Dean, College of Liberal Arts - Ellen Lopez
Dean College of Liberal Arts
College of Liberal Arts
1747 South Chandalar Drive, Fairbanks, AK, 99709
Ellen Lopez became the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts following the retirement on Dean Sherman in July 2020.
Lopez earned her Ph.D. in public health from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and her master’s in public health from the University of Washington, Seattle. Prior to joining UAF in 2009, Lopez was instrumental in establishing the University of Florida’s College of Public Health and Health Professions.
As a public health trained professional with expertise in community-based participatory research, Lopez’ research, teaching, service and leadership engage community stakeholders in addressing priority concerns towards enhancing well-being, quality of life, social justice and sustainability.