Gooch Selected as Dean of Health Sciences and Education

Janet Gooch, professor and chair of Communication Disorders, has been appointed Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Education.

Gooch follows Sam Minner who earlier this year was named the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Radford University in Virginia. Her appointment was announced May 12 by Richard Coughlin, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.

A member of the Truman faculty since 1995, Gooch has a bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. in speech pathology from the University of Kansas, Kent State University and Case Western Reserve University respectively. She has served as the chair of Communication Disorders since 2004, and was the interim director of the Ronald E. McNair Program for 2008-2009.

In 2008, Gooch was the recipient of a Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship and was also named the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor. In 2003 she received the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award.

Gooch will begin her position as dean July 1.