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

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 thrilled to announce that Dr. Allison Morgan Bryant will serve as Howard’s Chief of Staff and Assistant Vice President of Corporate Relations,” said Wayne AI Frederick, president of Howard University. “Dr. Morgan Bryant’s extensive experience and commitment to the mission of Howard University will ensure his success in this new role. I would also like to thank Mr. Paul Monteiro for his commitment and years of excellence in service as as Chief of Staff of Howard University, as well as Ms. Debbi Jarvis for her leadership in the Office of Corporate Relations.

Morgan Bryant has been with the University since 2009. Morgan Bryant was previously Associate Dean of Innovation and Administration and Associate Professor of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management at Howard University School of Business. She previously served as Director of the Department of Supply Chain Management and Information Systems and Director of the Office of Special Programs at the School of Business.

“I am honored to continue to serve as my Alma Mater at this pivotal time in the University’s history,” said Morgan Bryant. “I am also grateful 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-seeking behavior, the diversity of the information technology workforce, and the socio-cultural impact of technology. She has published on the impact of individual differences on user behavior, diversity in the global workplace, information seeking behavior, gender and information technology with a particular focus on social networks and work-life balance in 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 has 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 Howard University School of Business’ Alumni Exemplary.

A Howard University alumnus, Morgan Bryant holds a Ph.D. in Information Science and Technology from Pennsylvania State University and a BBA in Information Systems and Computer Analytics from Howard.

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About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private research university comprised of 14 schools and colleges. Students follow more than 140 study programs leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University operates with a commitment to excellence in truth and service and has produced one Schwarzman Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Scholars, and more than 165 Fulbright recipients. Howard is also producing more African-American doctorates on campus. recipients than any other university in the United States. For more information about Howard University, visit

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