OU Professor Named Dean At Western Michigan University

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Ohio University’s interim executive director of the Center for International Studies has been named dean of the Western Michigan University’s College of Education and Human Development.

Dr. Ming Li starts at WMU on Sept. 1.

"Dr. Li's wide-ranging experience in higher education has given him a perspective and set of skills that dovetail beautifully with this University's mission and values," Dr. Timothy J. Greene, WMU provost and vice president for academic affairs said in an article posted on the school’s website. "As dean of our education college, he will have the opportunity to use all of those skills as he guides our education disciplines into the future and helps build an even stronger reputation and international profile for some of our foundational programs."

Li has served as interim director at OU since 2012. From 2002-2010 Li served as the director of the School of Recreation and Sport Sciences in the College of Health and Human Services. Prior to his time at OU, he spent 11 years at Georgia Southern University. He was a graduate coordinator and undergraduate coordinator of sport management.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Guangzhou Sport University in China in 1983, a master's from China's Hangzhou University in 1986, and a doctoral degree from the University of Kansas in 1992.