Dew appointed to International Academy for Quality

Posted: Tuesday, 13 April 2010

TROY—Troy University’s top quality enhancement chief has been elected to membership in the International Academy for Quality.

Dr. John Dew, Associate Vice Chancellor of Institutional Research, Planning and Effectiveness, was recognized for his scholarly work and was invited to join the Academy by its current membership. That membership is composed of academicians, government and private-sector representatives from around the world and seeks to advance worldwide knowledge, understanding and communication of the philosophy, theory and practice of all activities involved in achieving quality for the benefit of humankind.

“The combination of having senior staff recognized by IAQ and being a contender for a major state quality award together make a statement about TROY’s commitment to continuous quality improvement,” Dr. Dew said.

The University is in contention for the Alabama Quality Award – Silver Level, the winner of which will be announced in November.

Dr. Dew joined the Troy University staff in July 2007, after having served as Director for Continuous Quality Improvement and Planning at the University of Alabama since 1998. Prior to that, he had spent 23 years with Lockheed Martin as a quality and training manager.

He received his doctorate in education from the University of Tennessee, completed a master of arts degree in American history at Murray State University and his undergraduate degree from Kentucky Wesleyan.

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