Rodger Marion, Ph.D. (2007)
Professor Emeritus (School of Health Professions)
Rodger Marion was a California filmmaker who won a CINE Golden Eagle. In graduate school, he learned to program a computer, and trained as a school psychologist, but ended up in the US Air Force teaching reading to basic trainees. Later, he earned a Ph.D. in psychology and communications, did a lot of computer programming, and wanted to go into educational television. Again he ended up somewhere else. This time he trained interdisciplinary health care teams in rural Kentucky.
He has been active in allied health education since 1975, and came to the University of Texas Medical Branch in 1981. Currently, he is professor emeritus of Humanities and Basic Sciences at UTMB, senior fellow in the Sealy Center on Aging and an associate member of the graduate faculty in Preventive Medicine and Community Health. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in research skills, spirituality, suffering, and has been involved in interdisciplinary team training activities. Until September 2007, he was the assistant dean in the School of Health Professions.
He was made a Fellow of the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions and received both the Cultural Pluralism Award and the President's Award. Dr. Marion has also been twice president of, and honored for, outstanding leadership by the Texas Society of Allied Health Professions. He was the chairman of the SAHS Faculty Assembly, and was the founding President of the UTMB Faculty Senate.
In his spare time he produces motion pictures.
"I have several projects in various stages of development."