Elon University’s School of Health Sciences gets new Dean, Maha Lund

Maha Lund

As a dean, Ms. Lund will step into the leadership role for graduate programs in physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and undergraduate nursing programs.

Following a national search, Elon University has selected Maha Lund as the new dean of its School of Health Sciences.

Since 2014, Maha Lund has served as the division chief and the director of the Physician Assistant Program, at the prestigious Emory University School of Medicine.

Her rich experience is equipped with healthcare education as an administrator, an inspiring professor in the classroom, and a skillful clinician with her patients.

Her lustrous tenure at Emory is brightened through her advanced efforts in improving health equity primarily consisting of recruiting and supporting faculty and also the students from underrepresented segments, in the course of maximizing opportunities for students to participate in service learning, like the program’s flagship Emory Farmworker Project that annually supports with free health care to approximately 1,800 farmworkers and their families.

In her key role as a dean of the Elon University School of Health Sciences, Maha will report to the provost and will direct the departments of Physical Therapy Education, Physician Assistant Studies and Nursing, which has 28 full-time faculty and more than 300 graduate and undergraduate students. Apart from strengthening the University’s active, engaging, and experimental education offerings with a meticulous and demanding academic environment, the responsibilities as the dean will include contributing administrative and intellectual leadership for the School of Health Sciences.

President Connie Ledoux Book said “Lund’s strong record of student-centered education, excellence in clinical practice and commitment to service leadership will be a considerable benefit to the School of Health Sciences as it continues to grow and evolve.”

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