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About Mary J. Ferguson, Ed. D.

Mary Johnson Ferguson is a native of Bennettsville, South Carolina. She earned an Education Doctorate (Ed. D.) in Educational Leadership from Fayetteville State University (NC), MSA, Fayetteville State University (NC), M.Ed., St. Mary University, Leavenworth, Kansas and a BS from Winston Salem State University (NC). Mary is an Adjunct Assistant Professor member for the School of Educational Leadership at Fayetteville State University. Additional university and higher education professional affiliates include: Director of Central American Studies for The University of Maryland (Panama), Program Director of Basic Skills for Chapman University (Fort Richardson, Alaska); Professor of English and General Studies for Central Texas College (Ft. Bragg, NC), Webster University (Ft. Bragg, NC), Fayetteville Technical Community College (NC),Carolina Bible College, and Miller-Motte College (NC). She has also taught elementary, middle, and high schools in various states and countries.
Her primary focus include; research, writing, and presenting referencing the culture of families, community, higher education and public school improvement. Initial published research includes: A Comparative Analysis of Family Structure and the Academic Achievement Level of African American Students in Selected North Carolina Schools (2009) found on Pro Quest and at the Fayetteville State University Charles W. Chestnut Library; 21st Century Traditional and Nontraditional Student Culture in Higher Education (2012) Dorrance Publishers.


Present Adjunct Assistant Professor, Fayetteville State University
Present Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority; ASCD; Fayetteville Urban Ministry; Fayetteville Arts Council, Winston Salem State University; St. Mary University, KS

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Mary J. Ferguson, Ed. D.
Adjunct Assistant Professor
School of Educational Leadership
Fayetteville State University
Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
c. (910) 544-8090