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 Office of the Chief Academic Officer

The Office of the Provost and Chief Academic Officer provides strategic leadership and guidance regarding all academic matters across TCSPP.

Dr. Theodore (Ted) L. Scholz
Vice President of Academic Affairs/Chief Academic Officer
TScholz@thechicagoschool.edu
312-467-8602

 Deans of Academic Affairs

Dr. Dean Rishel
Dean of Academic Affairs (DAA), California
drishel@thechicagoschool.edu
949-769-7742

Dr. Luke Mudd
Dean of Academic Affairs (DAA), Chicago
lmudd@thechicagoschool.edu
312-467-2306

Dr. Breeda McGrath
Dean of Academic Affairs (DAA), Online
BMcGrath@thechicagoschool.edu
312-320-4839

Dr. Heather Sheets
Campus Dean, Washington, D.C.
HeatherSheets@thechicagoschool.edu
202-706-5056

 Office of Accreditation Affairs

The Office of Accreditation Affairs guides the institution on all matters concerning accreditation.

Dr. Melea Fields
Associate Provost for Accreditation Affairs & Accreditation Liaison Officer (ALO)
mfields@thechicagoschool.edu
213-283-4226

Ms. Cindy Inthavong
Administrative Assistant
cinthavong@thechicagoschool.edu
213-283-4213

 Office of Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Affairs and the National Center for Teaching and Learning (NCTL)

​The Office of Teaching, Learning, and Faculty Affairs, through the National Center for Teaching and Learning (NCTL) promotes a culture of innovation and excellence in the area of teaching, learning, and scholarship for all of The Chicago School's on ground and online programs. It is dedicated to the support and advancement of research-based learning and teaching practices and the professional development of all members of the TCSPP's teaching community.

Wendy Schiffman
Director, National Center for Teaching and Learning
WSchiffman@thechicagoschool.edu
312-329-6627

 Office of Academic and Dissertation Excellence Affairs and the National Center for Academic and Dissertation Excellence (NCADE)

​The Office of Academic and Dissertation Excellence Affairs provides academic support services to both dissertating and non-dissertating students through webinars, workshops, special programs, assessments, tutors, and writing coaches. Academic Success Programs and Applied Research Project Instructors provide master's level and pre-dissertation support, while the National Center for Academic and Dissertation Excellence (NCADE) provides doctoral level research and dissertation support, utilizing Dissertation Writing Experts (DWEs) and Methodology Experts (MEs).

Dr. Belinda McFeeters
Associate Provost for Academic and Dissertation Excellence Affairs
Director, NCADE
bmcfeeters@thechicagoschool.edu
312-329-6608

Dr. Katia Mitova
Director, Academic Success Programs (NCADE)
KMitova@thechicagoschool.edu
312-467-8607

Ms. Ericka Sanders
Manager, Academic Success Programs (NCADE)
erickasanders@thechicagoschool.edu
312-379-1611

 Office of Sponsored Programs

The Office of Sponsored Programs provide resources for students, faculty, and staff to find and apply for external grants.  

Ms. Sandra Del Toro
Assistant Director, Government Sponsored Programs
sdeltoro@thechicagoschool.edu
312-488-6046

Dr. Paul Birch

Director of Research Engagement

pbirch@thechicagoschool.edu

312-467-8602

 Office of Academic Program Development, Review & Online Synergy Affairs

​The Office of Academic Program Development, Review, and Online Synergy Affairs guides new and revised program proposals, program assessment and modification, and monitors MOUs and Articulation Agreements across the institution.

Dr. Michael Barr
Associate Provost for Academic Program Development, Review & Online Synergy Affairs
MBarr@thechicagoschool.edu
312-329-6620

Dr. Virginia Quiñonez
Director, Educational Effectiveness
VQuinonez@thechicagoschool.edu
312-329-6623

Ms. Lena Phelps
Accreditation Specialist
lphelps@thechicagoschool.edu
312-379-1672

Ms. Brooke Roth
Manager
broth@thechicagoschool.edu
312-467-2332

 Office of the Institutional Review Board (IRB)

The Office of the Institutional Review Board works to protect the rights and welfare of human research participants as regulated by the federal Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) and governed by the laws included the Code of Federal Regulations 45 CFR 46. All human subjects research conducted by TCSPP students or faculty is subject to IRB review and approval.

Ms. Alicia D. Cook
Director, Institutional Review Board
ACook@thechicagoschool.edu
312-467-2343

Ms. Veronica Jimenez
Associate Director, IRB California
vjimenez@thechicagoschool.edu
213-615-7216

Ms. Keturah Flowers
Assistant, IRB
kflowers@thechicagoschool.edu
312-488-6052