As Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs, Dr. Garner provides oversight of faculty development including appointments, promotions and tenure, recruitment and hiring processes, mentoring, career advancement and merit review, as well as faculty salaries, problems and records.
Dr. Garner has nearly 30 years of experience in an academic medical center as a researcher, lecturer, professor, tutor and advisor. In her 24-year career as a faculty member in the Department of Cell and Neurobiology at the Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Garner has consistently been involved in numerous faculty service organizations, including the faculty executive council, the salary advisory committee, the tenure and grievance committee and the faculty senate, among others.
Dr. Garner has served as assistant dean for faculty affairs since 2004. She also serves as associate provost for faculty development at USC, a position she has held since 2007. In that role, she helps coordinate and further faculty growth and development initiatives of the USC Provost's office.
In addition to her outstanding dedication to faculty development, Dr. Garner is also an award-winning teacher and a successful researcher in the field of cell and neurobiology. She has directed numerous National Institutes of Health grants and has most recently been involved in research on intracellular transport of viruses in neurons and epithelial cells.
Dr. Garner earned her bachelor's degree in biology and her Ph.D. in anatomy and neurobiology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Xie J, Chiang L, Contreras J, Wu K, Garner JA, Medina-Kauwe L, Hamm-Alvarez SF. Novel fiber-dependent entry mechanism for adenovirus serotype 5 in lacrimal acini. J Virol. 2006 Dec; 80(23):11833-51. View in: PubMed
Garner JA. Herpes simplex virion entry into and intracellular transport within mammalian cells. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2003 Nov 14; 55(11):1497-513. View in: PubMed