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Kelley named interim chair of Department of Health Education and Promotion

GREENVILLE, N.C. (August 26, 2010)¬ – Tim Kelley has been appointed interim chair of the Department of Health Education and Promotion by Glen G. Gilbert, dean of the College of Health and Human Performance at East Carolina University.

Kelley has served in the department as director of the Environmental Health Sciences and Safety Program since joining ECU in 2008.

Throughout his 30 years in academia, Kelly has held appointments at Valdosta State University in Georgia and Illinois State University. He has authored or co-authored more than 30 peer-reviewed and invited articles and book chapters in scholarly publications.

Gilbert stated, “As an accomplished faculty member in the department, Tim Kelley brings valuable campus experience to this role. His commitment is genuine and visible.”  

Among his professional affiliations, Kelley serves as editor-in-chief of Environmental Health Insights and has received many honors and awards, including the 12th Annual Illinois Governor’s Pollution Prevention Award.

Kelley commented, “I look forward to this opportunity to serve the department and college and consider myself very fortunate to work with such a productive and personable group of colleagues.”

Kelley earned his doctorate in ecology in 1992; his graduate degree in science education in 1987; and his undergraduate degree in environmental health science in 1980 all from The University of Georgia.

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This story appeared originally in the Sept. 24, 2010 issue of Pieces of Eight. An archived version of that issue is available at