Dr. Cindy Mathena is the Dean of the College of Health Sciences. She has served in several positions for the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences since joining in 1997, and was instrumental in the launch of distance-education programs. Her responsibilities include oversight and leadership in launching new programs and working with the current programs in the College of Health Sciences.
Previously, Dr. Mathena served as an adjunct professor for Old Dominion University, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Tidewater Community College.
She also served as executive director for Tidewater Center for Technology Access in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
Dr. Mathena has 25 years of clinical experience. She served as occupational therapist for Rebound Rehabilitative Services and was a staff occupational therapist for Virginia Beach City Public Schools and Riverside Regional Medical Center.
Her PhD is in Educational Technology, and her research interests include interprofessional education, competency based education and online education. She has presented at national conferences, authored, and served as a Chair for accreditation site visit teams. She is an active member of several Board of Directors and professional associations.
For more information, view Dr. Mathena’s Faculty Profile