By Emily Delzell
Gary Sayed, PhD, dean of the College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) in October named Mark Muller, CPO, FAAOP, MS, the new chair of the university’s Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics.
Muller joined CSUDH in 2006 and developed new gait and biomechanics curricula and upgraded all the department’s course objectives. Prior to becoming a member of the CSUDH faculty, Muller was in private practice in San Diego, served as education manager for Össur Americas, and taught at Northwestern P&O Center. Muller is a past president of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists.
He replaces Scott Hornbeak, CPO, MBA, FAAOP, director of the program since 1994 and instrumental in its success. Hornbeak will remain as a senior faculty member.
CSUDH’s three-year O&P plan is to implement an assistant-level curriculum and a postprofessional master’s program, increase evidence-based practice and clinical research, utilize additive manufacturing, and experiment with new interface designs.