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Helen Livingston EdD

Helen Livingston EdD

Associate Dean
Main Campus

Job Description

The Master of Sciences Degree in Biomedical Sciences Bridge to Clinical Medicine Major and the Office of Undergraduate Outreach and Advising and Pre-College Programs are supervised by Dr. Livingston.


Helen Livingston has been an educator since graduating from Troy University in 1964. She earned her M.S. in counseling and psychology in 1971, her certification in secondary school administration in 1985 from Troy University, and her doctorate from The University of Alabama in 1992. As a K-12 educator she taught English and history to middle and high school students in California, Florida and Alabama, served as a high school and elementary school counselor, a high school assistant principal and a high school principal. In 1991 she began her higher-education career at Troy University Dothan Campus directing undergraduate admissions and extended university programs and teaching educational and developmental psychology and supervising student teachers. In 1996 she came to Florida State University and served as director of admissions for the Program in Medical Sciences. When the College of Medicine was established at FSU she was appointed assistant dean for student affairs, admissions and outreach. Her research interests have included high school dropouts, the effective schools program, nontraditional college students, lifespan development and health issues, and is currently involved in research on pipeline program effectiveness for premedical students. Dr. Livingston is the mother of a daughter and three sons and the grandmother to a granddaughter and three grandsons. She enjoys her time spent with family, traveling, reading, fishing, and working with her horses.


Bachelor of Science from Troy University Master of Science from Troy University Doctor of Education from The University of Alabama

Research Focus

Pipeline program effectiveness for rural, minority, and nontraditional students interested in entering medical school.