Dr. Michael Forster, dean of the College of Health at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been selected as one of the top 100 Awesome Deans of Public Health by the online publication MPHProgramsList.com.
Forster, now in his fifth year as a Southern Miss dean, deferred credit for his inclusion to the standards set forth by students, faculty and staff of the college.
“I note from the organization’s website that the educational program’s reputation is part of the selection process, so the listing says as much, or more, about the program as about me as dean,” said Forster.
The list is designed as a guide for students interested in pursuing a master’s of public health degree. Criteria used to compile the list included the reputation of the institution along with the personal achievements of each dean.
Forster notes that the Southern Miss program is driven by “a dedicated and research-active faculty, a strong commitment to public health and well-being generally, strong connections to both the public and private health sectors, a variety of instructional formats – including an innovative executive format.”
To see the entire list, visit http://mphprogramslist.com/100-awesome-deans-of-public-health-leaders-in-public-health/