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The University of Alabama

Dr. B. Joyce Stallworth Named UA Associate Provost


Dr. B. Joyce Stallworth

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – University of Alabama President Judy Bonner has named Dr. B. Joyce Stallworth to the new position of associate provost for special projects.

Stallworth joined the UA faculty in 1995 and has served as senior associate dean of the College of Education since 2004. In her new role, she will be involved in a variety of UA projects, including without limitation, working with K-12 schools in the Black Belt region of Alabama to identify the specific needs of students in those schools, and, thereafter, to craft strategies and initiatives that will help those students become more successful, to develop new avenues to promote their success, and to coordinate University resources that will be useful in meeting the identified needs of those students.

“Dr. Stallworth’s expertise in K-12 education and her experience as a UA professor and administrator make her uniquely qualified for this position,” Bonner said. “We are excited about the opportunity for The University of Alabama to make a difference in the Black Belt schools under her leadership.”

Stallworth notes, “I am pleased to take on this new and exciting role at The Capstone.  As an alumnae of this University, it gives me honor to serve UA in this capacity; and as a native of Alabama’s Black Belt, I am especially pleased to be working, in part, on initiatives to help underserved students and communities.”  

A professor of English education, Stallworth served as head of the department of secondary curriculum, teaching, and learning in the College of Education from 2000-2004, as assistant dean for teacher education from 2003-2004, and as interim associate dean in 2004 before being named senior associate dean of the College.

Stallworth earned her bachelor’s degree in secondary education at UA in 1988, her master’s degree in education-English at Auburn University, Montgomery, and her doctorate in education at The Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University. Her previous experience includes serving as an assistant professor of education at Alabama A&M University and as a trainer and evaluator for the Alabama Professional Education Personnel Evaluation Program for teachers. She also has experience as a high school teacher, having taught English for two years at Hillcrest High School in her hometown of Evergreen.

Stallworth is widely published in professional journals, has made numerous presentations at national meetings and conferences, and works routinely with K-12 teachers to impact positively student achievement.

The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.