Michael W. Prewitt
Michael Prewitt, PhD, RRT, serves as the dean of the College of Health Professions. Dr. Prewitt earned his doctorate degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia. In 2015, he was chosen as a member of the Scientific Program Committee for the American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) in addition to his position as a CHEST Fellow. Prior to his position at Marshall, Dr. Prewitt served as Associate Vice Provost, Vice Provost of Undergraduate Studies, and Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs in the School of Health Professions at the University of Missouri-Columbia. As Associate Dean, he coordinated student support services, developed and implemented strategic enrollment plans, facilitated academic program planning and development, faculty development, program assessment, and monitored distance education. In addition he was Chair of the Department of Cardiopulmonary and Diagnostic Sciences and was instrumental in developing the Missouri Mobile Health project. He was the principal investigator of a grant entitled “Innovative Curriculum Design in Allied Health Education” funded by Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Health Professions. He was co-principal investigator of a Rural Community Asthma-Environmental Control Training Project funded by the Missouri Foundation for Health-Services Improvement Initiative. He has conducted numerous workshops and community training events on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and asthma education for public school teachers. He served as President of the Missouri Rural Health Association. With his past higher education experience, Dr. Prewitt has been instrumental in the development of new programs and services for the College of Health Professions since his arrival in 2010.
Associate Dean of Student Affairs/SOK Department Chair
Gary Mcilvain, EdD, LAT/ATC, serves as the College of Health Professions Associate Dean of Student Affairs, School of Kinesiology Department Chair and Associate Professor at Marshall University. He received his Bachelors of Science from Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, Masters of Science degree from Middle Tennessee State University and completed his Doctorate in Kinesiology and Health Promotion at the University of Kentucky. He started at Marshall in the fall of 1999 and has taught in the CAATE accredited athletic training education program serving as clinical coordinator and program director. Dr. Mcilvain’s research interests are in injury prevention, specifically in regard to athletic injury prevention.