Drs. Wolpaw, Milligan, Underwood and Victoroff are associate deans in four health professions schools at Case Western Reserve University. Each is committed to creating meaningful ways for students to interact in interprofessional venues.
Dr. Terry Wolpaw is the Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs at the School of Medicine and was among the core faculty who led the School of Medicine in a major curriculum transformation implemented in 2006 and known as the Western Reserve2 Curriculum. Dr. Wolpaw completed a Master's degree in Health Professions Education. Her research focuses on the expression of clinical reasoning and uncertainties in case presentations. She has developed the SNAPPS technique for case presentations to preceptors, based on experiential learning theory.
Dr. Sharon Milligan is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. She is also the Associate Director for Education and Community Outreach at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. Her teaching and research interests revolve around the intersection of community development practice and policy for the poor.
Dr. Patricia Underwood is the Executive Vice Dean for Academic Programs at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. He education interests include nursing theory, leadership, health policy and community coalition development. Her research includes stress, coping, and social support as it relates to birth outcomes.
Dr. Kristin Victoroff is the Associate Dean for Education at the School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Victoroff, who has a PhD in organizational behavior, teaches communication and health promotion skills to dental students. She is involved in research related to oral disease prevention and health promotion, with a focus on tobacco cessation.