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Dean Richard Clover, the founding dean of the SPHIS, is stepping down after 10 years of establishing, developing, and securing accreditation for the School of Public Health and Information Sciences. The Dean’s Search Committee has been established and met on May 23, 2012 when the committee received its charge from the Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, David L. Dunn, M.D, Ph.D. They will meet a number of times over the next several months. The Search Committee and Search Timeline are listed below. 

Click here to read an article about Dean Clover's tenure.

Click here to view the SPHIS Dean Profile.

Click here to view the SPHIS Dean Ad.


Late May 2012 Meeting 1: Organizational meeting
Early June Meeting 2: Committee meets for final review of ad and position profile including key objectives, advertising and outreach plans and other related material
Early June  Active recruiting begins
Mid August Meeting 3: Committee meets to identify candidates to reference check
Early September Meeting 4: Committee meets to discuss reference check results and selects candidates for initial, off campus interviews
Late September Meeting 5: Committee conducts initial interviews and selects 3 to 4 candidates for on campus interviews
Early October Committee and SPHIS host on campus interviews
Mid October Meeting 6: Committee meets to develop report of candidate strengths and weaknesses to be sent to Dr. David L. Dunn, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, and Dr. Shirley Willihnganz,  Executive Vice President and University Provost


Search Committee

Chair, Kathy B. Baumgartner, Ph.D., Associate Dean and Professor of Epidemiology & Population Health

Guy Brock, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Bioinformatics & Biostatistics

Robert Esterhay M.D., Associate Professor of Health Management & Systems Sciences

LaQuandra S. Nesbitt, M.D., Assistant Professor of Health Management & Systems Sciences

Irma N. Ramos, M.D., Assistant Professor of Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences

Richard W. Wilson, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences

Susi D. Walsh, Staff Representative

Robin Weiss, M.P.H., Student Representative

Jessica Simpson, Alternate Student Representative

John J. Sauk, D.D.S., Dean, School of Dentistry

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