Elizabeth King, PhD, was appointed dean College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Cincinnati in June 2002.
Previously, King served as the dean of Health and Human Services at Eastern Michigan University. And associate director of academic affairs at the Council of Higher Education in Frankfurt, Ky. She also taught at the State University of New York at Buffalo following completion of her doctorate from Pennsylvania State University.
The College of Allied Health Sciences' enrollment has grown from 470 student in 2000 to more than 1,600 in 2007, including enrollment in distance learning programs such Clinical Laboratory Science and Health Information Management and a master's degree program in Speech Language Pathology. Other program development has included the addition of Sonography, a Coordinated Program in Dietetics, a Health Science bachelor's degree, and a Physician Leadership Program sponsored by Humana Inc.
The College of Allied Health Sciences is one of 10 health profession schools participating in a Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE) Grant with the Community Partnerships for Health with the goal of changing review, promotion and tenure documents to include community engaged scholarship.
In addition, the College has developed partnerships with Cincinnati State and Woodward Career Technical High School which includes the on-site Kenneth Donnelly University of Cincinnati Audiology Clinic.
During King's tenure, grant funding has dramatically increased from $541,788 in 2003 to $1.17 million in 2008.
King has authored two textbooks, over 25 journal articles and made numerous invited presentations.