Harold P. Jones
Dean, School of Health Professions
School of Health Professions Building (SHPB) 630
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Dr. Harold Jones has served as Dean of the School of Health Professions at the University of Alabama at Birmingham for ten years. Prior to that, he was Dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences at East Carolina for nine years. Previous positions include service as Associate Dean of the College of Allied Health Sciences at the University of South Alabama, a tour as a Program Director at NSF, and being selected as the first Chief of the Science Policy and Analysis Branch at the National Institute on Drug Abuse, where he oversaw the Institute’s science strategic planning, policy development, and coordination of the Institute’s interdivisional activities including fellowship, education and diversity initiatives.

Dr. Jones was a founding member of the Council on Allied Health for North Carolina and the Santa Fe Research Consortium. He served as one of two deans on the Pew Commission Workgroup on the Future of Allied Health. He is also an active member of the Southern Deans’ group, serving on the Legislative Task Force, and in that role has been active in the promotion of legislation to address workforce issues in allied health.

Dr. Jones earned a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Duke University, and he was a participant in Harvard’s Management Development Program. He was a co-developer of UAB’s Leadership Development Program (BLAZE), chaired the University’s NCAA Recertification Self-Study Committee, and was a member of the Economic Rules Task. He currently chairs the University’s Athletic Advisory Committee, chairs the Organizational Effectiveness Committee on Facilities, and serves on the University Fringe Benefits Committee Force. Recently, he has been active in studying the potential impact of health care reform on the health care workforce and has been an invited speaker at The Institute of Medicine on this topic.