Dean of the College of Health Professions, Marshall University

Michael Prewitt, Ph.D, FCCP is Dean of the College of Health Professions at Marshall University. Dr. Prewitt coordinates student support services, develops and implements the college strategic plan, facilitates academic planning and development, faculty development, program assessment, and monitors online education.

Prior to coming to Marshall University in 2010, Dr. Prewitt was at the University of Missouri-Columbia and served in many capacities.  He has served as the Chair and an Assistant Professor of the Department of Cardiopulmonary and Diagnostic Sciences and was instrumental in developing the Missouri Mobile Health© project. Other positions he has held include Associate Vice Provost, Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies as well as Director of the Student Success Center, Associate Dean, Student Affairs, in the School of Health Professions, and Faculty Fellow in the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies. Dr. Prewitt has served on a host of campus committees and is a member of numerous national scientific and professional organizations. He served as grant reviewer for the Bureau of Health Professions: Allied Health, as well as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Respiratory Care. He has published several articles in his field and has received grants and contracts. He received the School of Health Profession’s Alumni Association Outstanding Faculty Award and the Outstanding Teacher Award, School of Health Professions.

Dr. Prewitt currently serves as an onsite evaluator for the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC) and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). He has also served on the CoARC Board of Directors for the past eight years. Dr. Prewitt has also served on the United Way of the River Cities in Huntington, W.Va. for more than eight years and is a past president of the board. Dr. Prewitt is a past president of the Missouri Rural Health Association. In 2001, he was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. In addition, Dr. Prewitt has served as principal investigator and co-PI of numerous grants, funded by Health Resources and Services Administration and the Bureau of Health Professions.

Dr. Prewitt obtained his B.S. in Respiratory Therapy, and a Ph.D. in higher Education from the University of Missouri-Columbia.