I earned a PhD in Public Administration and Public Affairs from Virginia Tech in the US. At AMBS, I am worked with a multidisciplinary team to design a MSc in International Healthcare Leadership, which is a blended, work-based course, and collaborated with a colleague to design two of the modules. I also serve as a Cohort Director with the National Health Service (NHS) Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (EGA) Programme, which is a two-year, blended, work-based programme for NHS senior leaders. Prior to my position with AMBS, I served as an Assistant Professor with the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University Northwest and in the Management Department at Radford University.
In addition to serving as a senior strategic and operational leader in higher education, I have also served as a strategic and operational leader in organizations in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors, with full responsibility for all aspects of leading organizations. In multiple complex organizations I have directed multi-million dollar budgets, and all aspects of financial, people, capital, and technological resources.
Feedback from others confirms that I am a collaborative leader with an energetic, positive, and calming style that focuses on nurturing collegial engagement to build consensus and co-produce shared visions of excellence and inspire others to engage in implementing those visions of shared excellence. I practice high emotional intelligence and value diversity, equality, inclusion, and belonging.
I am highly self-motivated and work productively both in autonomous and team environments. I am a values-driven, authentic leader, and I foster open, honest, collaborative, and collegial environments. I aim to create environments of supportive challenge: always supporting people; continuously challenging the way we do things to reach towards greater creativity, innovation, and excellence. I celebrate current successes and lead well planned change.