Dr. George Kieh, Jr was named Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs  

“We are excited about these new academic leaders,” said TSU Provost Dr. Kendall Harris, “our search process was thorough and inclusive, and I’d like to thank all of the faculty, staff, administrators, alumni and community members who contributed by serving on the various committees and providing input into the selection process.”

On March 2, 1956, Dr. Kieh was born in Harbel, Firestone where he attended the University of Liberia. Dr. Kieh earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Liberia, followed by a Master’s and Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Political Science from Northwestern University.

Dr. George Kieh worked at Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in Allendale, Michigan as a Professor of Political Science and Dean of the Political Science Department. Furthermore, Dr. Kieh was named Dean of the Arts and Sciences program at the University of West Georgia in Carrollton, Georgia (2009).

Dr. Kieh held both administrative and academic roles at the University of West (2009), most recently as the Interim Chair of the Department of Criminology (2018-19) and as a tenured professor of Political Science (2009-19). He also served as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences (2009-10). Previously, Dr. Kieh held administrative positions at Morehouse College (Chair of the Department of Political Science, 2002-05), Grand Valley State University (Dean of International Affairs, 2001-03), and various other institutions: Illinois Wesleyan University and the University of Memphis.