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IUP hires dean of health and human services

by IUP News Service on April 06, 2013 10:49 AM

Mark E. Correia has been selected as dean of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s College of Health and Human Services.

Correia will come to IUP from San Jose State University in California on June 1.

“I’m thrilled that Dr. Correia will be joining us as dean of IUP’s College of Health and Human Services,” said Timothy Moerland, IUP provost and vice president for academic affairs. “His experience and skills are an excellent fit for the college, and we look forward to his leadership.”

The College of Health and Human Services includes the departments of criminology, culinary arts, food and nutrition, health and physical education, hospitality management, human development and environmental studies, employment and labor relations, nursing and allied health professions and safety sciences.

At San Jose State University, Correia serves as chair of the department of justice studies, leads social media and technology efforts within the College of Applied Sciences and Arts, and recently served as the executive director of the Center for Justice Research, Policy and Training.

Before his work at San Jose State, he was an assistant professor in criminal justice at California State University, Los Angeles, and at the University of Nevada, Reno. He also worked in several roles at Washington State University in the Division of Governmental Studies and Services and in the criminal justice program.

“I am impressed with the strong sense of community and deep commitment to faculty and student success in the college and at IUP,” Correia said. “There is a strong sense of optimism, and I am honored to be part of an institution with such rich tradition.

“I believe this college is uniquely situated to lead the commonwealth and the nation in enhancing individual and community health and safety and in developing engaged students committed to the public interest. This is a very exciting time at IUP.”

Correia earned his bachelor’s degree in justice from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, and his master’s degree in criminal justice and Ph.D. in political science from Washington State University.

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