McMahan Among ‘Awesome 100’
Shari McMahan, dean of the College of Health and Human Development, is among "100 Awesome Deans of Public Health 2012" chosen by MPHPrograms List.com. The criteria for selection, according to the website, were "based on the reputation of the institution along with the personal achievements of each Dean." McMahan, listed at No. 56, became dean in 2011 and is the newest member of the CSUF Council of Deans. At the time of her appointment, Steven N. Murray, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, stated: "Dr. McMahan has maintained a stellar record of scholarship that includes more than 40 peer-reviewed publications and more than $1 million in external grants, most of which have been in support of her research, which utilizes a social ecological approach in the study of healthy lifestyles and prevention of obesity." McMahan oversees the departments of Child and Adolescent Studies, Counseling, Health Science, Human Services, Kinesiology and Social Work, as well as the college's School of Nursing and its Military Science Program.