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Paul Sarvela

Death: Jan 1, 2014

Nationality: United States

Paul Sarvela

Date of Death : Jan 1, 2014

Paul Douglas Sarvela was Professor of health education and Dean of the College of Applied Sciences and Arts at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. The college is unique in being the only comprehensive, technically oriented college that is part of a major research university. Following the departure of Rita Cheng to become president of Northern Arizona University, Sarvela was named as interim chancellor July 8, 2014, and was confirmed July 24, 2014. Born in Gloucester, Massachusetts, he died on November 9, 2014 in Carbondale, Illinois while undergoing treatment for cancer. He is author or coauthor of more than 60 publications in peer-reviewed journals, as well as several textbooks, monographs, and technical reports. With more than 130 conference papers to his credit, his work has been presented nationwide in the United States, as well as in parts of Europe, where he has been a visiting professor at the University of Cologne and lectured in Finland. Sarvela earned a bachelor's degree in psychology in 1981, a master's degree in educational psychology in 1983 and a doctorate in health education in 1984, all from the University of Michigan.

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