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