Education and Faculty Affairs

The Office of Education and Faculty Affairs supports the missions of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences and the University of North Dakota.

Our specific mission is to assure academic standards of excellence for our diverse student body, promote educational innovation and scholarship, and serve the needs of our academic community. In doing so, we provide leadership and administrative support for all academic programs and departments within the School and assist faculty in achieving their professional goals as educators and scholars.

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Kenneth Ruit, Ph.D.
Associate Dean, Education and Faculty Affairs
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Education and Faculty Affairs Team

Jon Allen, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Director of Simulation Center
Associate Professor, Internal Medicine

Nasser Hammami
Chief Information Officer
Information Resources

Kelly Thormodson
SMHS Library Resources

Richard N. Van Eck, Ph.D.
Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning
Dr. David & Lola Rognlie Monson Endowed Professor in Medical Education

Eric Johnson, M.D.
Interprofessional Education

Stephen Tinguely, M.D.
Chief Accreditation Officer

Linda Anderson
Administrative Assistant

Joanne Durkin
Administrative Secretary