Trident University Health Sciences Faculty Member Named Doctoral Studies Director

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Dr. Ryan Dwight has been appointed Doctoral Studies Director, Ph.D. in Health Sciences, of Trident’s College of Health and Human Services. He joined Trident in 2010, and has experienced as both a researcher and practitioner.

Dr. Ryan Dwight, Doctoral Studies Director, Ph.D. in Health Sciences, Trident University International

Dr. Dwight brings both a practitioner and research mindset to his new role as Doctoral Director. He has consistently displayed a positive attitude and a willingness to go the extra mile in ensuring the success of Trident’s students. - Dr. Mickey Shachar, Dean, College of Health and Human Services

Trident University International (Trident) has announced the appointment of faculty member Dr. Ryan Dwight as the new Doctoral Studies Director, Ph.D. in Health Sciences, of Trident’s College of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Dwight, a recipient of the Trident’s Teaching Excellence Award for Spring 2017, joined the University in 2010. During his tenure he has taught bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral courses across a variety of subject matter, including public health, research, and public policy. Most recently, he has been an instructor for Research Epidemiology, Research Methods, and Dissertation Seminar.

Outside of academia, Dr. Dwight served as Director of the Coastal Water Research Group based in Huntington Beach, CA. Over a 30-year career, he worked as a marine microbiologist and research diver at Scripps Institution of Oceanography and at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., in preparation for the first Earth Summit.

“Dr. Dwight brings both a practitioner and research mindset to his new role as Doctoral Director,” said Dr. Mickey Shachar, Dean, College of Health and Human Services. “He has consistently displayed a positive attitude and a willingness to go the extra mile in ensuring the success of Trident’s students.”

Dr. Dwight earned a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Science and Policy from the University of California, Irvine and a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and Organic Chemistry from the University of California, San Diego.

An experienced researcher and conference presenter, Dr. Dwight has been published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, including American Journal of Public Health and Archives of Environmental and Occupational Health. His areas of expertise include epidemiology, public health, marine microbiology, global health, and quantitative research methods.

About Trident University
Founded in 1998, Trident University International (Trident) is a leading online postsecondary university serving adult learners. Trident uses the EdActive™ learning approach, which employs case-based learning in an online setting to teach real-world relevant critical thinking skills to enhance the lives and careers of students. Trident offers high-quality bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degree programs and certificates, led by a qualified faculty team, over 80% of whom have doctoral degrees. Trident is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and has over 30,000 alumni, including more than 22,000 with a military affiliation. The University has received multiple acknowledgements from Military Times, Victory Media’s Military Friendly Schools, and Military Advanced Education & Transition for their dedication to military-affiliated students. Visit http://www.trident.edu, Trident’s Facebook page, or call at (855) 290-0290 to learn more about Trident's wide range of educational options.

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