Cincinnati-- Elizabeth King, PhD, has been appointed dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Allied Health Sciences, effective June 1.
King comes to UC from Eastern Michigan University where she served as dean of the College of Health and Human Services for almost 20 years. The college includes Departments of Associate Health Professions, Human, Environmental and Consumer Resources, Nursing and Social Work.
"We have chosen an outstanding candidate who has had a successful career as dean of a college that has over 2,000 students," said Donald Harrison, MD, senior vice president and provost for health affairs at the Medical Center, of King's tenure as dean at EMU. "Dr. King is eager to participate fully in the university and in developing a strong presence for the College of Allied Health Sciences."
"I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues to continue building on the strong foundation they have created," King said.
Prior to her appointment as dean at EMU, King served as associate director for academic affairs on the Council on Higher Education in Frankfort, Ky. She was responsible for the coordination of allied health programs and providing staff support to the Allied Health Task Force to develop a statewide system of allied health education programs. She also assisted institutions in planning for and implementing new academic allied health programs and for reviewing and recommending approval or non-approval of allied health education programs.
A native of Hornell, N.Y., King earned her undergraduate and master's degree in science from the State University College of New York at Buffalo, graduating cum laude. She went on to earn her doctor of philosophy in education from Pennsylvania State University.
King started her career in allied health as a general laboratory technician at St. Joseph's Hospital in Syracuse, N.Y. and then moved on to Ira Davenport Hospital in Bath, N.Y. Following that, she worked as a medical technician at the Veterans Administration Hospitals in both Bath and Buffalo, N.Y. Her academic experience began when she taught clinical chemistry techniques to senior students at the University of Buffalo while working at the VA Hospital. She was an assistant professor in the Department of Health Education Professions at the State University of New York at Buffalo prior to joining the Council on Higher Education.
King was elected fellow in the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions in 1996. She has authored nearly 30 papers and two books. King has twice received the Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Writing from the Journal of Allied Health and the Book of the Year Award for Education from the American Journal of Nursing.
King succeeds Andrea Lindell, MS, DNS, dean of the College of Nursing, who was founder of the CAHS in 1998 and has served as interim dean.