Lloyd Lyter, Ph.D. Named Interim Dean of College of Health and Human Services

Published on Wed, August 25, 2010


Lloyd L. Lyter, Ph.D. has been named Interim Dean of the College of Health and Human Services. In his new position, he will be responsible for the operation of the departments of Health and Physical Education, Nursing and Public Administration, Nutrition and Dietetics, Physician Assistant Program, School of Social Work, and the Human Physiology Lab.  Dr. Lyter will also be mentoring independent studies for the fall.

Prior to this new position, Dr. Lyter served as Interim Director and Professor of the School of Social Work at Marywood University.

For over 40 years, Dr. Lyter has performed research and has experience in counseling, administrative, training, research, and consulting. He currently practices at Lyter & Lyter Consulting, Montgomeryville, where he provides research, educational, and consultation services for social welfare agencies, schools, and governmental agencies.  Dr. Lyter's research was published in over 25 publications including Journal of Social Work Practice in the Addictions, Issues of Substance, and Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs: Challenging Myths, Assessing Theories, Individuliazing Interventions.  He has presented in over 140 conferences and seminars on areas of his expertise including presentations in Ireland, Korea, and across the United States.

Dr. Lyter has taught at Beaver College/Arcadia University, Widener University, Penn State University Ogontz/Abington and Great Valley Campuses, and Rutgers University. He also served as a guest lecturer at numerous universities including Bloomsburg University, Temple University, and University of Pittsburgh.

As a licensed social worker, Dr. Lyter served on many committees and boards including the National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work, Task Force for Quality at the End of Life in Pennsylvania, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Department of Aging, and Board of Directors, United Neighborhood Centers of Lackawanna County.  He is also a member of Alpha Epsilon Lambda, Honor Society of Graduate and Professional School Students and Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors and serves as the Marywood University Representative on the Philadelphia Social Work Connections Project.

Dr. Lyter earned a B.A. at East Stroudsburg University, an M.P.A. at Temple University, and an M.S.W. at Marywood University. He received his Ph.D. in Social Work from Rutgers University.