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Finalists chosen for new College of Health Professions associate dean


Two finalists will be interviewed to be the new associate dean of the College of Health Professions. 

Allon Goldberg, director of the physical therapy department at the University of Michigan-Flint was interviewed March 21. David C. Berry, chair of the athletic training department at Saginaw Valley State University will visit campus for an interview April 2. 

Megan Goodwin, acting associate dean of the College of Education and Human Services is the chair of the committee carrying out the search. She said the search began during the Fall 2017 semester. The position should be filled this summer, according to University Communications.

Goodwin said the committee began reviewing applications for the position in December but didn’t find what it was looking for.

“The committee did not feel we had captured the kind of candidates we were seeking,” Goodwin said. “So, we closed the search, reviewed our position announcement and reposted the position before the semester break in December.”

In February, the committee began reviewing new applications.

“Our second posting brought applications from a strong number of candidates,” Goodwin said.

The committee was put together by Provost Michael Gealt and CHP Dean Thomas Masterson.

According to University Communications, the other committee members are:

  • Karen Haskin, clinical services director, Carls Center for Clinical Care and Education
  • Carrie Appold, business services coordinator, College of Health Professions
  • Blaine Long, faculty member, School of Rehabilitation and Medical Sciences
  • Stephanie Richards, faculty member, communication sciences and disorders
  • Karen Lomond, faculty member, School of Health Sciences
  • Dan Ballou, faculty member, physical education and sport
  • Ray Allen, chair, physical education and sport
  • Austin Pearson, graduate student
  • Cali Clark, human resources representative
  • Jon Humiston, special assistant to the provost