Frances Purcell

Campus Ast Dean Curriculum SE

Frances Purcell

Campus Ast Dean Curriculum SE

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior

Bio

In 2015, Dr. Frances Purcell was selected as the Assistant Dean for Curriculum for the Southeast Regional Campus. Dr. Purcell joined the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia Department of Psychiatry as Associate Professor in 2015. Dr. Purcell’s career has been defined by service to communities throughout Georgia. In 2011, Dr. Purcell was honored as one of the Top Ten Working Women of Savannah by Assisting Working Women in Need (AWWIN) as a Philanthropic Leader. Before joining MCG, she served as the associate director for academic program development at Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon as well as the assistant director of their Master of Public Health Program and assistant professor in their Department of Community Medicine. Over the years, she has distinguished herself as a community leader and catalyst for improving the lives of the citizens across Georgia through her work with the Georgia Cancer Coalition, Chatham County Safety Net, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and the Georgia Public Health Association. Dr. Purcell completed her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership in Higher Education at Mercer University in Macon and earned an M.S. in Psychology with an emphasis in neuropsychology from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville.

  • (912) 819-8092
  • Southeast Campus

Education

  • Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Adm Mercer University, 2010

  • MS, Psychology, General Georgia College & State Univer, 1993

  • BS, Psychology, General Georgia College & State Univer, 1991

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • NEUR 5000

    Basic Clkshp in Neurology
  • SURG 5000

    Basic Clkshp in Surgery Core

College Service

  • 4th Year Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Annual Faculty Development Planning Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Curriculum Oversight Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Phase 3 Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Region J Coordinating Hospital Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Magnolia Coastlands Area Health Education Center 2016 - Present

    Role: Board Member
  • Medical Association of Georgia Medical Reserve Corps 2016 - Present

    Role: Officer, Other Officer
  • Savannah Chatham County Public School System Audit Committee 2011 - Present

    Role: Committee Member