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School of Professional Studies | Meet the SPS Dean’s Staff

Dean and Dean’s Staff

Dean, Telaekah Brooks, J.D.

Dean Brooks oversees all undergraduate and graduate programs for working professionals enrolled in the evening and weekend programs of the School of Professional Studies. She came to Trinity in August 2009.

Prior to beginning her career in academic management, Dean Brooks was the founding Executive Director of both the Georgia Avenue Business Resource Center and the Center for Entrepreneurship at Southeastern University. In 2006, she became the Chair of the Business Management and Public Administration Department at Southeastern University. While in this position, she developed and launched the Center for Allied Health Education, located in a hospital setting in an underserved section of the District. In August 2008, Telaekah became Dean of Faculty and Academic Affairs at Southeastern University. In that role she was responsible for improving the academic quality, student support services, rigor, and faculty of the University. She also served as the accreditation liaison officer (ALO) to the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, a regional accrediting body.

Telaekah graduated with a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology, with a specialty in Law, Criminology and Deviance from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctorate from the Howard University School of Law.   202-884-9621  |  Office location: Main 250

Associate Dean, Kenya Tyson, J.D.

KTMs. Kenya Tyson is the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies in Trinity’s School of Professional Studies. Along with Dean Brooks, she is responsible for the academic program and faculty management of the undergraduate programs in the School of Professional Studies.   202-884-9605  |  Office location: Main 250


Executive Assistant to the Dean, Kelly Watson

As Executive Assistant to the Dean of the School of Professional Studies, Kelly Watson manages the daily administrative operations of the School of Professional Studies. Ms. Watson  is a native of St. Louis, Missouri and holds a B.A. in Mathematics from Howard University.  Prior to joining Trinity Washington University, she worked as a high school Mathematics teacher in D.C. Public Schools and as a Research Assistant in Howard University’s Office of Institutional Assessment and Evaluation.  Working first hand with the Deans in SPS she expects to learn the leadership skills necessary to follow her dreams of becoming a K-12 principal.   202-884-9620  |  Office location: Main 250

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