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April 10, 2004

Boone Named Director of Research

William Ralph Boone, Ph.D., D.C.

Noted researcher and Sherman alumnus William Ralph Boone, Ph.D., D.C., has been named Sherman’s new Director of Research. Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences John Hart, D.C., served as interim coordinator of research until Boone’s arrival on campus in April. Boone, who most recently lived in New Zealand, had been serving the college from off-campus for the past several months.

A 1990 summa cum laude Sherman graduate, Boone brings a wealth of expertise in the area of college administration as well as research. From 2000-2002, he served as director of research at the New Zealand School of Chiropractic in Auckland, and he also served as interim CEO of the school from 1998-2000. In that position, Boone was responsible for assisting and advising the school through its program design and accreditation process.

“We are truly excited about the impact Dr. Boone’s leadership will have on our research output,” says Executive Vice President and Provost Myron D. Brown, D.C. “His proven track record as both a researcher and a college administrator, in addition to his impressive accomplishments in the area of scholarly publications, bode very well for the future of Sherman College's research agenda. Under his leadership, our expanded research program will focus on a special effort to aid faculty who wish to participate in research, stimulating project proposals and an initiative to secure outside funding for research.”

Boone is past editor of the Journal of Vertebral Subluxation Research, a peer reviewed publication. From 1990-1994 he was president of the Southern California College of

Prior to attaining his doctor of chiropractic degree, Boone served Sherman College as director of research and computer resources. He shared teaching responsibilities in the areas of clinical chemistry, histology, gross anatomy, embryology, research methodology, automated office procedures, public health, nutrition and biochemistry.

His accreditation experience includes serving as a site visitor for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) in 1990 and as president of the Straight Chiropractic Academic Standards Association (SCASA) from 1991-1995. Boone has served as moderator for the proceedings of the International Straight Chiropractic Consensus Conference in Chandler, AZ, in 1992, and as vice president for the Council on Chiropractic Practice (CCP), a non-profit organization dedicated to research and education regarding the practice of subluxation-based chiropractic.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA; a master’s degree in biology from the University of Richmond in Richmond, VA; and a doctorate degree in biology from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.

Former director of Research Edward F. Owens, Jr., D.C., left the college in December to accept a position on the research faculty at Palmer College of Chiropractic in Davenport, IA.

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