UNT Public Health Dean in the News

Posted Date: February 8, 2010

Kurz2Dr. Richard S. Kurz, dean of the School of Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center Fort Worth (UNTHSC), is featured in the January/February issue of the Journal of Healthcare Management.

In the Q&A article, Dr. Kurz addresses a variety of issues, including academic programs in an era of global health and how to balance a career that includes research, teaching, service and administration.  He offers advice to young faculty members and those contemplating a faculty career and provides insight into the movement toward a competency-based curriculum.

The Journal of Healthcare Management is published by the Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives, an international society of 30,000 healthcare executives who lead hospitals, healthcare systems and other organizations.

In addition, Dr. Kurz was recently interviewed by the Denton Record Chronicle, Denton County, Texas, regarding the healthcare debate and key public health issues facing the nation.

Dr. Kurz joined the UNTHSC School of Public Health in 2007 after serving as professor and dean of St. Louis University’s School of Public Health for 29 years.  He holds a BA in sociology from Washington and Lee University and a doctorate in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.