Welcome to Academic Affairs

Laura Linnan, ScD

Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs

As the senior associate dean for academic and student affairs, I am entrusted with overseeing efforts to: appoint and promote Gillings School faculty, support faculty growth and development, maintain and improve quality and cohesion of existing academic programs, develop new academic programs and provide direction to the Gillings School’s Office of Student Affairs.

Our Purpose

At the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, we know that health care leaders need a variety of skills and knowledge to be prepared for new developments that lie ahead. That is why Academic Affairs is committed to the pursuit of excellence in all of the School’s academic activities. We strive to ensure that our public health training exceeds the changing educational needs of a 21st-century world with a high standard of rigor, quality and integrity.

Academic Affairs is responsible for leading the academic vision, advancing faculty promotion and development and contributing to students achieving successful learning outcomes at the School. We connect the teaching, research and learning missions of the School.

Our Academic Affairs staff works closely with faculty across the School to develop and deliver leading-edge, high-quality and rigorous academic programs and learning experiences to certificate and degree-seeking students as they progress from admission to graduation. Academic Affairs also works closely with Student Affairs to ensure students have curriculum and resources that support student academic, professional and social success.

Our Focus Areas

Senior Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs: Laura Linnan, ScD
Assistant: Yasemin Garber | (919) 843-8099

135 Dauer Drive
307 Rosenau Hall, CB #7440
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7440
(919) 843-8044