TIFFANY MASSON, PSY.D., President
Tiffany Masson, Psy.D., President of Kansas Health Science Center (KHSC), is an exemplary leader in higher education with more than 15 years of experience leading teams to find innovative, technology-driven solutions to the concerns facing universities across the world.
Dr. Masson obtained her doctorate of psychology in 2002. She completed her post-doctoral training at U.C. Davis’ Children’s Hospital-CAARE Center and was employed as a staff psychologist by the Cook County Juvenile Court and Northwestern School of Law in Chicago.
In addition to private practice, editing a new text Inside Forensic Psychology, and serving as an international speaker, her portfolio includes 13 years of service at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where she held several academic and operational administrative positions. Her leadership positions included Department Chair of International Psychology, Executive Director of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Campus Dean of the Chicago Campus. Most recently, Dr. Masson served as Campus Dean of the Online Campus, where she provided oversight and advanced growth for the institution’s highly successful campus. During her tenure at The Chicago School, she was appointed by the President to co-lead the University’s strategic plan and develop a new division for the University—TCSPP Global.
As a global innovator, Dr. Masson developed and managed international partnerships and continues to focus efforts on specific international human capacity development projects in Africa. In addition, she co-developed a country-specific 12-day trauma training program (Global HOPE Training Initiative) that aids teachers in effectively recognizing, assessing, and intervening with traumatized children. Her work in Rwanda and ability to develop government and private partnerships has proved successful in the expansion of the Global HOPE Training Initiative to Zambia and South Africa.
JOEL DICKERMAN, DO, Dean and Chief Academic Officer
Joel Dickerman, DO, dean and chief academic officer of Kansas Health Science Center, has been the vice president for License Assessment Services at the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners since 2018. Prior to that, he worked at Rocky Vista University as associate dean for clinical affairs for two years and as the regional director of primary care for eight years.
Dr. Dickerman has practiced as a family physician and instructor since 1984 and began working in Wichita in 1991, helping to establish the Reflection Ridge Clinic and teaching as an associated instructor at Riverside Hospital. A licensed physician and surgeon, Dr. Dickerman graduated as a doctor of osteopathy from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received numerous awards for his work as a family physician and educator.
Dr. Dickerman has exceptional experience with a strong academic, clinical, and assessment background. He has practiced and taught medicine extensively, receiving multiple accolades.
J. MICHAEL FINLEY, DO, Senior Associate Dean
J. Michael Finley, DO, senior associate dean of the Kansas Health Science Center, specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine. He has been involved in medical education for 31 years, most recently as an independent consultant in medical and graduate medical education. Over the years, he has held a variety of hospital appointments in California along with academic positions at the University of California Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, UCLA Harbor Medical Center; and the UCR/UCLA Thomas Haider Program in Biomedical Sciences.
Dr. Finley held various academic positions at the Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific in Pomona, California, for nearly two decades, including associate dean for graduate medical education and chair of the department of medicine. During his tenure at WesternU, Dr. Finley assisted with the development of an additional campus location in Lebanon, Oregon, to serve rural, underserved residents.
A licensed osteopathic physician and surgeon, Dr. Finley graduated as a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He has received numerous awards and honors for his work as an educator and a physician.