2021-2022 Catalog

Administrators of the University

President of the University

Andrea Backman, President

Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, University of Virginia; M.A., DePaul University; B.A., The Pennsylvania State University

General Administration

Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Cale Holman, M.S., Ocean Systems Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.B.A., Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B.S., Ocean Engineering, United States Naval Academy

Vice Provost, Academics 

Jennifer Newell, M.B.A., Business Administration, Strayer University, Jack Welch Management Institute; B.M., Violin Performance, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester

Vice Provost, Academic Experience

Ann Pohira-Vieth, Ph.D., Human Performance, University of Southern Mississippi; M.B.A., Business Administration, Saint Leo University; M.S., Sports Management, Georgia Southern University; M.S.A.C., Forensic Accounting, Strayer University; M.H.S.A, Health Services Administration, Strayer University; B.S., Telecommunications, University of Florida

Academic Dean, Nursing

Dionne Gibbs, Ph.D., Education, Capella University; M.S., Nursing, Walden University; B.S., Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University

Assistant Vice Provost, Academics

Michael Bleacher, M.S., Information Technology Management, Regis University; B.S., Information Systems, Colorado Christian University

Assistant Vice Provost, Academics 

Maria E. Gambuzza, Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, Nova Southeastern University; M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Phoenix; B.S., Industrial Relations, University of Carabobo-Venezuela

Assistant Vice Provost, Academics 

Stephanie Hawkins, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Union Institute and University; M.A., Dance/Movement Therapy, Goucher College; B.A., Psychology, Pennsylvania State University

Assistant Vice Provost, Academics 

Ben Luce, Ed.D., Educational Leadership, The University of New England; M.F.A., Creative Writing, University of Southern Maine; B.A., Media Studies, University of Southern Maine

Assistant Vice Provost, Academics

Carla Henryhand, Ph.D., Organization and Management, Capella University; M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Phoenix; M.S., Accounting, Strayer University; B.S., Accounting, University of South Carolina

Vice President, Advising and Student Services

Damita Goods, D.B.A., Management, Argosy University; M.B.A., Management, Trevecca Nazarene University; M.S., Human Resources, Trevecca Nazarene University; M.B.A., Healthcare, Western Governor's University; B.A., Management and Human Relations, Trevecca Nazarene University

Vice President of Education, Strategic Education Inc. Bootcamps

Meggie Mahnken, B.A., Psychology and Gender and Women's Studies, University of California, Berkeley

University Librarian

Mary Snyder, M.L.S., University of Maryland (College Park, MD); B.A., History, George Mason University

Vice President, Institutional Insights

Laura Fingerson, Ph.D., Sociology, Indiana University; M.S., Sociology, Indiana University; B.A., Sociology and Anthropology, University of Minnesota

Associate Vice Provost, Programs and Products

Lisa Raisor, M.S., Education, Instructional Design for Online Learning, Capella University; B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics, Western Michigan University

Associate Vice Provost, Academic Quality

Kathleen Stone, Ed.D., Higher Education and Adult Learning, Walden University; M.B.A., Business Administration, Western Governors University; M.S., Adult Education, Buffalo State College; B.S., Geology, Plattsburgh State University; A.S., Mathematics/Science, Clinton Community College

Dean of Students

Christy Karnes, Ph.D., English, Miami University (Oxford, Ohio); M.A., Teaching, Miami University, (Oxford, Ohio); M.A., English, Xavier University; B.A., English, Xavier University

Special Assistant to the President for Student Relations

Jacqueline Palmer, Ed.D., Higher Education Leadership, University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Administrative Science, Johns Hopkins University; B.S., Administrative Science, Yale University

University Registrar

Alison Morrison, M.Ed., Master of Education, Strayer University; B.S., Child Development and Family Relations, University of Maine  

Dean, Jack Welch Management Institute

Mary Carr, J.D., St. Louis University with a certificate in Health Law; B.A., Boston College

Senior Vice President, Operations

Dean Sippel, M.B.A., Saint Louis University; B.A., Westminster College

Vice President, Insights and Operations

Ben Sibley, M.B.A., Management, Strayer University; B.A., Business Management, James Madison University 

Vice President, Admissions & Transformation

Amanda Maliczyszyn, B.A., English, University of Delaware

Vice President, Campus & Community

Teri Shields, M.B.A., Strayer University; B.S.B.A., Strayer University

Vice Provost, Academic Services

Ronna Campbell, Ph.D., Organization and Management, Capella University; M.B.A., Harvard University; B.S., Business Administration, Auburn University

Vice President, Advising & Transformation

Christopher Stout, M.S., Business Administration, Strayer University; B.S., Business Administration, Longwood University

President Emerita, Director of Accreditation and Regulatory Affairs

Sondra F. Stallard, Ph.D., Education, University of Virginia; M.A., History, Morehead State University; B.A., History and Government, West Virginia Institute of Technology

President Emeritus

Brian W. Jones, J.D., University of California at Los Angeles School of Law; B.B.A., Finance, Georgetown University

Deans of Programs and Products

Undergraduate Business

Regina Henry, Ed.D., Leadership and Professional Practice, Trevecca Nazarene University; M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee State University; M.B.A., Master of Business Administration, Regis University; B.B.A., Business Information Systems, Tennessee State University

Accounting and Graduate Business

Erik Spoelstra, Ph.D., Organizational Leadership, Northcentral University; M.B.A., Business Administration, University of Phoenix; B.S., Business Management, Utah Valley State College; A.S., Business Administration, Ricks College

Criminal Justice and Public Administration

Paul Fontaine, M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Alabama; B.S., Criminal Justice, Athens State University; A.A., Police Science, Calhoun Community College

Education

Regina Henry, Ed.D., Leadership and Professional Practice, Trevecca Nazarene University; M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, Tennessee State University; M.B.A., Master of Business Administration, Regis University; B.B.A., Business Information Systems, Tennessee State University

General Studies

Lauren Philip, Ph.D., English, The George Washington University; M.A., Education Technology Leadership, The George Washington University; B.A., English, Bucknell University

Health Services

Paul Fontaine, M.S., Criminal Justice, University of Alabama; B.S., Criminal Justice, Athens State University; A.A., Police Science, Calhoun Community College

Information Technology

Carlo Sapijaszko, Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Central Florida; M.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Calgary; B.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Calgary