Lisa Tedesco, former vice president and secretary of the University of Michigan, has been named dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, effective May 1.
“Lisa is someone with an extraordinary breadth of administrative experience,” says Provost Earl Lewis. “She’s been the academic dean of a school, secretary of one of the major research universities in the country, and interim provost. She is equipped to help us think very hard about graduate education and a number of issues Emory will address in the near future.”
In addition to her administrative role at Emory, Tedesco also will hold faculty appointments at the Rollins School of Public Health and the College’s Division of Educational Studies.
Tedesco has been a member of the faculty at the University of Michigan since 1992, when she became associate dean of its dental school. She was named university secretary in 1998 and served as interim provost in 2001. A former president of the American Association of Dental Schools, she is widely known as a social science health educator concerned with health disparities, curriculum reform, and diversity in the health care workforce.
Tedesco, currently a visiting fellow at Columbia University’s Center for Community Health Partnerships, was a faculty member at the State University of New York at Buffalo from 1981 to 1992 and holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Bridgeport and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from SUNY-Buffalo.