Appointments made in reorganization of YSU grad studies, research

Sal Sanders

Sal Sanders

Sal Sanders, associate professor of Health Professions at Youngstown State University, has been named the new associate dean of Graduate Studies at YSU.

In addition, Scott Martin, professor and chair of Civil, Environmental and Chemical Engineering, has been named interim associate dean for Research.

The appointments are part of a reorganization of the YSU School of Graduate Studies and Research since Peter Kasvinsky retired earlier this year as associate provost and dean of the School.

YSU Provost Ikram Khawaja said a national search will be conducted during the 2013-14 academic year to hire a new associate provost for Research and dean of Graduate Studies, who will provide overall leadership to the School.

As associate dean, Sanders will manage the daily operational processes of the School, particularly duties related to overseeing the university’s 39 master’s and doctoral degree programs. Until the associate provost position is filled, Martin will oversee research enhancement and sponsored programs. Martin’s interim associate dean position will be eliminated once the overall leadership position is filled for the School.

Sanders earned a bachelor’s degree in allied health from YSU and a master’s degree in technical education and PhD in secondary education, both from the University of Akron.

He was a respiratory therapist and clinical instructor for the Respiratory Care Department at St. Elizabeth Hospital Medical Center before becoming an instructional technology specialist at YSU in 1999. He has served as interim director of Media and Academic Computing at YSU,

Scott Martin

Scott Martin

director of Distance Learning for the YSU Bitonte College of Health and Human Services, director of the YSU bachelor’s in allied health program, interim director of the master’s of YSU health and human services program, associate professor of Health Professions and interim director of the master’s in respiratory care program at YSU.

Martin earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil and environmental engineering from Clarkson College of Technology and a PhD from Clarkson University. He has been a member of the YSU civil engineering faculty since 1984 and has served as department chair since 2000. During this time, he has been active in research on water quality and environmental issues in the Mahoning Valley and Great Lakes basin.