Assitant Dean for School of Graduate Studies/ Director Center for Continuing and Professional Studies
Dr. Willie A. Bragg is Assistant Dean for the School of Graduate Studies and Director of The Center at Morgan State University (MSU). Dr. Bragg received her B.S. degree from MSU in Elementary Education, a M.A. in Education/Early Childhood Education from Fisk University, Nashville, Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in Special Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. She completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship on Exceptional Programs for Culturally and Linguisitically Diverse Children and Youth with Disabilities at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dr. Bragg's activities at Morgan State include, but are not limited to, directing grants and contracts, serving as liaison for MSU's collaboration with the University of Baltimore School of Law, leading efforts to develop a partnership with Educational Testing Service (ETS), and establishing The Center as a Certified Test Administration Site (CTAS) for the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL-iBT). She also expands partnerships with professional organizations, community groups, and extends The Centers' membership affiliation with national organizations relative to Continuing Studies. Most recently, in 2011 Dr. Bragg was successful in securing a $1 million dollar endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation to continue the funding of the Osher Re-entry Scholarship Program- a program for adult students enrolled in undergraduate degree programs at MSU. The endowed gift was the first-ever award received from the Bernard Osher foundation for nontraditional students.
During her academic career, Dr. Bragg has authored and received grants from federal agencies and foundations focused on teacher preparation and education, curriculum design and evaluation, and university-community partnerships/alliances in higher education. Federally funded grants include awards from the U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), and National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Dr. Bragg has presented at international, national and regional conferences. She holds memberships in several professional and civic organizations.