Dr. Hans Schmalzried is the 2007 recipient of the Clyde R. Willis Faculty Development Award in the College of Health and Human Services.
The award, named for former health and human services Dean Clyde Willis, is given annually to a college faculty member based on teaching, scholarship, service and research. This is the fifth year the award has been presented.
Schmalzried, public and allied health, is a member of the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health. He taught as an adjunct professor at BGSU for several years before joining the University full time in 2005.
Since 2005, he has published three, peer-reviewed articles and four book chapters regarding public health management. He has submitted a federal research proposal to study a variety of health-promotion programs for improving the oral health of women and infants. He will work with six county health departments in northwest Ohio as part of the collaborative research.
Schmalzried is active with the National Public Health Foundation, where he is a member of the board of directors, chair of the development committee and a member of the finance committee. He also provides service to local health organizations and is a member of the board of directors for Henry County Hospital and chair of the hospital board’s strategic planning committee.
According to Dr. Robert Harr, chair of public and allied health, Schmalzried “has been an established teacher and continues to receive very high student evaluations for quality.”
Schmalzried received a bachelor of education degree in 1978, a master of science degree in public health education in 1982 and a doctoral degree in public health administration in 1990, all from the University of Toledo. He is a 1996-97 graduate of the Centers for Disease Control and University of California Public Health Leadership Institute.
He served as health commissioner for Fulton and Henry counties’ health districts for 19 years, where he led a staff of more than 85 people providing traditional public health services and innovative programs. He also spent seven years with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, first as an environmental scientist and then as a certified environmental engineer.