Assistant to the Dean – Dr. La’Tonia Harper

La’Tonia Harper, Ph.D., supports the Dean and the College of Liberal Arts in the position of Assistant to the Dean.  She has provided support and service for 18 years. Dr. Harper is a skilled and dedicated professional. She performs multifaceted tasks and possesses versatile office management skills. Dr. Harper holds a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accounting; a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology; a Specialist in Education with a concentration in Higher Education Administration, and a Ph.D. in Higher Education Administration, all from Jackson State University. She is a member of Alpha Epsilon Lambda and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Societies. She is an affiliate of the Association of Educational Office Professionals (AEOP) and the Mississippi Association of Staff Council Organizations (MASCO). Dr. Harper ensures the delivery of premium professional services to students, faculty, staff, administrators and internal and external constituents for the College of Liberal Arts.





Administrative Coordinator  Fallon Palmer

Fallon Palmer serves as the Coordinator of Student Services for the College of Liberal Arts. She has been with the College of Liberal Arts Dean’s office for five years now. As part of the Liberal Arts team she is committed and leverages her extensive professional skills to provide support to students, faculty and staff and it’s stakeholders.

Fallon holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Sociology and has recently obtained her Specialist in Education with a concentration in Psychometry all from Jackson State University. Fallon is dedicated to the delivery of premium profession services to students, faculty, staff, and internal and external constituents for the College of Liberal Arts. Fallon is also the proud mother of 3 young men Jaden Makare, and Jamari.




 Shelbie Jamison

Shelbie Jamison serves the College of Liberal Arts and its Department of Music as the Retention and Compliance Coordinator. Shelbie began her career in secondary education where she spent five years nurturing and enriching the minds of young scholars in the state of Mississippi as well as Texas. With experience in traditional and charter public schools, she holds a Mississippi Educator’s License with teaching endorsements in K-12 Mild to Moderate Disabilities (Special Education), Secondary English, Social Studies, and Physical Education. Shelbie earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Mississippi State University and will complete a Master of Education in History degree in May 2020 from the University of West Alabama. Her constant student-centered focus, drive to propel lifelong learning, and experience in assessing and meeting the needs of others have lead to a seamless transition into the realm of Higher Education. Shelbie’s role in student retention and success is anchored in an uncoachable ability to forge trusting and productive relationships with scholars of all cultural backgrounds and socioeconomic levels. She works, specifically, with the university’s cornerstone Sonic Boom of the South marching band which allows her to connect daily with the heart and soul of campus. With a keen sense of professionalism and respect for students, faculty, staff, and the many disciplines of the College of Liberal Arts, Shelbie is devoted to providing the highest quality of services to assist in the continual growth of Jackson State University.