Gale Hansen Starich, Ph.D.

Dean, Graduate School and College of Health Sciences

Dr. Gale H. Starich speaks at the Sigma Phi Omega National Gerontology Academic Honor and Professional Society member installation

Gale​ ​Starich​ ​​has​ ​served​ ​as​ ​dean​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Brenau​ ​College​ ​of​ ​Health​ ​Sciences​ ​since​ ​2002 and​ ​dean​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Sidney​ ​O.​ ​Smith​ ​Jr.​ ​Graduate​ ​School​ ​since​ ​2010.​ ​Since​ ​she​ ​arrived​ ​at Brenau,​ ​the​ ​College​ ​of​ ​Health​ ​Sciences​ ​has​ ​grown​ ​almost​ ​seven-fold​ ​and​ ​now​ ​offers​ ​14 degrees,​ ​including​ ​a​ ​new​ ​degree​ ​in​ ​exercise​ ​science.​ ​Under​ ​her​ ​leadership,​ ​the​ ​historic nursing​ ​school​ ​experienced​ ​tremendous​ ​growth,​ ​including​ ​its​ ​naming​ ​as​ ​the​ ​Mary​ ​Inez Grindle​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Nursing.​ ​As​ ​head​ ​of​ ​the​ ​graduate​ ​school,​ ​she​ ​was​ ​instrumental​ ​in bringing​ ​the​ ​first​ ​three​ ​doctoral​ ​programs​ ​to​ ​the​ ​university.​ ​Previously,​ ​she​ ​held numerous​ ​positions​ ​at​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Nevada​ ​School​ ​of​ ​Medicine,​ ​including​ ​an​ ​associate professor​ ​position​ ​in​ ​the​ ​internal​ ​medicine​ ​and​ ​physiology​ ​and​ ​cell​ ​biology​ ​departments and​ ​director​ ​of​ ​student​ ​research​ ​for​ ​the​ ​university’s​ ​M.D.​ ​and​ ​Ph.D.​ ​programs.​ ​She​ ​holds a​ ​Ph.D.​ ​in​ ​biochemistry,​ ​a​ ​Master​ ​of​ ​Science​ ​in​ ​zoology​ ​and​ ​a​ ​bachelor’s​ ​in​ ​pre-medicine from​ ​the​ ​University​ ​of​ ​Nevada,​ ​Reno.

General inquiries:, +1-770-534-6299 or +1-800-252-5119 | Admissions:, +1-770-534-6100 or +1-800-252-5119 ext. 6100