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Brandon Johnson

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P. Brandon Johnson, PhD, is Assistant Director for Tutoring Services with TRIO Special Support Services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in a support unit that provides service for students that are first-generation, come from families of modest income, and or have a documented disability. As a researcher, he investigates living learning communities and variables that contribute to the retention and persistence of African American males, primarily at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Additional research interests include the outcomes of first-generation and single-parent students as well. His research has produced several presentations at national and regional conferences, webinars, and symposiums concerning student retention, the first-year experience, and academic advising.

Brandon has a doctorate in education studies: higher education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and is the co-founder and former coordinator of an African American male retention program at North Carolina A&T State University. He is a certified facilitator of 7 Habits for Highly Effective Teens, a member of the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA), and the North Carolina Council of Educational Opportunity Programs.