Leadership

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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PRESIDENT'S LEADERSHIP COUNCIL

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.

Peter Barnes
Interim 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, Vice President, and Senior Adviser to the President
Michael Kloss
Chief of Staff and Director of Protocol
Jonathan S. Lewin
EVP for Health Affairs; ED, Woodruff Health Sciences Center; President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Emory Healthcare
Ajay Nair
Senior Vice President and Dean for Campus Life
Stephen D. Sencer
Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Stuart Zola
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
DEANS

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.

PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COMMITTEE

The President’s Advisory Committee is composed of senior faculty who are elected by their colleagues to assist the president and provost in promoting excellence in scholarship and teaching across Emory. The committee reviews each file for tenure and promotion before it advances to the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees, and consults with the president on matters of academic importance.

ANANDHI BHARADWAJ
School of Business
KENNETH CARTER
Oxford College
FEREYDOON FAMILY
Emory College
MONICA FARLEY
School of Medicine
VICTOR FAUNDEZ
School of Medicine
THOMAS R. FLYNN
Emory College
EMMANUEL Y. LARTEY
School of Theology
JONATHAN NASH
School of Law
KENNETH A. NEWELL
School of Medicine
MARCIA K. HOLSTAD
School of Nursing
PAMELA SCULLY
Emory College
ARYEH D. STEIN
School of Public Health

Principles

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