Alumnus is New Dean of Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health

Georgia Southern University alumnus Stuart Tedders, Ph.D., (’87) is the new dean of the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health. The native of Perry, Georgia, began his career at Georgia Southern University as an assistant professor in 2000 and was an original member of the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health, which was founded on Jan. 1, 2006. Tedders has worked with rural and underserved communities in Georgia for nearly 26 years and was named Georgia Rural Health Researcher of the Year in 1999 by the Georgia Rural Health Association.

“I am delighted to be selected as the next dean of the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health,” said Tedders. “Having spent much of my career at Georgia Southern University, I am proud to continue serving an institution with such strong traditions of excellence and a vision to serve rural and underserved communities.”

Tedders has served in numerous faculty and administrative capacities in the college, most recently as the interim dean. He also served as director of the Center for Rural Health Research and the director of the Office of Public Health Practice/Community Service.