Faculty Affairs and Learning Innovation

Roseman University College of Medicine

The Office of Faculty Affairs and Learning Innovation (OFALI) is the central faculty affairs and instructor development office at Roseman University College of Medicine (RUCOM). We support an innovative, collaborative, democratic, diverse, and inclusive community of educators at Roseman University College of Medicine by focusing on innovation, collaboration, and empowerment.

  • Advancing a socially accountable and scholarly approach to teaching and learning in the health sciences
  • Fostering horizontal and vertical integration of social determinants of health, humanities, ethics, and professionalism
  • Facilitating the incorporation of educational technology in teaching and learning activities
  • Developing and disseminating scholarship and curriculum on Studio Based Learning
  • Housing the Curriculum Design Studio, a collaborative space to create curriculum using education technology, while working with an instructional designer
  • Working closely with Roseman faculty in the colleges of pharmacy, dentistry, nursing, and medicine to promote transdisciplinary teaching and research partnerships
  • Leading transdisciplinary teaching and learning beyond the health sciences, including law, the arts, humanities, social sciences, data sciences, design, and architecture
  • Advocating socially accountable qualitative and quantitative scientific methodologies
  • Offering research coaching including encouragement of faculty to engage in the scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Delivering programming to foster a culture of collegiality, professionalism, and belonging among all faculty and staff
  • Providing services and support to all faculty, including regular, clinical, and community faculty associates, to achieve individual career goals and enhance scholarship and teaching
  • Guiding faculty through the promotions process
  • Promoting interest groups to support those minoritized in academic medicine
  • Supporting the Faculty Assembly
  • Disseminating progressive, inclusive, and transparent policies
  • Developing pedagogic and mentoring strategies that simultaneously uphold the principle of academic freedom and advance a culture of professionalism, collegiality and belonging
  • Collecting and analyzing data on faculty appointments, promotions, and scholarship


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Faculty Onboarding

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College of Medicine Governance

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Faculty Assembly
Faculty Executive Committee
Standing Committees

Faculty & Senior Leadership Annual Reviews

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Faculty Development

Preceptor: Ideas & Inspiration for Clinical Educators
Faculty & Staff Lunch & Learns
Research Summer Intensive
Educator Development
Research/Scholarship Development
Leadership Development

Faculty Affairs Team

Alice Akunyili, MD

Assistant Dean for Foundational Educator Development , Associate Professor
  • College of Medicine

Valearia Clark, BA

Executive Assistant
  • College of Medicine

Marin Gillis, PhD, LPh

Senior Executive Dean for Faculty Affairs and Learning Innovation; Professor & Interim Department Chair, Bioethics, Humanism, and Policy
  • College of Medicine

Judy Hanrahan, JD, MA

Assistant Dean for Faculty Affairs & Learning Innovation; Assistant Professor, Bioethics, Humanism, and Policy
  • College of Medicine

Gretchen M. Keys, EdD, MLS

Assistant Dean for Faculty and Staff Equity; Assistant Professor, Bioethics, Humanism, and Policy
  • College of Medicine

Bruce Morgenstern, MD

Director, Continuing Professional Development; Professor, Clinical Sciences
  • College of Medicine

Carrie Rogers, MS, MA

Director, Faculty Affairs
  • College of Medicine