Alderson Broaddus names new Dean of the College of Health, Science, Technology & Mathematics

Alderson Broaddus University Provost / Executive Vice President for Student Affairs Joan Propst announced Dr. Michael Boehke as the Dean of the College of Health, Science, Technology & Mathematics.

“My vision for the College of Health, Science, Technology and Mathematics is to maintain the rich traditions and build upon the successes associated with both of the merging colleges,” Boehke said.

Boehke came to Alderson Broaddus in August 1999 as an Athletic Trainer and Assistant Professor of Athletic Training. In 2002, he played a key role in gaining initial accreditation of the Athletic Training Education Program and was promoted to Head Athletic Trainer, Clinical Instructor Educator and Clinical Coordinator. In 2009, Boehke earned the rank of Associate Professor of Athletic Training.

Boehke was promoted to Director of the Athletic Training Education Program in 2012. Michael completed a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Administration at West Virginia University in 2014. His dissertation topic was barriers, facilitators, and frequency of evidence-based practice use in Athletic Training. Also, in 2014, Dr. Boehke began developing the Exercises Science curriculum; the program was approved in 2015 with Boehke serving as Director. In August 2016, Michael was asked to co-represent the College of Health Sciences on Deans’ Council. In 2017 he was promoted to Professor of Exercise Science and Athletic Training.

During his 19 years at Alderson Broaddus, Dr. Boehke has served on many committees including the Deans’ Council, Chairing the Institution Review Board, Financial Aid Committee, Athletic Advisory Board, Budget Finance Committee, and Tenure, Promotion and Sabbatical Leave Committee.

“Dr. Boehke has exceptional leadership skills and is well suited to a leadership position,” said Propst. “Mike replaces Dr. Ross Brittain, who previously served as the Dean of the College of Science, Technology and Mathematics and while Dr. Brittain will be missed; I have full confidence that Mike will be able to grow our science programs well into the future as the health and science disciplines grow nationwide. It is a pleasure to have Mike as a part of the academic leadership team.”

Boehke earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training in 1997 from Waynesburg College in Waynesburg, PA and a Master’s of Science in Athletic Training from California University of Pennsylvania in 1999. Boehke’s thesis topic was on the use of creatine supplementation in high school athletics.

Michael lives in Clarksburg, WV with his wife Brandy and son Simon.

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