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Clarkson Appoints New Associate Dean Of Health Sciences
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Clarkson University President Anthony G. Collins has named Scott D. Minor associate dean of Health Sciences and chair of the Department of Physical Therapy, effective September 1.
Minor replaces Samuel B. Feitelberg, who after five decades as a teacher, administrator, and pioneer in the physical therapy industry will assume teaching and consulting duties with the University. Feitelberg was the University's first associate dean of Health Sciences and Physical Therapy chair.
"As associate dean of Health Sciences, Scott Minor brings more than 29 years of teaching, rehabilitation engineering, and administrative experience to Clarkson's Physical Therapy program," stated Collins. "Working with Sam Feitelberg, Scott will continue the Health Sciences evolution to excellence and enhance the national reputation of Clarkson's PT curriculum. Both Sam and I are delighted that Scott will be joining Clarkson and feel confident he will help us take the next critical steps in achieving our goals for Health Sciences."
Minor is a physical therapy faculty member at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He is also director of the Occupational Health and Injury Prevention Laboratory and an adjunct assistant professor in biomedical engineering, College of Engineering, at Washington University.
His areas of research and interest are biomechanics and rehabilitation engineering. He is a biomechanics specialist with the Division of Federal Occupational Health of the Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services, and subject matter expert for Physical Therapy and the Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy.
Minor has published numerous articles and papers for physical therapy symposiums and journals.He has been recognized with the Rose Excellence in Research Award and the Lucy Blair Service Award from the American Physical Therapy Association. He has also been a visiting professor at Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia.
He holds a physical therapy degree from the University of Pennsylvania, a master of science with honors from Boston University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Iowa in exercise science.
Collins and Feitelberg also applauded the contributions of the Clarkson search committee. "The search committee members dedicated themselves to ensuring that we had the opportunity to interview very high-caliber candidates. We thank them for helping bring Dr. Minor to lead the Health Sciences program at Clarkson," said Feitelberg.