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Faculty and Administration

Walden Leadership

Micheal Betz

Michael Betz

Dr. Sue Subocz

Sue Subocz
Associate President and Provost

Office of the President

Michael Betz, President

Sara Marsolek, Vice President, Product

Matt Smith, Vice President, Enrollment

Meghan Thomas, Vice President, Student Services

Rochelle Gilbert, Senior Director, University Relations

Office of the Associate President and Provost

Sue Subocz, PhD, Associate President and Provost

Division of Healthy Communities and Organizations

Kelley Costner, EdD, Vice Provost

  • Sara Makris, PhD, Dean, The Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences

  • Jorg Westermann, PhD, MA, Dipl. Oec. Univ., College of Health Sciences and Public Policy 

  • Karlyn Barilovits, PhD, Dean, College of Management and Human Potential

  • Shana Garrett, PhD, Dean, College of Psychology and Community Services 

  • Sara Makris, PhD, Dean, School of Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Studies

Division of Healthcare Access and Quality

Nina Nabors, PhD, Vice Provost

  • Alina Perez, PhD, College of Allied Health 
  • Tracy Slemp, DNP, FNP,  Dean, College of Nursing
  • Lisa Moon, PhD, Dean, College of Social and Behavioral Health

Academic Affairs and Administration and University Registrar

Devon Edmund, Vice Provost

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Debra Tervala, JD, Vice Provost

Social Determinants of Health and Health Care Advancement

Andrea Lindell, RN, PhD, ANEF, Vice Provost

Academic Leadership

Academic Residencies

Maranda Griffith,  PHD, Associate Dean

Office of Academic Affairs

Juli Konopa, PhD, Director, Academic Operations

Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services

Patrick Kahoe, Dean, Academic Success

Office of Degree Acceleration

Dana Ague, EdD, Manager, Academic Support

Office Inclusive Teaching and Learning

Nina McCune, EdD, Associate Dean

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Debra Tervala, JD, Vice Provost

Office of Research and Doctoral Services

Laura Lynn, PhD, Dean, Student Success

School of Lifelong Learning

Deborah Morris, PhD, Dean

Office of Student Affairs

Gina Dyson, JD, Dean

Office of Student Experiential Learning Services

Mary Raeker-Rebek, PhD, Director, Academic Success

Office of Teaching and Learning Excellence

Lana Rocca, Director, Academic Success

Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS)

Patrick Kahoe, Dean

Melanie Brown, PhD, Associate Dean, Doctoral Academic Support, Instructional Strategy (Interim)

Amber Cook, MM, Associate Dean, Master's Academic Support

Thomas Geckle, Director, Content Operations

Michelle Hajder, MLIS, Associate Dean, Library

Angelica Lohr, EdS, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Academic Support

Lisa Raymond, MLS, Associate Director, Content Management

The Office of Academic Support and Instructional Services (OASIS) supports Walden University students in their academic and professional growth, specifically in the areas of library research, academic and professional writing, APA Style, statistics and SPSS, communication, critical thinking, and other academic skills. OASIS offers academic skill support to Walden students in various modes, including instructional videos and webinars, website content, individual and group tutoring, peer mentoring, self-paced tutorials, a centralized OASIS help desk, support courses and workshops, and live doctoral residency sessions. OASIS is also the home of the Walden Orientation and Welcome (WWOW), an asynchronous orientation experience offered to all new Walden students. Curated OASIS services and resources are provided for each degree level: Undergraduate, Master’s, and Doctoral.

Office of Institutional Effectiveness

Debra Tervala, JD, Vice Provost

Brenda Kruse, MS, Director, Accreditation

Monique Lynch, PhD, CAE, Senior Manager, Licensing and Certification – Education

Karen Riden, Senior Manager, Licensing and Certification – Nursing  

Brandy Abbott, PsyD, Senior Manager, Licensing and Certification – Social and Behavioral Sciences 

Laura Ribich, MS, Manager, Academic Support

Nathan Joseph, MS, Senior Manager, Academic Success

Hillary Blevins, Senior Analyst, Research

Jackie Olson, Director, Academic Success

Becky Jobe, Dean, Academic Success

Ron Senterfitt, Associate Dean, Office of Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness (OIE) provides university leaders and extended partners with accurate and reliable data, services, and insights to facilitate data-informed decision-making and promote university effectiveness to support continuous improvement.

The OIE team assists with regulatory reporting, outcomes assessment, stakeholder satisfaction surveys, academic program reviews, co-curricular reviews, and accreditation.

In addition to the list above, the OIE team is supported by research analysts, data efficiency experts, operations, compliance, and licensure staff.

Office of Research and Doctoral Services

Laura Lynn, PhD, Dean

Leilani Gjellstad, PhD, Associate Dean, Research Ethics

Deborah Inman, EdD, Associate Dean, Research Quality Management

Molly Lauck, PhD, Associate Dean, Research and Sponsored Programs

Tony Ajsenberg, Associate Dean, Student Research Administration

Michelle Stallone Brown, EdD, Associate Dean, Committee Support and Doctoral Student Progress

See the Office of Research and Doctoral Services website for a full list of administration and staff.

Office of Teaching and Learning Excellence

Lana Rocca, Director, Academic Success

Katie Pfarr, Manager, Operations, Communications, and Faculty Support 

Lyda Downs, PhD, Manager, Faculty Coaching and Professional Development

Deepa Shriram, Manager, New Faculty Orientation, Training, and Development

Kristy Wake, Manager, Instructional Design 

Matt Rupp, Senior Instructional Designer 

Deb Mattoso, Instructional Designer

Melissa West, Senior Specialist, Faculty Support

Board of Directors

Toni L. Freeman
Board Chair
President, Toni Freeman & Associates
Civic Volunteer

Sean R. Creamer
Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer, Merkle, Inc.

Donna M. Dorsey
Principal, Dorsey & Associates Consulting

Dr. William G. Durden
President, International University Alliance
President Emeritus of Dickinson College
Courtesy Professor (Research), School of Education,
Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Charles O. Heller
President, Annapolis Capital Group

John E. Kobara
Chair, MLK Community Health Foundation

Dr. Anita McDonald
Chancellor Emerita, Penn State DuBois

Lee McGee
President, Acquisitions and Exit Planning Advisory Services, LLC

Dr. Estanislado Y. Paz
Senior Executive Consultant, Cenergistic

Dr. Barbara Solomon, Board Member Emerita
Professor and Vice Provost Emerita, University of Southern California

Lisa W. Wardell
Executive Chairman
Adtalem Global Education