This month we will have three candidates on campus to interview for the Dean, School of Health Professions.
I would like to introduce you to our first candidate, J. Glenn Forister PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA.
Dr. Forister is currently Associate Professor and Division Head of Physician Assistant Education in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, Oregon. He has a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree from the University of Nebraska, a Master of Science degree in clinical investigation from the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio (UTHSCSA), and a Ph.D. in Education and Human Resource Development from Texas A&M University. He served as a PA in the Medical Specialty Corps of the U.S. Army/Army Reserve from 2000 to 2008. Since completing his PA training at the University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston in 1990, he has practiced in orthopedic surgery, family medicine, military medicine, and urgent care.
He has received numerous awards including the Presidential Teaching Excellence award from UTHSCSA, and the Outstanding PA Educator of the Year in 2011 from the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants. He was recognized as a Distinguished Fellow by the American Academy of Physician Assistants in 2017.
Dr. Forister served on the Research Institute of the Physician Assistant Education Association and has been a feature editor, contributor, and reviewer for the Journal of Physician Assistant Education. The fifth edition of his textbook, Introduction to Research and Medical Literature for Health Professionals, will be published in 2019. He has also recently co-authored a paper titled “Burnout and Job and Career Satisfaction in the Physician Assistant Profession: A Review of the Literature,” due to be published by the National Academy of Medicine in December 2018.
Dr. Forister is scheduled to be on campus Monday, November 12th & Tuesday, November 13th. Please mark your calendar to attend his “All-Campus Presentation” on Tuesday, November 13th from Noon to 1pm in LIB 110.All The Best,
Charles Taylor, PharmD
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs