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Board appoints new LLU administrators

Ronald L. Carter, PhD
Ronald L. Carter, PhD
The Loma Linda University Board of Trustees named Ronald L. Carter, PhD, as vice chancellor for academic affairs, effective October 1, 2006, during its August Board meeting.

Dr. Carter replaces Lisa M. Beardsley, PhD, MPH, current vice chancellor for academic affairs, who has accepted a position with the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists department of education.

In other actions, the Board of Trustees named Anthony J. Zuccarelli, PhD, dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, as associate vice chancellor for research affairs, and David T. Dyjack, DrPH, associate dean for public health practice, School of Public Health, as interim dean, School of Public Health. Dr. Zuccarelli’s new position is in addition to his current role as dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies.

Dr. Carter, currently dean, School of Science of Technology, received his undergraduate education at Columbia Union College, Takoma Park, Maryland, graduating in in 1969 with a degree in biology. He completed his doctor of philosophy degree in biology in June, 1977l, from Loma Linda University.

In 1989 to 1991, Dr. Carter took postdoctoral training in molecular systematics at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, a division of Claremont Colleges School of Graduate Studies, Claremont.

Dr. Carter’s professional career includes serving as associate pastor of the Arlington Seventh-day Adventist Church from 1974 to 1976. In August, 1976, Dr. Carter served as associate pastor and college chaplain at Wa
Anthony J. Zuccarelli, PhD
Anthony J. Zuccarelli, PhD
lla Walla College Church, College Place, Washington. He received his ministerial ordination in the fall of 1977.

In June 1980, Dr. Carter accepted a position as associate professor of biology at Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, Tennessee, a position he held until 1984. That year, he returned to Walla Walla College as chair

for the department of biological sciences.

Dr. Carter accepted a position at his alma mater, LLU, in July 1989 as professor of biology and chair of the department. In July 2003, Dr. Carter was named executive associate dean of the “new school,” a position he held until December 2003 when he was named dean of the “new school,” now officially known as the School of Science and Technology.

A search committee is being established to selected a new dean for the School of Science and Technology.

Dr. Zuccarelli was named associate vice chancellor for research affairs by the Board of Trustees during the full session of its meeting on August 28 and 29, 2006.

Currently dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, a position that he will retain, Dr. Zuccarelli received his undergraduate education at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, graduating in 1966 with a bachelor of science degree in bacteriology.

Dr. Zuccarelli received his master’s degree in microbiology from Loma Linda University in 1968 and his doctor of philosophy degree in biophysics in 1974 from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. He was a postdoctoral
David T. Dyjack, DrPH
David T. Dyjack, DrPH
fellow at the University of Constance, Constance, Germany, from 1974 to 1976.

Joining the Loma Linda University faculty in 1976 as assistant professor of biology, Dr. Zuccarelli has since held various positions at Loma Linda.

From 1991 to 2005, Dr. Zuccarelli was director of the medical science program (MD/PhD), and graduate coordinator. In 2003, he was named executive associate dean of the Graduate School. In 2004, Dr. Zuccarelli was appointed interim dean of the Graduate School, and in 2005, was named interim dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies (a reorganization of the Graduate School). In 2006, he was named dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies, a position he will retain in addition to his new position as associate vice chancellor for research affairs.

Dr. Dyjack received his undergraduate education in biology from Saint Mary’s College of Maryland, Saint Mary’s City, Maryland, in 1982; his master of science in public health from the University of Utah, Provo, in 1992; and his doctor of public health degree in occupational health from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1996.

Dr. Dyjack served as project manager for Biospherics, Inc., Beltsville, Maryland, from 1986 to 1989. In 1989, he accepted a position as an environmental scientist with Dames and Moore, Washington, D.C., and later as an industrial hygienist with Exxon Company USA, Houston, Texas, in 1991.

In June of 1992, Dr. Dyjack received an invitation to serve as a visiting scholar at Beijing Medical University, Beijing, People’s Republic of China, where he conducted an evaluation of industrial hygiene policies and practices at the Shengli Oil Company.

Dr. Dyjack began his academic career in late 1992 as chair of the department of environmental and occupational health, Loma Linda University School of Public Health. In 1994, he was named associate dean for public health practice in the School of Public Health, a position he still holds. In July, 2006, Dr. Dyjack was appointed interim dean for the School of Public Health. A search committee is being established to select a new dean for the School.

By Richard Weismeyer

TODAY news for Thursday, September 14, 2006