April 15, 2017


 Nolan named dean of UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

Posted March 29, 2017

Dr. Lisa K. Nolan

Dr. Lisa K. Nolan has been named dean of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, effective July 1.

She succeeds Dr. Sheila W. Allen, now senior accreditation adviser for the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. Dr. Richard Keith Harris is serving as interim dean at Georgia.

Since 2011, Dr. Nolan has been the Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine.

As dean of the Iowa State veterinary college, Dr. Nolan co-chaired a One Health—One Medicine initiative that brought faculty members from across campus together to foster new collaborations that span animal, human, and ecosystem health. To improve student learning outcomes, she oversaw a comprehensive curricular review, enhanced the assessment of teaching, and upgraded teaching laboratories and study spaces. The college met or exceeded all its fundraising goals under her leadership and is now in the public phase of a campaign to increase scholarship support, enhance facilities, and create additional endowed faculty chairs.

Among her previous positions, Dr. Nolan was founding director of the Great Plains Institute of Food Safety at North Dakota State University and chair of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine at the Iowa State veterinary college. Also at the college, she served as associate dean of academic and student affairs and associate dean of research and graduate studies.

Her research focuses on bacterial diseases that impact animal health, human health, and food safety. Her patents include a potential vaccine target, a gene associated with Escherichia coli virulence in poultry.

Dr. Nolan earned her veterinary degree from the University of Georgia in 1988 and her doctorate in medical microbiology from UGA.  

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