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Education and Student Life

Administrative and Academic Officers for the Division of Education and Student Life

Darlene Shaw, PhD  
Associate Provost for Educational Affairs and Student Life

PhD, Clinical Psychology, Ohio University
Predoctoral Internship, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina
 
BS, Psychology, Summa Cum Laude, Ohio University

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • 31 years of experience as a clinician and medical educator
  • 18 years Director of Counseling and Psychological Services
  • Special commendation from previous SACS review team noting outstanding services at CAPS
  • 54 publications in professional literature
  • 82 scientific presentations at national professional meetings
  • Recipient of MUSC's 2005 Health Sciences Foundation Teaching Excellence Award in Educator-Mentor category
  • President of the Association of Directors of Medical Student Eduction in Psychiatry

Jennie Ariail, PhD
Executive Director, Academic Support

PhD, English/Rhetoric and Composition, University of South Carolina

MA, English/British Literature, University of Georgia

BA, English, Columbia College

  • Recipient of MUSC's 2009 Health Sciences Foundation Teaching Excellence Award in Educator-Scholar category
  • Trustees Leadership Academy
  • 17 years of teaching and writing center administration in higher education
  • Recipient of MUSC's 2009 Health Sciences Foundation Teaching Excellence Award in the Educator-Mentor: Scholarship/Academic category

Amy Blue, PhD
Assistant Provost for Education
Director, Creating Collaborative Care

PhD, Medical Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University

MA, Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University

BA, Anthropology, University of California, San Diego

NIMH Postdoctoral Fellowship, Dept. of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

  • Professor, Family Medicine
  • 16 years of experience as a medical educator
  • Previous appointment as Associate Dean for Curriculum and Evaluation, College of Medicine, MUSC
  • 75 publications in peer reviewed literature
  • 128 scientific presentations at national professional meetings
  • Leadership roles in national organizations, including Chair of the Generalists in Medical Education and Chair of the AAMC Southern Group on Educational Affairs (SGEA)

Larry Blumenthal, MD
Medical Director, MUSC Student Health Services
Assistant Professor, General Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency, Medical University of South Carolina
 
MD, Texas Tech University Medical School
 
BA, Biology, University of Texas

  • American Board of Internal Medicine Certified
  • 18 years of clinical and teaching experience

Willette S. Burnham, PhD
Executive Director of Student Programs

PhD, Higher Education Administration, University of South Carolina

MEd, University of South Carolina

BA, English, Trinity College

  • 33 years of experience in student services administration

Geoffrey A. Freeman, MS
Executive Director of Education Technology

BS, Communications, University of Tennessee

MS, Systems Management, Florida Institute of Technology

MSS, Strategic Studies, United States Army War College

  •  31 years of experience in communications and working with computer and information systems
  • 15 years of experience with distance education technologies, distance education course design, video conferencing, and course delivery systems
  • 3 years experience with the selection, deployment, and integration of Learning Management Systems (LMS)

Alice Libet, PhD
Director of Counseling and Psychological Services

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Georgia

MS, Psychology, University of Georgia

BA, Psychology, University of Georgia

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist
  • 29 years of counseling, teaching and administrative experience

Wendy Littlejohn, MBA, CPA
Executive Director of Administration

MBA, Charleston Southern University with honors

Certified Public Accountant, South Carolina Board of Accountancy

BS in Business Administration, Accounting, University of South Carolina, Dean's List Award(s)

  • 20+ years of professional accounting and management experience
  • 17 years in higher education finance at the Medical University of South Carolina
  • 2 years in corporate tax
  • 4 years in public accounting
  • 2011 Recipient of the MUSC Excellence in Leadership Award
  • 2008 Recipient of MUSC's Excellence in Action Award presented by MUSC Leadership Development Institute
  • SACUBO 2005 Best Practices Award, Miami, Florida

George W. Ohlandt, MS
Executive Director of Enrollment Management

MS, Zoology, Arizona State University

BS, Biology, Presbyterian College

AS, Computer Technology, Trident Technical College

  • 16 years of experience in statistical and analytical process and management positions of increasing responsibility

Bobby Shaw, MS
Director, Wellness Center

MS Exercise Science, University of South Carolina

BS Health, Physical Education and Recreation, Lander University

ACSM certified Health Fitness Director

ASCM certified Health Fitness Instructor

  • 24 years of experience in health and fitness industry
 
 
 

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