Janine Janosky has been named dean of the University of Michigan-Dearborn College of Education, Health, and Human Services (CEHHS). Janosky currently serves as vice president and senior fellow for the Center for Community Health Improvement at Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron, Ohio (ABIA).
“The establishment of the College of Education, Health, and Human Services marks a propitious moment in UM-Dearborn’s history, and I am delighted Janine Janoksy will join us in this important endeavor,” said Kate Davy, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs. “Janine is an innovative leader with a strong background in building community-based education and health programs. Her experiences ideally position her to move CEHHS forward as we continue to explore new ways to serve students and to realize our metropolitan vision.”
The University of Michigan Board of Regents approved the appointment Thursday, December 19, and Janosky will begin at UM-Dearborn January 2, 2014.
“I am excited to serve as the dean of CEHHS and to join the UM-Dearborn community,” Janosky said. “UM-Dearborn has a long, successful and growth-directed history of excellent, in-demand academic programs and degrees, a tradition of innovation, a welcoming campus community and quality impact in improving the human condition.”
Janosky’s accomplishments during her time at ABIA include implementing the Accountable Care Community, a 70-organization initiative to promote health and education throughout the greater Akron area. The initiative now serves as a national model for community health—recently profiled in Forbes—and earned Janosky the Champion of Change honor from the White House.
Prior to her work at ABIA, Janosky served as vice provost for research at Central Michigan University and as executive director and inaugural leader for the Center for Primary Care Community-Based Research at University of Pittsburgh.
“I have always been interested in the question, ‘How do we improve the human condition?’ Education is equal to health and human services in this equation,” Janosky said. “That is what makes this new opportunity so exciting. The College of Education, Health, and Human Services will take an inclusive, interdisciplinary look at how we improve health.”
UM-Dearborn’s School of Education transitioned to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services this fall to meet increased student and industry demand for health programs. Janosky will work with university administrators and CEHHS faculty to develop new interdisciplinary programs while continuing to strengthen the college’s education programs.
“Working with faculty and staff within CEHHS and all of UM-Dearborn, as well as those within the greater Southeast Michigan region, we will have the opportunity for local impact, regional influence and national recognition for our innovative model,” Janosky said.
Janosky earned her doctoral degree in educational research methodology from University of Pittsburgh. She has a master’s degree from Marshall University and bachelor’s degree from Duquesne University.