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Dean Sutphin, PhD

Homer D. Sutphin

Dean Sutphin, PhD

Vice Provost for International and Appalachian Outreach
Virginia Campus

Knollwood 104A

dsutphin [at]
1981 The Ohio State University PhD
1975 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University MS
1972 Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University BS

Awards and Honors

  • General Administration Board of the Graduate School, (USDA), Washington, DC Leadership and Service Award, 2006
  • NASULGC, Service Award, 2005
  • President’s Leadership and Service Award, 2001
  • Distinguished Lecture Award of Appreciation and Recognition for Keynote Morrison, Hobson, Thomas Memorial Lecture, Alabama A & M, University Award, 2005
  • American Distance Education Consortium, National Award of Excellence National Winner, 2001
  • Program Development Award of Merit, 1999
  • Barrier Buster for National Leadership National Winner, 1998
  • Salzburg Seminar, Salzburg, Austria, Fellow, 1999
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Conference, Paris France, Delegate, 1998
  • President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction under “General Community Service”
  • Minority Access Award: Recognized as an Institution Committed to Diversity

Current Research Projects

  • Application of low cost prosthetic devices in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and surrounding areas
  • Assessment of hygiene, water accessibility and sanitation in Santa Rosa de Copan, Honduras
  • El Salvador: Exploring barriers to cervical cancer screening
  • Infectious disease assessment in the Caribbean and Central America
  • Retrospective study of amputee patient demographic assessment in Tegucigalpa, Honduras and surrounding areas
  • Risk factors for cervical cancer in Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • Survey of clinical encounters and demographics in Veron, Dominican Republic
  • Survey of nutrition program support and community development in Honduras
  • Third-generation DNA sequencing approaches to rapid characterization of drinking water contamination in Appalachia
  • VCOM community environment assessment in community centers and an orphanage in Tegucigalpa, Honduras


Year Published Faculty Citation PMID

Sutherland JE, Sutphin D, Redican K, Rawlins F. Telesonagraphy: foundations and future directions. J Ultrasound Med. 2011 Apr; 30(4):517-22.