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Lisa K. Nolan, DVM, Ph.D.

Dean Nolan

Dean, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

"No matter where I've been, I've met good people, but this is home. It feels right, and I'm thrilled to be back. I honestly believe that the UGA CVM could be the best veterinary college in the United States."

We are pleased to introduce Dr. Lisa K. Nolan as the eighth Dean of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Nolan is an alumna of the UGA CVM and took over the helm as our new dean July 1, 2017.

Previous leadership experience:

  • Professor and Founding Director, Great Plains Institute of Food Safety, 2000-2003
  • Professor and Chair of the Iowa State University Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Preventive Medicine program, 2003-2008
  • Associate dean of academic and student affairs at the ISU CVM, 2007-2009
  • Associate dean of research and graduate studies at the ISU CVM, 2009-2011
  • Dr. Stephen G. Juelsgaard Dean of the ISU CVM, 2011-2017

Past and present service to the community and the profession:

  • Secretary for the American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges, chair of the AAVMC Governance Committee, and member of the AAVMC’s Finance Committee
  • Member of the FDA-CVM’s Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee and currently serves as a member of the FDA’s Science Board and chair of the review of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System
  • Board Member, the Blank Park Zoo Foundation

Research and teaching:

Dr. Nolan is an award-winning researcher for her work in the area of Escherichia coli-caused diseases of animals and people. She has given many invited presentations around the world, authored numerous refereed journal articles and book chapters, and garnered millions of dollars in research funds. She has served as an associate editor of the Diseases of Poultry and on the advisory and editorial boards of Avian Diseases. She is also an award-winning teacher and academic advisor, having had the privilege of teaching hundreds of students and mentoring many post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduate researchers and visiting scientists over the course of her career.


  • Bachelor’s in biology at Valdosta State College, 1975
  • DVM at the University of Georgia, 1988
  • Master’s in medical microbiology at UGA, 1989
  • PhD in medical microbiology at UGA, 1992

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