Mardell Wilson, Ed.D., has been appointed dean of the Edward and Margaret Doisy College of Health Sciences, effective August 1.
Wilson comes to Saint Louis University from Illinois State University, where she currently serves as the associate vice president for Academic Fiscal Management. She has been at Illinois State University for 17 years, having held a number of faculty and administrative positions. Wilson holds the rank of professor of food, nutrition and dietetics in the Department of Family and Consumer Science at Illinois State University.
Wilson received her doctorate from Illinois State University and her master of science from Eastern Illinois University. Her professional leadership roles include service on the Council for Administrators of Family and Consumer Science, the Higher Learning Commission Accreditation Steering Committee, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and the Central Illinois Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
The appointment follows a national search, chaired by Scott Safranski, Ph.D., interim dean of the John Cook School of Business.
Doisy College of Health Sciences was founded in 1929 and offers a multitude of diverse educational opportunities to prepare future healthcare professionals in a variety of professional clinical and non-clinical programs. There are currently more than 1,500 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students enrolled in Doisy College of Health Sciences.