Associate Dean, Graduate Studies
Jackson State University
Darcie Bishop currently serves as Associate Dean of the Division of Graduate Studies at Jackson State University. Before assuming the role of Associate Dean, she served as Interim Chair of the Department of Music and is a tenured Associate Professor. A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, Bishop holds both the BA and MA of Music degrees in Trumpet Performance from The Juilliard School in New York, along with the PhD in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Higher Education from The University of Mississippi. At the core of her research agenda is the work she does as a professional musician and the significance this has on the arts and humanities on campus and within the community at large. Her work in the graduate school, while young, lends itself well to implementing creative solutions to the inner workings of the higher education enterprise. Additionally, she enjoys relaxing with good books or running.