All Four Finalists for Dean of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Georgia Are Women

The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy has announced a field of four finalists to serve as dean. All four finalists will visit campus by the end of the month for a series of interviews and public presentations. All four finalists are women.

Elizabeth Topp is a professor in the department of industrial and physical pharmacy at Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. Before joining the faculty at Purdue in 2009, she taught at the University of Kansas. Professor Topp is a graduate of the University of Delaware, where she majored in chemical engineering. She holds a master’s degree in chemical and biochemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in pharmaceutics from the University of Michigan.

Kelly M. Smith is a professor and associate dean for academic and student affairs at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. She joined the faculty at the university in 1996, was promoted to associate professor in 2001, and to full professor in 2015. Professor Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in pharmacy and a doctorate in pharmacy from the University of Georgia.

Betsy Sleath is the George H. Cocolas Distinguished Professor and chair of the division of pharmaceutical outcomes and policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She joined the university’s faculty in 1995 after teaching at the University of New Mexico. Professor Sleath is a graduate of the University of Connecticut, where she double majored in sociology and pharmacy. She holds a master’s degree in pharmacy and a Ph.D. in pharmacy and sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Cynthia Carnes is a professor and senior associate dean for graduate and research studies at the Ohio State University College of Pharmacy. Professor Carnes began teaching at Ohio State in 1996. She was promoted to associate professor in 2004 and granted tenure and became a full professor in 2010. Dr. Carnes is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where she majored in pharmacy. She holds a pharmacy doctorate from the University of Utah and a Ph.D. in pharmacy and veterinary clinical sciences from Ohio State University.

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