A Gainesville woman, Phaedra Corso, has been named vice president for research at Kennesaw State University, effective Feb. 4.
Corso currently serves as director of the Economic Evaluation Research Group in the College of Public Health and the associate director of the Owens Institute for Behavioral Research at the University of Georgia.
As vice president for research, Corso will serve as the chief research administrator and officer for Kennesaw State, with responsibilities tied to elevating research activities and productivity for the University.
“Phaedra Corso’s depth of experience makes her a phenomenal addition to Kennesaw State,” Whitten said. “Dr. Corso is renowned for her research in economic evaluation and policy analysis, and she will be a tremendous asset as KSU builds on our Carnegie classification as an R3 institution.”
In addition to her roles at the University of Georgia, Corso served in a number of leadership positions at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for 15 years.
“It is my honor and great pleasure to serve the Kennesaw State community as vice president for research during this exciting time of growth,” Corso said. “My commitment to research advocacy and service to both faculty and students will allow me to guide the research enterprise at KSU into its next phase of development – to be the best R3 in the country.”