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Dr. Roger Glenn Brown, MPS, Ph.D.,
Acting Provost, St. Thomas University
Roger Brown is in the role of Provost at St. Thomas University.  He has earned degrees in Education and a Ph.D.in Political Science. Dr. Brown has experience in international student recruitment, student internships, and online teaching.  Brown believes that. Students should have a voice in planning their degree choice, and they will have support from faculty to reach their goals.  As Provost, Dr. Brown will work with deans, department heads, and faculty to provide the best online learning and assistance for student success.
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Dr. Alexander N. Chen, MS Rural Sociology, MAG, Ph.D.,
Acting Dean, School of Technological Innovation, St. Thomas University.
Dr. Chen obtains his doctoral degree from Pennsylvania State University. He then worked as an Assistant Professor in Management Information Systems (MIS) at Penn State Altoona. Dr. Chen started his administrative career as an Associate Provost of the International Program at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in 2001. He started the English as a Second Language (ESL) program and joint degrees (2+2 for undergraduate programs) and (1+1 for graduate programs) with Chinese Universities (China University of Mining and Technology, Harbin Normal University, and others). As a result, 10 Master of Public Administration (MPA) students came to UNCP for graduation. After that, he worked for Macau University of Science and Technology as Registrar (Provost) and Vice President for four and half years. He successfully helped revise the curriculum during that period, so the credits were transferrable to the western society. He also founded and served as interim founding Dean of the School of Arts and Humanity. Dr. Chen returned to the University of Central Arkansas as Associate Vice President for International Engagement. He successfully built up the Global Education Programs (GEP) and built up 40 partner schools throughout the world.
Dr. Chen is a full professor of Management at the University of Central Arkansas. His research areas include information technology adoption for senior citizens and schoolteachers. He also conducted electronic payment studies in Germany, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Ivory Coast, Brazil, Mexico, China, the United States, etc. Moreover, he has publications in health prevention, perceptions of Ethics among college students, factors associated with entrepreneurs in Arkansas, and other areas.
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Dr. Timothy L. Taylor, MPH, Ph.D.,
Acting Dean, School of General Studies and Digital Education, St. Thomas University.
Dr. Taylor is also an adjunct faculty member in American Indian Studies at the University of North Carolina, Pembroke, and a Review Editor for Frontiers in Public Health.
Dr. Taylor’s primary focus has been on Public Health, especially Health Administration & Policy, Health Care & Health Status Research, and Health Education, emphasizing working as a respectful, cooperative, and equal partner with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes and their communities.
Prior to his current affiliations, Dr. Taylor has been a faculty member and researcher at the College of Public Health (OUHSC), a Research Scientist at the Center for Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions (CASAA) at the University of New Mexico, and Behavioral Health Researcher with the United State Public Health Service, Indian Health Service, (USPHS, IHS).  Dr. Taylor has also served in several leadership and administrative positions with the Indian Health Service (IHS), including a Critical Access Hospital and several Ambulatory Health Care Centers on rural and isolated American Indian Reservations.
He has served on numerous Boards, Committees, and Panels, including, for example, the National Institutional Review Board (IRB) of the Indian Health Service, the Behavioral Change Expert Panel (BCEP), Office of National Drug Control Policy and Peer Review Committee Member for Prevention Research Centers, Centers for Disease Control & Policy, (CDC).
For over ten years, Dr. Taylor enjoyed a productive and inspirational working relationship with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, including as National Director and National Advisory Committee Member for two important initiatives with American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes.
He is also a former Kellogg National Fellow sponsored by The W. K. Kellogg Foundation.
Dr. Taylor’s undergraduate degree is from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA, and his graduate degrees are from the College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), Oklahoma City, OK.
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Dr. Jeffrey Richard Bolles, MA in Exercise Physiology, MBA, Ph.D.,
Acting Dean, School of International Business, St. Thomas University
Dr. Jeff Bolles has more than 25 years of experience in higher education, 20 of which have included administrative responsibilities. Having transitioned from being an associate professor and department chair of healthcare administration to his current role as the assistant director of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) program and lecturer in finance and management, Dr. Bolles has worked across multiple disciplines and with a diverse pool of professionals and students alike. Fittingly, he has developed an eclectic research agenda that includes corporate finance in healthcare, global health systems analysis, healthcare quality, behavioral finance, personal finance, behavioral theory across disciplines, and organizational leadership.
Strategic and calculating, Dr. Bolles is a problem solver, change-leader, and trailblazer who seeks opportunities to grow programs, increase student preparedness, and develop professional networks. He employs a student-centered approach to teaching and administration, setting high expectations while providing the encouragement and resources needed to exceed them. Conclusively, Dr. Bolles subscribes to the holistic development of students and a program-wide commitment to excellence.
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Dr. Casanna Jackson, MLIS, MSOL
Acting Dean of Library Service
Dr. Jackson is currently in the role of Library Director for Jacksonville University. She has earned a graduate degree in Library Science and Organizational Leadership. She is a proud Army veteran with a corporate insurance and entrepreneurship background. Those combined skills have allowed her to develop a successful career. With a passion for helping others, librarianship has created opportunities for her to help others gain the information they need to build a better future.
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