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February 25, 2016 at 2:43 pm

Biology Alum Named Dean of University of Michigan School of Kinesiology

Ohio University alum Lori Ploutz-Snyder, a senior scientist at the NASA Johnson Space Center and University Space Research Association, has been named the next dean of the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology, according to a news release.

Dr. Lori Ploutz-Snyder

Dr. Lori Ploutz-Snyder

She earned a B.S. in Zoology from the Honors Tutorial College and an M.S. in Zoology and an Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the College of Arts & Sciences.

ANN ARBOR—Lori Ploutz-Snyder, a senior scientist with the Universities Space Research Association at the NASA Johnson Space Center, will serve as the next dean of the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology….

“Professor Ploutz-Snyder brings an impressive background leading research programs in both university and government arenas,” said Martha Pollack, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

“Her experience in international collaboration and in negotiation and strategic planning position her to guide the School of Kinesiology in the development and support areas of research excellence.”

Ploutz-Snyder currently serves as a lead scientist on the exercise physiology and countermeasures project at the NASA Johnson Space Center and University Space Research Association.

“I am honored to be selected and am very excited to join the University of Michigan community,” Ploutz-Snyder said. “The School of Kinesiology is already extremely successful and I am particularly excited to work with the faculty, staff and students to further develop the school’s collaborations.

“Kinesiology’s diversity of academic programs and faculty expertise is a strength of the school and ideally positions us to pursue unique collaborations including many of the university’s big initiatives.”…

Read more at the University of Michigan news site.

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