Program Directors Named in School of Health Sciences

Published 07.19.2005

Faculty & Staff

Shawn A. KiserJoseph Mileto Jr.Two new program directors, Shawn A. Kiser and Joseph Mileto Jr., have been named in Pennsylvania College of Technology's School of Health Sciences.

Kiser, formerly the coordinator of dental hygiene at the college, has been promoted to director of dental hygiene. He began working as an adjunct faculty member at Penn College in 1998 while working as a full-time dental hygienist for the state Department of Corrections. He became a full-time faculty member at the college in 2000 and coordinator of dental hygiene in 2001.

Kiser also worked at the University of Maryland Dental School in Baltimore and in private practice for several years. He earned associate's and bachelor's degrees from Penn College and his master's degree from The Pennsylvania State University. He earned a graduate certificate in distance education and is a graduate of the American Dental Education Association Allied Dental Leadership Program.

"I'm always looking forward to a new challenge," Kiser said. "I am anticipating lots of excitement ahead. We are looking at expanding the program, and there are many opportunities for that."

Kiser is a member of the American Dental Education Association and American Dental Hygienists' Association.

Mileto has been named director of Penn College's physician assistant program. He joined the physician assistant faculty in 2002. He has practiced emergency medicine in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Del., and recently in his hometown of Williamsport. He was a clinical preceptor for physician assistant students for seven years while practicing medicine.

"It is truly an honor to be the program director," he said. "The challenge of my position is to move into the future without looking into the past."

Prior to becoming a physician assistant, Mileto graduated from the medical technology program at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He then graduated with a bachelor's degree from the physician assistant program at Hahnemann University, Philadelphia. He also earned a master's degree in health sciences from Nova Southeastern University.

He is a fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants. He remains active in the clinical setting, where his interests include emergency medicine, orthopedics and laboratory medicine.

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