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Shelley C. Mishoe Named Dean of the College of Health Sciences

Shelley C. Mishoe, associate provost and interim director of the Center for Patient and Family Centered Care and former dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences at the Medical College of Georgia, has been named dean of Old Dominion University's College of Health Sciences beginning May 1, announced Provost Carol Simpson.

Interim Dean Deanne Schuman will return to her faculty position in the School of Dental Hygiene.

"Dr. Mishoe is a highly accomplished academic administrator and health professional who brings a record of successful leadership in the health sciences, along with a commitment to enhancing diversity and cultural competency and to advancing the college's strategic goal of becoming a leader in the area of global health." said Simpson. "She will be an excellent advocate for the college's research and educational programs."

Mishoe has over 30 years of experience on the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG), which includes serving as chair of the Department of Respiratory Therapy from 1988-2000, as associate dean (2001), interim dean (2001-2002) and then dean of the College from 2002 through 2009, and as associate provost for Academic Strategic Initiatives since January 2010. During her tenure as dean of MCG, she made major advances toward the college's external fundraising, research expenditure, community engagement and diversity goals.

Currently, she serves as an appointed member of the University System of Georgia's Center for Health Workforce Planning and Analysis and has previously served on the Governor's Cooperative Agreement Advisory Committee on Youth Substance Abuse Prevention and on the Georgia State Epidemiological Outcomes Work Group for Substance Abuse Prevention. Among numerous other leadership roles, she has served as chair of the Commission for Accreditation in Respiratory Care and as chair of the Southern Association of Allied Health Deans at Academic Health Centers. She spent 2009-2010 as a Fellow of the American Council on Education, where she focused on the enhancement and assessment of student learning outcomes and student engagement.

The author of 18 book chapters and more than 60 journal articles, proceedings, editorials and conference abstracts on respiratory care and critical thinking in the clinical setting, Mishoe has also authored over 30 papers on shared governance, group process, decision making and problem based learning. She served for more than 15 years on the editorial board of the journal 'Respiratory Care.' She has also served as the project director or principal investigator on numerous research grants and contracts totaling over $6.7 million, including a $1 million U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources, Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) grant for a rural interdisciplinary training program and a $719,000 HRSA grant for interdisciplinary rural health care.

Mishoe holds a doctorate in Adult Education from the University of Georgia, a Master of Education from Augusta State University and received a BS and license as a Respiratory Therapist from SUNY Upstate Medical University.

This article was posted on: October 27, 2010

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