Dr. Nancy Kropf has been named the inaugural Kenneth D. Lewis Distinguished Chair in Interdisciplinary Health Studies, effective immediately.
The chair is endowed by Kenneth Lewis, whose generous support includes the naming of the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions after his mother.
Dr. Kropf has joined the School of Nursing faculty as a professor after successfully serving in multiple leadership roles within Georgia State, including director of the School of Social Work, dean of Lewis College, dean of Perimeter College, and most recently, senior vice president for strategic initiatives.
"Her extensive knowledge of different academic disciplines across campus and broad experience with administrative units make her an ideal fit for the interdisciplinary health studies chair," said Dr. Huanbiao Mo, dean of the Lewis College.
Dr. Kropf has remained an active and productive scholar with more than 100 publications in the areas of gerontology and social work. She is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and served as president of the Association of Gerontology Education – Social Work.