Julie Serovich, PhD
Dr. Julie Serovich assumed leadership as dean of the College of Behavioral and Community
Sciences (CBCS) at the University of South Florida in July 2012. Prior to coming to
USF, she was chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Science at The
Ohio State University.
At USF, Serovich assumed leadership of a college that was created in 2008 to prepare students, scholars, human service providers, policymakers and others involved in quality of life issues for work that affects many diverse populations. CBCS currently enrolls nearly 2,000 undergraduate and 700 graduate students and generates upward of $26 million in research contracts and grants each year.
Established in 2008, CBCS is one of 14 colleges and schools on USF’s Tampa campus.
Its collaborative units and academic strength position faculty, students and staff
to lead USF's ascension to prominence as a research university with state, national
and global impact. The college incorporates one of the largest behavioral health research
and training institutes in the country, focused on multidisciplinary collaborations
and a strong research continuum with depth and breadth in areas from basic behavioral
sciences to clinical and services interventions, community-partnered participatory
approaches and policy analysis, and the implementation of evidence-based and best
practices within human service systems.
Her work began more than two decades ago at Texas Tech University, where, after receiving her doctorate from the University of Georgia, she was named an assistant professor of marriage and family therapy in 1991. Also a graduate of Loyola College, Baltimore, she joined the OSU faculty in 1995 and was named the inaugural director of the Couples and Family Therapy program. Since 1997, she has received grant funding for over 15 straight years in excess of $9 million, mostly from the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH).
- Curriculum Vita
- 2020 Fall College Assembly Presentation
- 2020 Spring College Assembly Presentation
- 2019 Fall College Assembly Presentation
- 2019 Spring College Assembly Presentation
- Safety Campaign
Patricia Cleveland, MPA
Assistant Director, Dean's Office
The CBCS Dean's Office provides leadership to ensure the mission and strategic initiatives of the College are realized. The Office of the Dean provides administrative support for the educational, research, training, and service activities conducted by faculty and staff. These functions include:
- Academic Support Services
- Fiscal Affairs
- Facilities Management
- Human Resources
- Space Scheduling
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