Hall named deputy dean of College of Health Sciences
Susan Hall

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9:01 a.m., March 10, 2010----Susan J. Hall, professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Applied Physiology at the University of Delaware, has been named deputy dean of the College of Health Sciences.

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“This is an exciting time to be in a college of health sciences given the myriad health and healthcare challenges facing our country and, indeed, the world,” Hall says.

“I'm particularly pleased to have the opportunity to be in a leadership role within the college during this dynamic time in the University's history. Our college has much to gain from our new partnerships within the Delaware Health Sciences Alliance and the opportunity to create a health sciences and technology campus on part of the former Chrysler property.”

Hall joined the University of Delaware faculty as department chair in 1999. She is the current president and a fellow of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) Research Consortium and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Hall has also been president of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) Biomechanics Academy, vice president of ASCM, and a member of the board of directors of the International Society for Biomechanics in Sport.

In addition, she has served on a number of journal editorial boards and is the author of several books, including Basic Biomechanics, now in its fifth edition and available in four languages.

In 2009, Hall received the Ruth B. Glassow Biomechanics Honor Award from NASPE for her significant contributions to applied biomechanics research. Her research focuses on low back pain prevention and clinical biomechanics.

“Susan brings great vision, excellent leadership skills, and a strong research background to this position,” says Kathleen S. Matt, dean of the College of Health Sciences. “I look forward to working with her as we expand our research, education, and clinical programs, as well as our physical facilities, in collaboration with our partners.”

Article by Diane Kukich

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