is dean of Georgia State University’s Perimeter College, one of the largest associate-degree-granting colleges in the nation.
As dean, Kropf is the executive officer for the college and is responsible for academic, administrative, research and service functions. The dean reports to the senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost of Georgia State University and is responsible for visionary, innovative leadership and effective administration of the college.
Perimeter College offers five campuses servicing metropolitan Atlanta—in Alpharetta, Clarkston, Decatur, Dunwoody and Newton County. It also offers an extensive online program that is one of the largest of any college in the University System of Georgia.
Before assuming the Perimeter role in February 2019, Kropf was dean of the Byrdine F. Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions for more than three years.
She joined the faculty of Georgia State in 2006 as director and professor in the school of social work, then became an associate dean in the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies in 2013. In 2015, then an associate dean for research and strategic initiatives in the Andrew Young School, she was appointed dean of the Lewis School (which became a college under her leadership). There, she oversaw the seamless integration of the associate degree nursing program at Perimeter College with the Lewis College.
Under Dean Kropf’s leadership, the Lewis College added new academic programs and degrees, expanded the number of faculty and exceeded the college’s fundraising goal by 116 percent. The college also received funds for two new endowed chairs during her tenure as dean.
Dean Kropf has presented scholarly papers at national and international conferences and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed journal articles. Her research and publications concentrate on gerontology and social work.
She is a co-author and contributor of more than a dozen books focusing on aging and the caregiving for older adults. Her newest book is “Senior Cohousing, A New Way Forward for Active Older Adults,” co-authored with Sherry Cummings.
Contact Information: Nancy P. Kropf, Ph.D. Dean, Perimeter College Professor, Social Work Georgia State University
Decatur Campus, Suite SA 3200 firstname.lastname@example.org
As assistant dean for Academic Affairs, Brad Tucker is responsible for the academic functions of Perimeter College, including academic policy, grade appeals, academic dishonesty appeals, the college catalog, DegreeWorks, course scheduling, faculty allocation and curriculum changes.
Tucker has been in the University System of Georgia since 1992. He joined Perimeter College (then known as DeKalb College) in fall of 1995 as an English instructor. During his tenure at the college, he has been the department chair of English as a Second Language and World Languages at the Dunwoody Campus, the Faculty Senate chair, the Banner academic advisor, DegreeWorks scribe and the assistant director of Academic Affairs.
Contact Information: Brad Tucker Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs
Decatur Campus SA 3440 email@example.com
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