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Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Academic Affairs for Life University. The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for the advancement of academics in accordance with LIFE’s mission and vision. Academic Affairs develops and manages academic policy, is responsible for programmatic and operational planning and assessment, and manages and coordinates academic activities for all colleges and academic support units within the University. As Chief Academic Officer, the Vice President for Academic Affairs oversees administration of all colleges, academic programs and departments, including University Advising, Learning Resource Center, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Academic Center for Educational Success, Center for Education, Assessment and Learning and the Registrar’s office. The Vice President for Academic Affairs is a core participant in the University’s budget development and strategic planning.

As the Academic Affairs team, we are committed to ensuring excellence in all our undergraduate, graduate and professional programs and supporting the highest quality service to the community.


Jana Holwick, Ph.D.
Vice President of Academic Affairs

Eric Russell, D.C.
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Michael Clusserath, D.C.
Dean, College of Chiropractic

Cathy Faust, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies

Richard Belcastro, Ed.D.
Dean, College of Online Education

Krista Boline, D.C.
Director, Center for Education, Assessment & Learning

William Watson, M.A.
Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Tameka Glass, Ed.D.
Executive Director of the Center of Academic Advising and Retention

Nicoly Myles
Director, Academic Center for Educational Success

Elizabeth Geisz, M.S.

Tamisa Ridley, M.S.L.S.
Interim Director, Learning Resource Center