Sage Names Dean of the School of Health Sciences

July 22, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Esther HaskvitzAlbany & Troy, NY – The Sage Colleges would like to announce that the national search for dean of the graduate School of Health Sciences has been completed. Esther Haskvitz, PT, Ph.D., ATC, who has served as interim dean since 2010, has been named permanent dean. Haskvitz has been a professor in the Doctorate in Physical Therapy program since 2004.

Prior to joining Sage, she taught at Smith College, Notre Dame College, and Springfield College.

Her most recent publications include co-authoring articles in the journal Physical Therapy and the book Applied Sports Medicine for Coaches (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins: 2009). She has served as delegate and treasurer for the Section on Research of the American Physical Therapy Association, and conducts research on physical activity and clinical practice.

Haskvitz earned her Ph.D. and M.Ed. from the University of Virginia, M.S. from Texas Woman’s University, and A.B. from Washington University in St. Louis.

“After an extensive search of external and internal candidates, we are confident that Dean Haskvitz is the professional leader to keep Sage’s School of Health Sciences at the leading edge of health care education and practice,” said Provost Terry Weiner. “I’d like to thank the search committee for their dedication and diligence in this process.”

The search committee included Sage professors Cheryl MacNeil (Occupational Therapy); Bronna Romanoff (Psychology); Madeline Cafiero (Nursing); and Rayane AbuSabha (Nutrition); and was chaired by Cathryne Welch, director of the Institute for Nursing in New York State.

“I am gratified by the opportunity to champion the students and faculty in the School of Health Sciences,” Haskvitz said. “I look forward to expanding Sage’s role as a leader in health care education and delivery.” The position is effective immediately.