Howard Houser has been appointed associate dean for faculty and staff development in the UAB School of Health Professions. Houser, a professor in the department of health services administration, will lead a new professional development initiative for faculty and staff in SHP.

“Dr. Houser was the obvious choice in our search for an individual who could lead the school’s efforts to develop faculty and staff,” said Dean Harold Jones. “He is widely respected for his expertise and success in guiding people and projects to greatness. This position is a logical extension of his career-long emphasis on mentoring others.”

Houser has been on the faculty at UAB since 1970 and boasts a wealth of experience in health services administration education. His major interest is the U.S. health-care system – its history, development, changes and the social issues continuously confronting it. Another of Houser’s professional interests is the development of international health-services delivery systems and educational programs. He has participated in health-services education programs in The Peoples Republic of China, Jamaica, Peru, Thailand, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia.