Mark S. Sothman, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, MUSC
Mark S. Sothmann, Ph.D. is Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at MUSC. He earned his B.S. in history from the University of Northern Iowa, a M.S. in 1976 in exercise science and a Ph.D. in 1982 with a focus on exercise biochemistry, both degrees from Purdue University. He moved to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1982 and developed the Exercise Research Laboratory where he spent 13 years on the faculty conducting his research in exercise biochemistry and studying human performance in extreme environments. During that period Dr. Sothmann was promoted through the faculty ranks to professor with tenure. He also held clinical faculty appointments in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin Medical School and the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Dr. Sothmann moved to Indiana University in 1995 as professor and held the administrative appointments of Associate Dean in the Indiana University School of Medicine from 1997 through 2004, and founding Dean of the Indiana University School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences from 2004 through 2007. He was a founding faculty of the Indiana University School of Informatics and secured federal funding to create the Indiana Center for Rehabilitation Sciences and Engineering Research. He assumed his present position in 2007 as professor and Dean in the College of Health Professions at the Medical University of South Carolina. His college incorporates academic programs in the rehabilitation sciences, health administration and policy, and clinical services. Effective July 1st 2010, Dr. Sothmann assumed the administrative appointment of Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Sothmann serves on numerous national science and health care education advisory boards, is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and of the American Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions and has served in leadership roles for both national associations. Dr. Sothmann is a recipient of the University of Wisconsin Foundation Award for Excellence in Research and Creative Endeavors and the Glenn W. Irwin, Jr., M.D. Experience Excellence Recognition Award for Service to Indiana University.