San Marcos, California—October 28, 2014—The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) has named Dr. Errin Heyman dean of educational effectiveness.
“Dr. Heyman has extensive experience in online education and has worked with institutions that have several health science programs,” said Dr. Wanda Nitsch, USA’s president and chief academic officer. “She comes with a strong background in regional accreditation, outcomes assessment and faculty development. We’re excited to have her join our team and start working to advance faculty development and assessment practices.”
Dr. Heyman will work closely with academic and administrative leadership to advance institutional effectiveness systems and to coordinate faculty development opportunities with the goals of enhancing student engagement and educational practices of faculty.
Dr. Heyman has more than 15 years of leadership and academic experience in postsecondary education having served as a dean, director and faculty member for a number of institutions. She most recently was dean of the School of Education at Jones International University in Centennial, Colorado, where she was responsible for curriculum, instruction, assessment of student learning, scholarship, strategic analysis and planning, and service.
Prior to her role at Jones International University, she served as the founding director of the Center for Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (CELTA) at West Coast University in Irvine, California. At CELTA she established and sustained a culture of assessment that facilitated achievement of student learning outcomes and encouraged innovation and scholarly discourse. She has also held positions at eCollege in Denver and served as an English instructor at Westwood College, the University of Colorado and Metropolitan State College.
Dr. Heyman earned her Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Phoenix in 2010. She earned her master’s and bachelor’s from the University of Colorado, Denver.
USA is a member of Laureate International Universities, a network of more than 75 institutions in 29 countries and one of the most significant global higher education providers for health sciences.
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USA) is a graduate institution that emphasizes health science education through innovative quality classroom and distance education, and is a member of the Laureate International Universities network. Founded in 1979, USA has locations in San Marcos, California; St. Augustine, Florida; and Austin, Texas. The university is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC) and nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC). USA’s physical therapy programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and its occupational therapy programs are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE). Degree offerings include the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), the Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), the Dual Degree Option (MOT/DPT), the Master of Orthopaedic Assistant (MOA), the Flexible Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and the Flexible Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT). USA also offers the Transitional Doctor of Occupational Therapy, the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy, the Doctor of Education (EdD), the Doctor of Health Science (DHSc), the Clinical Orthopaedic Residency, the Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy Fellowship program, and continuing education seminars and certifications for currently licensed therapists. For more information, visit www.usa.edu.