Portland, Oregon (March 14, 2011): American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is proud to announce Katherine Minton, PhD, will join the ACHS faculty as Academic Dean beginning March 2011.

“I am really excited about joining the team at the American College of Healthcare Sciences,” says Dr. Minton. “Serving as the Academic Dean provides a wonderful way to combine my expertise in education and program development with my commitment to holistic wellness, organics, and interdisciplinary cooperation. I look forward to working with the ACHS international faculty and student body and to the wealth of knowledge that they have to share.”

Dr. Minton holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership/Systems with an interdisciplinary major in Educational Psychology and Biosocial Issues from the Union Institute and University. She has extensive experience as an educator in both the United States and Canada, and with multiple influences affecting successful learning, including environmental toxins and nutrition, neuroanatomy and sensory integration, developmental vision, and holistic treatments for ADD/ADHD.

In her position as ACHS Academic Dean, Dr. Minton will work primarily with ACHS President Dorene Petersen, Chief Institutional Officer Erika Yigzaw, and the college curriculum development team and faculty to further develop ACHS course offerings in keeping with accreditation standards, industry demands, and student interests.

“We re very excited to have Dr. Minton join the ACHS team,” says ACHS President Dorene Petersen. “She brings to her work a heart-felt commitment to each students’ academic success, including a wealth of experience integrating learning strategies that account for more holistic influences on student learning experience like environment and nutrition. Dr. Minton will be a great asset and her appointment to the ACHS team reflects our continual mission to provide leadership in holistic health education through comprehensive professional online and on-campus education.”

About ACHS

American College of Healthcare Sciences is one of the first accredited, fully online college offering degrees, diplomas, and career-training certificates in complementary alternative medicine. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in holistic health education worldwide. For more information about ACHS programs and community wellness events, visit www.achs.edu, call (503) 244-0726, or stop by the College campus located at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland OR 97239.