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The University of Kentucky is seeking a leader to serve as dean of the College of Public Health. This individual will provide leadership and direction for the educational, research, and service work of the college.

The Provost has appointed the following members to the search advisory committee, consisting of faculty, staff and students. As we get further into the process, we will seek campus-wide input from faculty, staff and students.

Position Description

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Search Update

After an extensive national search, the University of Kentucky will bring four finalists for a new dean of the College of Public Health to the campus for forums and meetings. The outstanding finalists represent a diverse pool of candidates who will engage with the community in a number of ways. 

After the forums, UK community members will have the opportunity to submit feedback through a webform on the search webpage.

Names and CVs of finalists will be made available only to the UK community 24 hours prior to the day of their forum on the search website.

Click here for candidate and forum information. NOTE: to access this information, individuals must have a linkblue ID and password.

Search Advisory Committee


  • Martha Peterson, Professor, Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics
  • William “Bill” Stoops, Professor, Behavioral Science; Director, Clinical Research Support Office; University Senate Representative


  • Erin Abner, Professor, Epidemiology
  • Angela Carman, Associate Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
  • Emily Clear, Research Program Manager, Health Management and Policy
  • Laneshia Conner, Assistant Professor, Social Work
  • Ellen Hahn, Professor, Nursing; Director, UK Center for Appalachian Research in Environmental Sciences
  • Jennifer Hunter, Professor and Assistant Director, Family and Consumer Sciences Extension
  • Samantha “Sami” Jones, Student; Student Government Association Representative
  • Glenn Means, III, Director, LGBTQ* Resource Center, Office of Student Success; Staff Senate Representative
  • Dana Quesinberry, Assistant Professor, Health Management and Policy
  • Jerod Stapleton, Professor, Health, Behavior and Society
  • Philip Westgate, Professor and Acting Chair, Biostatistics