Deans & Senior Leadership of Emory College

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Michael A. Elliott

Dean, Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Charles Howard Candler Professor of English, English and American Studies


Michael A. Elliott, Charles Howard Candler Professor of English, was named Dean of Emory College of Arts and Sciences in May 2017. The recipient of several prestigious research fellowships, he has authored two books on subjects related to American literary and intellectual history. He also serves on the editorial board of The Norton Anthology of American Literature. He has previously served in the Emory College central administration as senior associate dean for faculty from 2009-2014, as executive associate dean from 2014-2015, and as interim dean of Emory College from 2016-2017. He completed his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 1998.

Susan Lee

Executive Assistant to Dean Michael Elliott, Emory College of Arts and Sciences

Manager of Faculty Appointments, Office of the Faculty

Lynette Lee
Susan Lee assists Emory College Dean Michael Elliott with all aspects of his office. As manager of faculty appointments, she handles the administration of College’s processes for faculty recruitment, hiring, salary and leaves of absence.
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Joanne Brzinski

Senior Associate Dean, Office for Undergraduate Education

Andrea Lentz

Joanne Brzinski is the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education in Emory College of Arts and Sciences. In this role, she oversees the Office of Undergraduate Education and the staff involved in academic affairs and academic programs supported by Emory College.

Dean Brzinski completed her Ph.D. at University of Michigan, focusing on elections and political parties in Europe. She has been at Emory since September 1992, initially as an assistant professor in political science and in 1999, became an assistant dean in Emory College. As an assistant and then associate dean in OUE, she worked with National Scholarships and Fellowships advising, directed first-year advising, and established the SIRE Undergraduate Research program. She has previously served as president of the National Association of Fellowships Advisors. Dean Brzinski joined the central College administration in 2008.

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Ronald L. Calabrese

Senior Associate Dean, Office for Research Funding Support

Connie Copeland

Ronald L. Calabrese (Ron) joined the College administration in 2015 as Senior Associate Dean for Research, where he coordinates efforts to promote and support research by the faculty in the Arts and Sciences, including the PERS program. He also works with the Office for Undergraduate Education to promote research by Emory College students. He received his Ph.D. in neurobiology from Stanford University in 1975, and after postdoctoral research at UC Berkeley and UC San Diego, and a faculty appointment at Harvard University, he came to the Department of Biology at Emory in 1986. His research focuses on the motor pattern formation by the nervous system and combines electrophysiological and computational approaches.

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Carla Freeman

Senior Associate Dean, Office of the Faculty

Shannon DeMyers

Carla Freeman, Goodrich C. White Professor of Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies and Affiliated faculty in Anthropology and Latin American & Caribbean Studies, joined the Dean's office in 2014 as Senior Associate Dean of Faculty. Author of two books on globalization, gender, class and labor, and recipient of numerous research grants and fellowships, she is also Series Editor of Issues of Globalization for Oxford University Press. She completed her Ph.D. at Temple University in 1993 and joined the Departments of Anthropology and Women's Studies at Emory in 1995. In the College of Arts and Sciences she oversees hiring, tenure and promotion, and all faculty development initiatives.

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Sally Gouzoules

Associate Dean, Office of Summer and International Programs

Executive Director, Center for International Programs Abroad

Erika Wagner

Sally Gouzoules is the Associate Dean for International and Summer Programs (OISP) in Emory College of Arts and Sciences. In this role, she oversees the staff involved in the planning and administration of all Emory College study abroad programs as well as all summer academic programs offered on Emory campus, including Maymester, Summer School, and Pre-College programs. OISP is currently working with faculty to incorporate online courses into the summer school curriculum. She previously served in Emory's Anthropology department where she was an associate chair and, for several years, Director of Undergraduate Studies. She is also a faculty member in the Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology program. She has a longstanding interest in promoting study abroad opportunities for undergraduates as well as online education. Dean Gouzoules earned her Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago and did postdoctoral work at Rockefeller University before coming to Emory. Her research has focused on the communication systems of nonhuman primates, especially macaque monkeys, and the evolution of social behavior and language.

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Beverly Clark

Director, Communications Office

Beverly Cox Clark is a graduate of the University of Georgia where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism. She has worked in the field of higher education public relations and communications for more than 15 years. Clark joined Emory College of Arts and Sciences as its first Director of Communications in 2015. She previously served in Emory University’s central Communications and Public Affairs division as Senior Communications Officer and Associate Director of Media Relations. She serves on the Emory Scholars Selection Committee and is a 2015 graduate of Leadership DeKalb.

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Kate Lawlor

Executive Director of Development, Advancement and Alumni Engagement

Barbara W. Cooper
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Carol A. King

Chief Business Officer, Business Operations Office

Felecia Hines-Carpenter

Carol A. King joined Emory College of Arts and Sciences as Chief Business Officer on January 15, 2015. King previously served five years with the City of Atlanta as the Chief Budget Officer. She has more than 18 years of experience in financial analysis, budgeting, operational/capital project development and analysis, financial and management accounting, and performance reporting. She has worked on multi- million dollar projects as a consultant, including ERP projects. She has also worked on multi-billion dollar operational and capital budgets while developing a five- year plan. King received her bachelor’s in accounting and MBA with a concentration in finance degrees from Florida A&M University.

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Laura Papotto

Chief of Staff, Emory College

Senior Director, Human Resources

Senior Director, Faculty Operations


Laura Papotto is responsible for overseeing all College human resources operations and staff-related strategic initiatives. She serves as the College Office Human Resources liaison to the Emory University Human Resources Division, and represents the College on the Human Resources Leadership Committee.

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