credit: Rhonisha Franklin / R. Dione Foto


About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private, research university that is comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to Excellence in Truth and Service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard also produces more on-campus African American Ph.D. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information on Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.