Johanna Porter-Kelley

Position: Associate Professor of Microbiology Department: Biological Sciences

Contact Info

Office: 408 Wilveria Bass Atkinson Science Building Phone: 336-750-3239 Fax: 336-750-3094


Johanna Porter-Kelley, PhD is an associate professor of microbiology, in the Department of Life Sciences at Winston-Salem State University (WSSU). She received her BS degree in Biology from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her PhD in Microbiology (Molecular Parasitology) from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN. Dr. Porter-Kelley serves her Department as the General Microbiology Course Coordinator and Biology Program Co-coordinator and a member of the Scholarship Committee, Curriculum Committee, and Molecular/Biotech Committee. She serves on the University Tenure Promotion Committee and as a freshman advisor. In the community, she serves her local church as financial secretary and mass choir director. She is also an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. serving as advisor to Winston-Salem State Chapter and SGR rep in National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated of Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Representative. In addition, participates in March of Dimes walks, Youth Symposium, and Habitat for Humanity.

Educational Background

  • PhD Microbiology, Meharry Medical College
  • BS Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill