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Scott Marzilli Named Interim Dean of UT Tyler College of Nursing and Health Sciences

October 19, 2012

Media Contact:  Hannah Buchanan
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Dr. Scott Marzilli has been named acting dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at The University of Texas at Tyler, Dr. Alisa White, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, announced.

Dr. Linda Klotz, who is recovering from a recent illness, will return as dean in the spring. 

“It is both an honor and and privilege to step into the role as interim dean of the College of Nursing and Health Sciences,” Marzilli said.

He has served UT Tyler as professor and chair of the Department of Health and Kinesiology since 2008. 

As acting dean, Marzilli oversees the university’s nursing, health and kinesiology and clinical laboratory sciences programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as the doctoral nursing program.

Before serving UT Tyler, Marzilli served the University of West Florida for three years as an associate professor in health, leisure and exercise science with a specialization in motor behavior.

He holds a master of science in human movement and sports with an emphasis in motor learning/biomechanics from California Polytechnic State University and a Ph.D. in motor behavior with an emphasis in motor learning from Florida State University.

Among awards and honors, he received the 2008 UT System Leadership Fellowship as well as the 2010 Outstanding Faculty Award for the College of Nursing and Health Sciences from the UT Tyler Alpha Chi Honor Society.

As chair, he increased the department’s undergraduate and graduate student enrollment by 28 and 211 percent, respectively, within three years.

One of the 15 campuses of the UT System, UT Tyler offers excellence in teaching, research, artistic performance and community service. More than 80 undergraduate and graduate degree programs are available at UT Tyler, which has an enrollment of almost 7,000 high-ability students at its campuses in Tyler, Longview and Palestine.
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