The Black Faculty & Staff Association’s (BFSA) role is to help ensure the fair and equitable treatment of Blacks at Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and to be a critical resource for growing inclusivity in pursuit of its objectives towards an inclusive community.  We continue to develop and cultivate working relationships with our senior administration and operating units here at Hopkins, and serve as a trusted resource for JHU faculty and staff by providing a forum for meaningful exchanges that identify and address issues of value to us and our community, in and around Johns Hopkins. We also partner with the community to conduct outreach activities and cultural events. We are dedicated to serving you and the community.

BFSA is an active organization with many exciting events planned for this year.  Please find time to join us.  You do not need to be a financially current member of the BFSA to participate in our activities or events, but you will find that there are benefits to becoming a financially current member.   Our membership coordinator is Leslia M. Gaines; she can answer any membership question you may have.

Caucus meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month. The Caucus Chairs are as follows:

Jessica McCoy  – Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)

Darcenia McDowell – East Baltimore (Includes JHMI, Bloomberg, CCP, JUPIEGO, and Bayview)

Calvin L. Smith, Jr. – Homewood (Includes Homewood, Eastern, Keswick, Mt. Washington, Peabody, and Carey)


Featured Events

Blood Pressure: Diet and Lifestyle Approaches to Lower you Blood Pressure @ Miller Research Building G01 - G03
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Blood Pressure: Diet and Lifestyle Approaches to Lower you Blood Pressure @ Miller Research Building G01 - G03 | Baltimore | Maryland | United States

Presented by Hypertension Expert: Edgar "Pete" Miller, M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Medicine and Deputy Director, Johns Hopkins Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, Research Clinical, Education, Training, and Career Development Program.   FREE - Onsite Blood Pressure Screenings


BFSA Annual Meeting with President Daniels @ Levering Hall, Great Hall
Apr 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

The Black Faculty and Staff Association helps foster a culture of oneness for all, by serving as an advocate, dedicated to promoting and enhancing identity and professional welfare and growth through collaborations, community service, education, research, outreach and cultural activities among faculty, staff and students; and to be a critical resource for the continued success of Johns Hopkins in pursuit of its objectives towards an inclusive community by developing and cultivating working relationships with key administrators and operating units.

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Featured Exhibit additions

devonna rowe

Rowe, Devonna

An Operatic Artist for All Ages


March, Erich

March, Erich

Civic-Minded Undertaker


Ralph Etienne-cummings

Etienne-Cummings, Ralph

A Brilliant Mind