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Meet the Deans

  • Sheri Worthy

    Sheri Worthy

    Samuel A. and Sharon Y. Nickols Professor, Interim Dean

    As Interim Dean for the College of Family and Consumer Sciences, Dr. Sheri Worthy is responsible for providing transitionary leadership and promoting the land-grant mission of teaching, research, and public service/outreach. She provides administrative guidance and advocacy for faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Dr. Worthy oversees the implementation of the 2025 FACS Strategic Plan and promotes excellence in all the College's programs. 

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  • Allisen Penn

    Allisen Penn

    Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach

    As the FACS Associate Dean for Extension and Outreach, Dr. Allisen Penn is responsible for leading the college in fulfilling its land-grant university mission of providing Georgia’s residents, businesses and communities access to quality educational experiences and the institution’s knowledge base. Dr. Penn is a proven leader who brings extensive experience and skills to support Extension and outreach programming. She works closely with leaders from the College of Agricultural and Environmental SciencesUGA Extension, the Office of the Vice President of Public Service and Outreach and other colleges and units for the successful application of research to priority needs of the state. She also leads through the Georgia Clinical Translational Science Alliance to address health and wellness needs, particularly in rural and underserved populations, by strengthening and expanding research collaborations with faculty from a variety of disciplines.

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  • Jamie Cooper

    Jamie Cooper

    Professor, Interim Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Director of UGA Obesity Initiative

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  • Linda Fox

    Linda Fox

    Emeritus Professor and Dean

    My job is to provide vision and a collaborative environment for administrators, faculty, staff and students to succeed. In FACS we are studying the sciences and applying the principles of business and design in the human sciences. I am a strong advocate for the integration of research, teaching and public service to fulfill the land-grant university obligations to develop strong economics, safe and diverse communities and healthy children and families. The College has 100 faculty, 400 employees, numerous volunteers and alumni supporting 1,900 undergraduates and 300 graduate students in five departments and institutes. 

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