Spring 2009 Issue

Role Call

Dr. John (Jack) Nelson, D.P.M.

Dr. John (Jack) Nelson, D.P.M., has been appointed interim dean of the School of Podiatric Medicine. Nelson, a member of the Barry community since 1988, will continue to work closely with faculty, staff and students in his new position.

“I am honored to assume this role,” said Nelson. “I think we can make a positive difference and improve the roles of both the school of podiatric medicine and physician assistant program.”

Nelson also said that he was grateful for the university’s support and for its role in educating future health professionals. “There is a tremendous need for more podiatrists and PAs and Barry is fulfilling that need.”

Aside from his new position, Nelson is also the associate dean of clinics and oversees the clinical training of podiatric medical students at local area hospitals. A graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and of Rutgers University, Nelson is also an associate professor of podiatric medicine and serves as faculty advisor for the Pi Delta Honor Society at Barry.

Nelson replaces Dr. Chet A. Evans, D.P.M., who recently left the university after 22 years as dean.