Dr. John R. August, has been named interim dean of the Texas A&M School of Public Health. He has served as dean of faculties & associate provost since February 2016, joining Texas A&M as professor & head of the Department of Small Animal Medicine & Surgery in 1986.
As dean of faculties & associate provost, Dr. August led faculty affairs & processes including faculty on-boarding, tenure & promotion, & programming of the Center for Teaching Excellence & Instructional Technology Services. Also, he oversaw services that assist career development & advance the teaching endeavors of Texas A&M faculty.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in veterinary medicine from the Royal Veterinary College at the University of London in England (equivalent to a DVM). He completed his internship & residency in small animal surgery and medicine at Auburn University, where he also earned his MS from the College of Veterinary Medicine.
He served Texas A&M as interim associate dean for clinical & outreach programs, interim head of the Dept. of Veterinary Pathobiology, & deputy dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. An internationally noted scholar in companion animal internal medicine, he was selected as the Evelyn Williams Endowed Visiting Professor at the University of Sydney in 2014.
His administrative experience will assist the School of Public Health in supporting faculty, staff & student success, as well as furthering the development of operational procedures, degree programs, research initiatives & service efforts.
To fill the dean’s position permanently, a search advisory committee will be formed this semester to conduct a national search.Tags: Friday Letter Submission