John McCarthy Named Dean of College of Health Sciences Professionals

Executive Vice President and Provost Elizabeth Sayers has appointed Dr. John McCarthy, CCC-SLP, FNAP as Dean of Ohio University’s College of Health Sciences and Vocational Studies.

McCarthy has served as Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences during his tenure. appointed in December 2020. His appointment as interim dean was to replace Randy Leite. publication that he will step down as dean in December 2020;

“The College of Health Sciences is a national leader in training health professionals at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and Dr. John McCarthy has done an excellent job as interim dean,” Sayers said. “I am confident he will continue to provide strong leadership to support continued progress in teaching, research, scholarship, innovative academic programs and community engagement.”

A professor of communication sciences and disability, McCarthy has held several positions since joining Ohio University in 2004, including associate dean and associate chairman of the Department of Communication Sciences and Disability.

He is a Distinguished Scholar Fellow of the National Academies of Practice (NAP), Vice Chair of the NAP Speech-Language Pathology Academy, author of more than 60 scholarly articles and book chapters, and co-editor of electronic resources. There is also. Expandable and Alternative Communication: An Interactive Clinical Casebook. McCarthy has worked for ten years in the field of interprofessional education in research, consulting, and commission work at the state and national levels. His research interests include developing better computers, his users, his interfaces, and expanding the creative potential of children and young people with multiple disabilities.

McCarthy received his Ph.D. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Science and Disorders, a Master’s degree in Communication Disorders, and his BM in Music from Penn State University.

The selection committee for the Health Sciences Professional Dean was led by Scott Tittsworth, Dean of the School of Communications, and Char Miller, Dean of the School of Nursing.

“I would like to thank all the search committee members for their time and dedication to this process,” Sayers said. We’ve identified a pool of good candidates who have ideas.”

https://www.ohio.edu/news/2022/12/john-mccarthy-named-dean-college-health-sciences-and-professions John McCarthy Named Dean of College of Health Sciences Professionals

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