GREENVILLE — Dr. Dr. Tony Human will join Edison State’s academic leadership team with a comprehensive skill set garnered during a twenty-year career with the U.S. Air Force (USAF).
Most recently serving as Director of Contingency Operations for the USAF, Human taught local Combat Training Lessons and instructed on-line certification courses, while managing the creation of a forward operating base simulator mock-up. Human also spent time as a Dean of Faculty, Dean of Students, Dean of Administration, and Professor of Construction for the USAF. In this role, Human was responsible for directing student administrative activities, leading the school’s administrative activities, developing curriculum, conducting validation and teaching over 800 students.
“Leading the Professional and Technical division will be a lot like leading the Technical Training school for the military,” said Human. “The processes and paperwork have different names and procedures, but the final product is the same. Classes need to be staffed, budgets need to be balanced, purchases need to be approved, evaluations need to be completed, and above all else faculty and student needs must be met.”
As Dean of Professional and Technical Programs, Human will be responsible to the Provost for the operational oversight and strategic leadership of the Professional and Technical Academic Division, which includes Business, Criminal Justice, Early Childhood Education, Information Technology, Manufacturing and Engineering Technology, Medical Lab Technology, Nursing, Phlebotomy, Physical Therapist Assistant, Social Services and Tech Prep.
“I want the Professional and Technical division to be the premier educational facility in the world, but for now I will settle for Ohio,” said Human. “We should never settle for the status quo or stay where we are comfortable; stepping outside of our comfort zone and into unfamiliar terrain forces coping. Coping gives rise to solutions. Solutions are reached through innovation. Innovation leads to the future. I believe Edison State is the innovation of the future.”
Human holds two associate degrees from the Community College of the Air Force, in Alabama; a bachelor’s degree from Excelsior University, in New York; a master’s degree from Ashford University, in Iowa and a doctorate in education from Capella University, in Minnesota.
“I am very excited to be part of the Edison State family,” added Human.
Human is relocating to the area from the Atlus Air Force Base in Oklahoma with his wife Terri and teenage sons Garrett and Austin.