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Joan Merna Fobbs

Joan Merna Fobbs, American medical technologist. Licensed professional counselor, registered. Recipient fellowship Ohio State University, Columbus, 1984.


Fobbs, Joan Merna was born on March 3, 1943 in Talladega, Alabama, United States. Daughter of Luke and Jeanette (Darden) Jenkins.


Associate of Arts, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio, 1973. Bachelor of Science, Wright State University, 1975. Master of Science, Wright State University, 1978.

Doctor of Philosophy, Ohio State University, 1988.


Medical laboratory technologist various corporations, since 1961. Counselor Sinclair Community College, 1977-1985. Administrator faculty University Vermont, Burlington, 1985-1989.

Dean curricular and instructional services State Community College, E. St. Louis, Illinois, since 1993. Consultant on organizational theory and policy, organizational behavior, leadership and management, various schools and colleges, nationally, since 1978.


Active on Mayor's Committee for Doctor Martin Luther King Day, Burlington, 1987-1989. Member Black and Third World Educators (member executive board Burlington chapter 1985-1989), Ohio Rehabilitation Association (president-elect, treasurer Dayton Area chapter 1983-1985), American Association Counseling and Development, Literary Guild (coordinator), Phi Delta Kappa (president Vermont chapter 1988-1989).


  • Other Interests

    Avocation: traveling.


1 child, Charleston Darae.