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COEHS Dean Interviews

February 25, 2011


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MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – Three candidates for the Western Illinois University College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) dean position will be on WIU's campuses for interviews Wednesday-Thursday, March 9-10; Thursday-Friday, March 10-11; and Monday-Tuesday, March 21-22, according to Susan Martinelli-Fernandez, College of Arts and Sciences dean and chair of the search committee.

The new dean will replace Nick DiGrino, who has served as dean since April 2009. He will retire June 30, after 25 years of service at WIU.

Susan Muller, professor and chair of health and sport sciences at Salisbury (MD) University, will interview March 9-10. Open sessions will be held Thursday, March 10 from 10-11 a.m. in Horrabin Hall 1 on the WIU-Macomb campus and from 3:15-4:15 p.m. in Room 102B at the WIU-Quad Cities 60th Street campus.

Robert Spina, professor and chair of human movement sciences at Old Dominion University (Norfolk, VA), will interview March 10-11. Open sessions will be held Thursday, March 10 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. in Room 102B at the WIU-Quad Cities 60th Street campus and from 3:30-4:30 p.m. in Horrabin Hall 1 on the WIU-Macomb campus.

Sterling Saddler, vice president of the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Nevada (Las Vegas), will interview March 21-22. Open sessions will be held Tuesday, March 22 from 9-10 a.m. in Horrabin Hall 1 on the WIU-Macomb campus and from 1-2 p.m. in Room 102 at the WIU-Quad Cities 60th Street campus.

Muller has served as professor of heath education and exercise at Salisbury since August 2005 and as chair of the department of health and sport sciences since 2004. She is also the director of the health education program. She joined Salisbury University as an assistant professor in August 1993. She received her doctorate and master's degrees from the University of Maryland, a bachelor's degree from Salisbury University and a bachelor's degree from Edinboro University.

Spina has served as professor and department chair of human movement sciences at Old Dominion since 2006. Prior to that he was a professor, department chair and graduate coordinator for the kinesiology department at San Francisco State University from 2003-2006. He also served as associate dean of the College of Health and Human Services at San Francisco from 2004-2006. He received his doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh; his master's degree from Queens College, City University of New York; and his bachelor's degree from C.W. Post College of Long Island University. He also has completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine.

Saddler has served as professor and vice president for the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Nevada (Las Vegas) since 2010. He is also the founder and director of the Center for Workforce Development and Occupational Outreach. Previously he served as interim associate dean for research and administration from 2007-2010 and as chair of the educational leadership department from 2005-2007. He joined the UNLV faculty in 1998. At UNLV, Saddler has served as educational leadership department chair and assistant chair. He received his doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University; his master's degree from the State University of New York (Oswego); and his bachelor's degree from Tuskegee University.

Complete candidate interview schedules and vitas will be available at wiu.edu/employment.

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