Columbia, SC -- May 2, 2012 -- Benedict College has announced the appointment of Dr. Milton A. Morris to the National Environmental Health Science, and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC). This organization develops and applies accreditation guidelines for institutions of higher education that wish to ensure premium quality education and training of environmental health science and protection practitioners.
Since 1989, Dr. Morris has served as the Program Director of the Environmental Health Science Program at Benedict College. Previously, he served as Interim Chairperson for the College’s Department of Biological and Physical Sciences. He received a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Public Health: Epidemiology from Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota; a Master of Public Health (MPH), Environmental Health Science from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina; and a Bachelor of Science (B.S. with honor) in Biology Education from South Carolina State College, Orangeburg, South Carolina.
In addition to his appointment to National Council for the Accreditation of Environmental Health, Science, and Protection Programs, Dr. Morris’ current professional affiliations and memberships include Board of Directors of Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs, the American Public Health Association, the American Academy of Sanitarians, the National Environmental Health Association, the South Carolina Environmental Health Association, and the Beta Kappa Chi National Scientific Honor Society.
During his tenure at Benedict, he has held many leadership positions. Presently, he is Chairman of the Benedict College Biohazards and Radiation Safety Committee. He has served as Radiation Safety Officer, Chairman of the Benedict College Scholarship Committee, and Chairman of the Benedict College Science and Technology Committee.
Dr. Morris has written many scholarly papers including “Pediatrician Perceptions and Environmental and Social Interventions to Combat Childhood Lead Poisoning,” published by ProQuest Publications for Walden University. He will be presenting this paper at the National Environmental Health Association annual conference in San Diego, California in June 2012.