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Benham Deal Named UW Interim Associate Vice President for Academic Personnel

August 11, 2014
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Tami Benham Deal

Tami Benham Deal, University of Wyoming Division of Kinesiology and Health professor, has been appointed as UW interim associate vice president for academic personnel.

She replaces David Jones, who is the Academic Affairs interim vice president. Benham Deal’s appointment runs Sept. 1 through June 30, 2015.

“Tami will provide excellent leadership for the academic personnel functions supported in Academic Affairs, particularly given her broad experiences with the university’s tenure and promotion process,” Jones says. “We look forward to working with Tami in the months ahead.”

Benham Deal currently serves as the associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Health Sciences. She is a graduate of Indiana University (B.S., M.S., P.E.D.) and was recognized by her alma mater in 2006 with the School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation Endwright Distinguished Alumni Service Award.

Since joining the Division of Kinesiology and Health in 1989, she has served on many university committees, including the University Reappointment, Tenure and Promotion Committee, which she chaired during 2010-11 and 2011-12.

She has published numerous articles on youth physical activity and health literacy in 21st century learners and received funding from organizations and education agencies such as the American Heart Association, Council of Chief State School Officers and State Departments of Education to support her research and service activities.

Benham Deal also has participated on and chaired numerous national committees and advisory boards on health education. She is frequently invited by state education agencies to provide professional development for state employees and school district personnel in the areas of physical activity and health.

In 2013, she received the Hall of Fame Award from the Wyoming Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, and the Career Achievement Award from the UW College of Health Sciences.

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