Chris Sax


Dr. Christina Sax serves as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH).  She is a strategic academic leader with 20+ years of experience in online, adult, professional, and continuing higher education. Her collective portfolio includes strategic academic planning; academic innovation initiatives; systems and design thinking; undergraduate, graduate, and non-credit curriculum and program development and management; online, blended, off-campus, and accelerated programming; micro- and alternative credentialing; open educational resources; faculty professional development; internal and external grants and contracts management; community, economic, and workforce development outreach and engagement; federal and state compliance; regional accreditation; assessment and quality assurance; general education and scientific literacy; academic grants principal investigator. She has experience at the faculty, department chair, assistant dean, associate dean, dean, associate provost, provost, and state system levels, as well as in leadership roles in non-profit organization and professional associations.  Prior to MUIH, she served as the Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Outreach and Innovation at Shippensburg University (2007-2016).  At the University of Maryland University College, she served as the Interim Senior Associate Dean (2007); Assistant Dean, of Social, Behavioral, Natural, and Mathematical Sciences (2004-2007); Academic Director of Natural Sciences (1998-2003). She was the Co-Founding Director of the Quality Matters Project (2003-2006). She holds the rank of Professor and has served as a faculty member in the biological sciences at various institutions since 1991. She holds a Ph.D. in Genetics from the Medical College of Virginia, and a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Rochester. She is pursuing a Specialization in Design Thinking and Innovation at the Darden School of Business of the University of Virginia.

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