Rochester Institute of Technology named Dr. Yong “Tai” Wang dean of the College of Health Sciences and Technology, according to a RIT officials. Wang will begin his new position in January.
Wang is currently dean and endowed chair of the Drs. Lee Roy and Lucy Mathis College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Texas at Tyler.
“Dr. Wang brings to RIT deep academic experience and an active research portfolio that dovetails with RIT’s signature research in personalized health care technology,” said Dr. Ellen Granberg, RIT provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs.
Wang’s research focuses on rehabilitative biomechanics related to wheelchair locomotion and Tai Chi exercise.
“RIT is strong in engineering, and I look forward to exploring opportunities between biomedical engineering and health science programs,” Wang said.