Dynamic Deans

Emory has selected acclaimed educators to lead Rollins School of Public Health and Goizueta business school.

M. Daniele Fallin, Dean Rollins School of Public Health

M. Daniele Fallin, Dean Rollins School of Public Health

Emory has appointed M. Daniele Fallin as the new James W. Curran Dean of Public Health at Rollins School of Public Health. She will join Emory July 1, 2022.

Fallin has most recently served as chair of the Department of Mental Health for the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and is the Sylvia and Harold Halpert Professor and Bloomberg Centennial Professor. She has held joint appointments in the Bloomberg School’s Departments of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine’s Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry. Fallin also has served as director of the Wendy Klag Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities and has led the center since its establishment by the Bloomberg School in 2013.

Fallin’s appointment follows an extensive international search. She succeeds James W. Curran, who joined the Rollins School of Public Health as dean and professor of epidemiology in 1995 following a twenty-five-year career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Rollins ranks No. 4 by US News & World Report among accredited schools and programs of public health and ranks No. 4 nationally for National Institutes of Health funding.     

“The world is acutely aware of the importance of public health, and we have an opportunity to translate this awareness into action,” Fallin says. “I am thrilled to lead the Rollins School of Public Health at this critical time and excited about the impact we will continue to make.”

Gareth James, DEAN Goizueta BUSINESS SCHOOL

Gareth James, Dean Goizueta Business School

Gareth James has been appointed dean of Emory's Goizueta Business School. He will take up the deanship at the university on July 1, 2022. James comes to Emory from the University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, where he has served as deputy dean, E. Morgan Stanley Chair in Business Administration, and professor of data sciences and operations. 

He describes himself as creative, mirthful, and optimistic. And he’s always ready to introduce others to rugby or cricket. He describes Goizueta students, faculty, and alumni as incredibly strong, truly cutting-edge, and passionate. 

That’s why he’s so keen to begin his work at Goizueta, noting, “Emory and Goizueta have impressive ambitions to become even stronger institutions. I’m looking forward to working with President Gregory L. Fenves, Provost Ravi V. Bellamkonda, and our faculty, staff, and students to transform that ambition into a reality. I’m also excited to be at a school whose very name represents an important legacy for both Emory and the Atlanta region.”

James believes in building a strong leadership team, providing them with the resources and support they need, and then getting out of their way, so they are empowered to do their jobs. “People rise to the challenge when you demonstrate confidence in their abilities,” he says. 

A statistician by training and a New Zealander by birth, James is an active scholar and a reknowned teacher who has won numerous awards in innovation and business education.

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