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Leadership Team

Judith Karshmer (Dean)
Dean & Professor

Karshmer’s focus is to expand the global footprint of the college through academic practice partnerships that promote the research agenda while embedding students and faculty in the community in meaningful ways.

Craig Thatcher
Sr Assoc Dean & Professor

Craig D. Thatcher's research interest is in the area of comparative nutrition and the role of antioxidant nutrients in health and disease, particularly as it relates to obesity and insulin resistance.

550 N. 3rd Street Health North Building - Room 336
Melanie Brewer
Edson Director for Academic-Practice Partnerships + Clinical Professor
550 N. Third Street
David Coon
Assoc Dean & Professor - R.I.S.E.

Coon designs and evaluates interventions, such as CarePRO and EPIC, that focus on culturally diverse groups of midlife and older adults facing chronic illnesses (dementia, cancer, depression) and family caregivers.

NHI 1 268
Rick Hall
Asst Dean of Innovation and Entrepreneurship + Clinical Professor

Professor Hall is a visionary educator with demonstrated expertise in the health, wellness and fitness entrepreneurship and innovation.

Health South, 316
Nancy Kiernan
Sr Dir Academic Services
520 E Monroe St, C250
Robin Krause
Sr Director, Strategic Marketing + Comm

Oversees marketing and communication strategies including advertising, social media, media relations, video production, alumni relations, events management and graphic design.

Joe Russo
Director of Edson College Learning Enterprise

Joe Russo is the Director of the Edson College Learning Enterprise

502 E Monroe St Mercado C 205