About Us

Dean Dianne Murphy
A message from our Dean

Welcome to the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics! Falk College brings together Syracuse University’s professional programs in Child & Family Studies, Food Studies, Marriage & Family Therapy, Public Health, Nutrition Science & Dietetics, Social Work, and Sport Management in an environment of cross-disciplinary teaching, research, practice, and service. Through classroom learning and hands-on experience, our students learn by example—and by doing—to become professionals who will provide services that enhance the emotional and physical well-being of individuals, families, and communities.

The mission of Falk College is to provide instructional excellence and leadership in its fields of study through scholarship, practice, civic engagement, advocacy and entrepreneurial endeavors to promote the health and well-being of individuals of all ages, their families, and their communities within the framework of social justice principles.

Working closely with Falk College Dean, Diane Lyden Murphy, the College’s leadership team includes associate deans responsible for the following areas:

Eileen Lantier, Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs

Irene Kehres, Associate Dean, Student Support Services

Deborah J. Monahan, Associate Dean, Research

The Dean’s Office of the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics, located at 440 White Hall, can be reached at 315-443-2027 for more information about academic programs, services and all other activities related to the College.

Falk College Facts  

The Falk Legacy


The Falk Legacy from SU David B. Falk College on Vimeo. Syracuse University recognizes the significant gift that made Falk College possible.


David Falk: Agent of Change from SU David B. Falk College on Vimeo. A documentary about David Falk.