Dr. Cindy Johnson-Taylor is the Chair of the Education Department at Newberry College and an Associate Professor of Education. Dr. Johnson-Taylor came to the College from Winthrop University, where she served as Director of the Teacher Education Program for nine years. Prior to entering the higher education arena, Dr. Johnson-Taylor was a high school assistant principal and a high school English teacher. Her academic credentials include a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education from Winthrop University. She also has an Educational Specialist Degree from the University of South Carolina and an earned doctorate from the University of South Carolina, both in the field of Educational Leadership.