Mark Muller, CPO, FAAOP, MS, has been named the new chair of the Department of Orthotics and Prosthetics at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH), Dean Gary Sayed of the College of Health, Human Services, and Nursing announced.
Muller joined CSUDH in 2006, and immediately went to work developing new curricula in gait and biomechanics, along with working to upgrade all course objectives. Prior to CSUDH, Muller worked in private practice in San Diego, served as education manager for Ossur Americas, and taught at Northwestern University P&O Center. He has lectured extensively in the U.S. and is past president of the American Academy of Orthotists and Prosthetists. Muller earned his certificate in prosthetics and orthotics from Northwestern University, his master’s degree in instructional technology from California State University, Fullerton, and a bachelor’s degree in material science and engineering from Stony Brook University.
Muller replaces Scott Hornbeak, CPO, MBA, FAAOP, who had been director of the program since 1994 and was instrumental in the program’s success. Hornbeak will remain on as a senior faculty member.
“Under Scott’s guidance, the O&P program at CSUDH has steadily grown over the past 22 years and continues to be a major influence in O&P education with approximately one out of every 13 U.S. practitioner being a CSUDH alumni,” Muller said.
We plan to continue Scott’s dreams as we expand the program into new areas and new technologies.”
The CSUDH’s O&P three-year plan is to implement an assistant-level curriculum, a post-professional master’s program, increase evidence-based practice and clinical research, utilize additive manufacturing, and experiment with new interface designs.