Academic Council

The Academic Council serves as advisory to the Provost on matters of academic concern to the faculty and students of the Institute.

Issues associated with quality of academic life in the Institute, support of the faculty and students in their roles of teaching and learning, advancement and support of the research concerns of the Institute, academic strategic planning, monitoring/tracking institutional and programmatic accreditations and effectiveness, and assuring programs and curricular quality are discussed within the framework of Council.

The Council meets on a monthly basis at the discretion of the Provost.

Membership of the Academic Council: Academic Year 2017–2018


Alex Johnson (Chair)

Provost and Vice President of Academic Affair

Jessica Bell

Director of Library and Instructional Design

Suellen Breakey

Director of the Prelicensure/Generalist Program

Peter Cahn

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

Lisa Connor

Chair of Occupational Therapy

Paulette Di Angi

Director of Institutional Effectiveness

Regina Doherty

Program Director of Occupational Therapy

Heather Easter

Executive Assistant to the Provost

Susan Farrell

Director of Continuing and Professional Development

Lynn Foord

Director of the Prerequisites for Health Professions Program

Jordan R. Green

Director of Research Programs

Jack Gormley

Dean of Student and Alumni Services

Mary Knab

Director of IMPACT Practice

Elissa Ladd

Chair of Faculty Senate

Pamela Levangie

Chair of Physical Therapy

Patricia Lussier-Duynstee

Assistant Dean for Student Support and Clinical Facilitation

Roger Edwards

Director of Health Professions Education

Leslie Neal Boylan

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Program Innovation

Marjorie Nicholas

Chair of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Leslie Portney

Dean, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Patricia Reidy

Director of the Advanced Practice Graduate and CAS Program

Margaret Sipe

Interim Director of the Doctor of Nursing Practice Program

Denis Stratford

Chief Information & Facilities Officer

Audrey Tanner

Dean of Enrollment Services

Inez Tuck

Dean of Nursing

Lisa Walker

Director of Physicians Assistant Studies Program


Representatives to the Academic Council will have the function of representing their various perspectives, but also serving cohesively as the leadership "voice" of the Institute

Academic Committees

A number of key academic committees advise the Academic Council and the Office of the Provost.

  • Committee on Teaching Excellence 
  • Research and Scholarship Committee
  • Interdisciplinary Activities Committee
  • Program Review Committee
  • New Academic Initiatives Committee
  • Academic Operations Committee