About the Dean

Meet Lisa K. Nolan, the eighth dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine, proud Georgia native, and alumna of the college.

Dr. Lisa K. Nolan returned to her home state in July 2017 to take over as dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. Prior to that she spent 14 years at Iowa State University serving in a variety of positions, including chair of the Veterinary Microbiology and Preventative Medicine department and associate dean of both academic and student affairs and research and graduate studies. The last six years at Iowa State she was the Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. Before going to Iowa State, she was a professor at North Dakota State University and served as the director of the Great Plains Food Safety Institute.

Her research focuses on bacterial disease, specifically E. Coli in poultry, for which she was awarded the Phibro Animal Health Excellence in Poultry Research Award.

Dr. Nolan holds a B.S. in biology from Valdosta State College and a DVM, M.S. in medical microbiology and Ph.D. in medical microbiology, all from the University of Georgia.

“No matter where I’ve been I’ve met good people, but this is home, and I’m thrilled to be back. I truly believe that the UGA CVM is the best veterinary school in the nation, and we’re working hard to elevate the College to new heights every day!”

– Lisa K. Nolan –