SHF board adds member

MARQUETTE – The Superior Health Foundation has added a new member to its board of directors.

Bruce E. Seely, Ph.D., the dean of the College of Sciences and Arts at Michigan Tech University, has joined the SHF board.

A resident of Houghton, Seely received his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from St. Lawrence University and his master’s degree and Ph.D. in history of technology from the University of Delaware.

Seely is the founding co-editor in chief of the journal Comparative Technology Transfer and Society. He served as the program director for science and technology studies at the National Science Foundation for two years; was a member and co-chair of the History Committee of the Transportation Research Board of the National Research Council for nine years; and was the secretary of the Society for the History of Technology for six years.

“Professional activities at Michigan Tech and personal and ethical viewpoints have in recent years impressed upon me the need to address the challenges of improving access to quality medical care,” Seely said. “I’m impressed by the foundation’s commitment to tackling those challenges and excited about advancing the foundation’s plans to address such vital issues for many living in the U.P.”

With the addition of Seely, the SHF board consists of 10 members, including: President Dr. Daniel Arnold of Marquette; Vice President Dr. Michael Coyne of Marquette; Secretary Shelby Bischoff of Big Bay; and directors Bob Cowell of Big Bay, Sheri Davie of Negaunee, Gary LaPlant of Gladstone, John Marshall of Marquette, Carolyn Severson of Champion and Bill Verrette of Iron Mountain.