CHHS Welcomes Founding Dean


Description: Charles (Charlie) J. Hardy, M.S., Ph.D. was selected to lead UNCW's College of Health and Human Services as its founding dean, effective July 1, 2011.   

Dean Hardy comes to UNCW from Georgia Southern University, where he was founding dean of the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health since 2006, dean of the Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies from 2002-2005, associate dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences from 2001-2002, and chair of the Department of Health and Kinesiology from 1994-2001. He was an assistant/associate professor at UNC Chapel Hill from 1983-1994.

Dean Hardy holds a Ph.D. from Louisiana State University in kinesiology/psychology and was a post-doctoral research fellow in exercise and sport science at UNC Chapel Hill. He earned his Master of Science degree in exercise science from the University of Tennessee and a B.S. in health and physical education from East Carolina University. His research focuses on the role of social influence processes in health and human performance, which he has presented at regional, national and international conferences. He also has served as a reviewer and editor for numerous academic publications. In 2009, he received the Distinguished Educator/Researcher of the Year award from the Georgia Rural Health Association, and in 2010 he was appointed by the governor to the Georgia Advisory Council for Public Health.   Under his leadership, the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health was recently accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). 

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