Samford University in Birmingham Alabama has named Keith Elder (Ph.D., '02) the dean of the School of Public Health. The school was established in 2013 as part of Samford’s College of Health Sciences.
Elder is currently professor and chair of the Department of Health Management and Policy in the College for Public Health and Social Justice at Saint Louis University. He previously served as faculty in the Department of Health Services Policy and Management in Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina, and the Department of Health Services Administration in the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His research interests include health policy, health-care delivery and health-care processes. News release
Samuel L. Brown (Ph.D., '97), has been appointed director of the Wichita State Hugo Wall School of Public Affairs. As director, Brown will oversee the Master of Public Administration degree and the department’s applied research and community service centers.
Brown is a professor at the University of Baltimore’s College of Public Affairs. Prior to his academic career, he served in positions with the private sector, as well as in state and federal government. News release