December 11, 2007

Owens Names New School of Health Sciences Dean

Dr. Mathew McIntosh

Dr. Mathew McIntosh

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH – Owens Community College has named Dr. Mathew McIntosh as the new Dean of the School of Health Sciences. His responsibilities will include overseeing all academic programs, as well as various activities and instructional initiatives within the School.

In addition, his new position will entail supervising the development and implementation of new academic curricula, directing the on-going evaluation of the School’s courses and collaborating with the fellow academic deans to enhance educational opportunities and resources for current and future students.

“We are honored to have Dr. Mathew McIntosh serving as the new Dean for Owens’ School of Health Sciences,” said Dr. Bruce Busby, Owens Vice President of Academic Services. “Dr. McIntosh brings a visionary approach and a wealth of knowledge and experience within health sciences to the College. The School of Health Sciences is recognized nationally for its innovative academic programs. Dr. McIntosh’s leadership will be invaluable in furthering the School of Health Sciences’ national reputation and opening new doors to health education and training opportunities for the surrounding Northwest Ohio region.”

Since January 2003, McIntosh has served as the Chair for the Department of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Sport (HPERS) at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, W.Va. While at Shepherd University, he was responsible for the strategic direction, fundamental management functions and overall leadership of the academic institution’s HPERS Department – Allied Health Personnel. His responsibilities also included overseeing faculty, advising students, conducting internship programs with outside allied health and therapeutic recreational settings, and cultivating and implementing academic curriculum. Additionally, McIntosh played an integral role in creating and developing a model for the university’s new wellness center and its community programs.

Prior to his position as Shepherd University’s HPERS Chair, McIntosh served as the Director of Wellness/Allied Health and Cardiac Rehabilitation programs at Hagerstown Community College for 14 years, where he oversaw wellness and cardiac rehabilitation programming in cooperation with the other health-specific program areas.

His professional and community involvement includes membership with the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation, and the Florida Association of Cardio Vascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. McIntosh also is a certified rehabilitation therapist and a certified recreation sport specialist.

The Hagerstown, Md., resident earned his doctorate in Educational Administration from Oregon State University. McIntosh received a master’s degree in History and Philosophy of Physical Education from Kent State University and bachelor’s degrees in Physical Education Teacher Preparation and Sociology from the University of Western Ontario.

Owens Community College is one of the fastest-growing higher educational institutions in Ohio. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 45,000 credit and non-credit students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.