Dr. Annatjie (Anna) Faul, a native South African, came to Louisville in 2000 to take a tenure-track faculty position as an Associate Professor at the Kent School of Social Work at the University of Louisville. She is currently the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs for the Kent School of Social Work and Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging which is part of the UofL Health Sciences Center. Her teaching career began in Pretoria as a researcher and clinician and later as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Johannesburg.
Dr. Faul has published numerous articles and book chapters. With her focus on gerontology, she built a specialization in gerontology that began to attract students to the field, and she worked to secure scholarships to attract and support students in an area that had local and national importance. Her work with the Institute for Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging prepares primary physicians and other professionals in our region to better serve our geriatric population. Under her leadership, the City of Louisville became the 120th member of the AARP Network of Age-Friendly Communities in October 2016. She is driven by her passion for ensuring that services for the elderly continue to grow.
Please join us on May 18th at the Hyatt Regency for the 2017 MOSAIC Awards, a dinner event recognizing new or first-generation immigrants and refugees who are making a significant contribution to their profession and our local and global community. Dr. Faul and the other honorees will receive the MOSAIC Award, which symbolizes Multicultural Opportunities for Success and Achievement In our Community. For more information visit: www.jfcslouisville.org/mosaic-awards