Congratulations to HERCULES Director, Carmen Marsit, on being named the Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research Strategy at the Rollins School of Public Health. See below for the full announcement from Dean Fallin.
Dr. Carmen Marsit, Executive Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Research Strategy: Dr. Marsit is a world-renowned researcher and educator focused broadly on understanding the molecular mechanisms responsible for mediating the impact of the environment in human disease with a goal to both provide important biologic and mechanistic evidence to support policies related to the control of environmental contaminants, and to provide insights into novel prevention and intervention strategies. His contributions as Associate Dean have been crucial to our success in the past several years, particularly as we navigated a pandemic and transition of Dr. Arriola. In his new role, Dr. Marsit will oversee all faculty-related matters including recruitment and hiring, advancement, promotion and tenure, career development, recognition, and grievances. He will also serve as the school’s lead administrator for the development and support of research excellence and productivity including overall leadership for the implementation of the research-related components of the school’s strategic plan, by facilitating programs and services aimed at faculty development in research/scholarship. He will oversee the Public Health Sciences cluster of doctoral programs; foster collaboration and partnerships within and beyond the University; and represent the school to external local, regional, national and international audiences and constituencies. This position includes supporting the school’s Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure Committee and the Faculty Council. He will work with the Executive Associate Dean for Educational Affairs (Dr. Lang) to collect data to facilitate reporting to relevant constituencies (e.g., the university, the accrediting agency, etc.). Dr. Marsit will continue to represent RSPH at the Council of Associate Deans meetings. He will also serve as Acting Dean in my absence.