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President Claire E. Sterk

A portrait of President Claire E. Sterk in her office

President Claire E. Sterk

Claire E. Sterk is the 20th president of Emory University and the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Public Health at Emory. A pioneering public health scholar and the first woman to be appointed president of Emory, Sterk has achieved international recognition for her work on addiction and infectious diseases, specifically HIV/AIDS, and for her contributions to our understanding of community engagement and the empowerment of women as responses to complex social and health disparities.

An innovative and game-changing higher education leader, Sterk began her role as Emory’s president in September 2016. Since that time, she has made significant gains for the university, deepening Emory’s ties with the City of Atlanta and launching a strategic framework that promises to unify the university’s nine schools and colleges under a shared mission of discovery and service for the common good.

A member of the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Sterk has been recognized both for her public health scholarship and for her distinctive voice as a global thought leader in higher education. Throughout her career, she has emphasized the choices and responsibilities of research universities and their real-world impact, especially on those whom society historically has marginalized.

She is the author of three books and more than 125 peer-reviewed articles, and her research has garnered over $30 million in external funding. A native of the Netherlands, Sterk earned her PhD in sociology from Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam and a doctorandus degree in medical anthropology from the Universiteit of Utrecht. She completed her undergraduate education at the Vrije Universieit in Amsterdam.

President's Leadership Team

The President's Leadership Team 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

Christopher Augostini

Executive Vice President for Business and Administration and Chief Financial Officer

Deborah W. Bruner

Deborah W. Bruner

Senior Vice President for Research; Robert W. Woodruff Professor and Chair in Nursing; Assistant Dean for Faculty Mentoring, School of Nursing

Allison K. Dykes

Allison K. Dykes

Vice President and Secretary of the University

Robert M. Franklin Jr.

Robert M. Franklin Jr.

Senior Adviser to the President

Enku Gelaye

Enku Gelaye

Vice President and Dean of Campus Life

Jonathan S. Lewin

Jonathan S. Lewin

EVP for Health Affairs; ED, Woodruff Health Sciences Center; President, CEO, and Chairman of the Board, Emory Healthcare

Jan Love

Jan Love

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dean of Candler School of Theology

Gregory W. McGonigle

Gregory W. McGonigle

University Chaplain and Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life

Joshua R. Newton

Joshua R. Newton

Senior Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement

David B. Sandor

David B. Sandor

Senior Vice President, Communications and Public Affairs

Stephen D. Sencer

Stephen D. Sencer

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

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.


Mary Anne Bobinski

Mary Anne Bobinski

Dean, School of Law

James W. Curran

James W. Curran

Dean, Rollins School of Public Health

Michael A. Elliott

Michael A. Elliott

Dean, Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Douglas A. Hicks

Douglas A. Hicks

Dean, Oxford College

Erika H. James

Erika H. James

Dean, Goizueta Business School

Jan Love

Jan Love

Dean, Candler School of Theology

Linda A. McCauley

Linda A. McCauley

Dean, Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing

Vikas P. Sukhatme

Vikas P. Sukhatme

Dean, School of Medicine

Lisa A. Tedesco

Lisa A. Tedesco

Dean, James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies