Edmondson, hired in 2010, became a tenured professor in 2013 and was appointed in 2015 to the position of Associate Provost for Student Success.
The lawsuit says Edmondson’s troubles began in November 2016 when she complained to administrators a colleague did not have the proper credentials to teach business. In August 2017, Edmondson said she was copied on an email directing faculty to stop her from discussing the faculty member’s credentials.
That semester, she said two students raised concerns about their grades in her class. In January 2018, Edmondson said the fraternity, which the students were members of, pledged $2.5 million in scholarships to the college. Two months later, Morehouse began an investigation into her grading process. In July, she was fired and replaced with a male professor with lesser qualifications, the lawsuit claims.
Edmondson now teaches at Tuskegee University. She is seeking money from increased travel costs from her Fulton County home to Tuskegee, attorney fees, and other expenses.