President Claire E. Sterk

As president, Claire Sterk brings bold vision, international renown as a scholar, and far-reaching administrative experience. She is the author of three books, including two in English— Tricking and Tripping: Prostitution in the Era of AIDS and Fast Lives: Women Who Use Crack Cocaine—and more than 100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. As provost, she focused on optimizing the Emory undergraduate student experience and faculty excellence and diversity, as well as leading strategic planning for the university. A native of the Netherlands, Sterk earned her PhD in sociology from Erasmus University in Rotterdam and a doctorandus degree in medical anthropology from the University of Utrecht. She speaks four languages.

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The President's Leadership Council includes executive and senior vice presidents and advisers who represent the university’s major operational units and work with President Sterk to advance Emory’s mission.

Christopher Augostini
Executive Vice President for Business and Administration
Susan Cruse
Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations
Vince Dollard
Interim Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs
Allison K. Dykes
Vice President and Secretary of the University
Robert M. Franklin Jr.
Senior Adviser to the President
Gary S. Hauk
University Historian and Senior Adviser to the President
Jonathan S. Lewin
EVP for Health Affairs; ED, Woodruff Health Sciences Center; President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Emory Healthcare
Dwight A. McBride
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Ajay Nair
Senior Vice President and Dean for Campus Life
Stephen D. Sencer
Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Emory’s deans are the chief academic officers for the university’s nine schools and colleges. Working closely with Emory’s central administration, the deans oversee their school’s and college’s fiscal and budgetary matters, teaching, scholarly activity, service, and advancement.


Learn about the president’s emerging priorities as well as the time-honored principles that govern decision making at Emory.