Leadership

TIFFANY MASSON, PSY.D.
President

Tiffany Masson, Psy.D., President of Kansas Health Science Center, is an exemplary leader in higher education with nearly 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 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 has 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.

ROBERT HASTY, DO, FACOI, FACP
Founding Dean

Robert Hasty, DO, FACOI, FACP, is the Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the Kansas Health Science Center. Dr. Hasty attended the University of Miami where he completed his undergraduate studies with honors as a triple science major in Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Chemistry, and Biology in 1996. He then went on to receive his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) at Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000. He subsequently trained at Mt. Sinai Medical Center where he completed his training in Internal Medicine while receiving the Resident of the Year award for three straight years. He also received the Howard Kane Resident of the Year award—the first osteopathic physician ever to win that award in over 40 years of academic medical training at Mt. Sinai. He served as Chief Intern as well as Chief Resident during his training. Dr. Hasty began his career as a Hospitalist & Internist for Cogent Healthcare at Lee Memorial Health Systems in Fort Myers, Florida. He soon became Associate Lead Physician for Cogent Healthcare.

Dr. Hasty had what he described as a "calling" to become an academic physician and joined NSU College of Osteopathic Medicine in March 2005. He served as the Founding Program Director of the Palmetto General Hospital Internal Medicine Residency Program and helped develop several other graduate medical education programs. He also served as the Vice Chair of the Internal Medicine Department at NSU. He was awarded the NSU Stuey Award for Co-Curricular Advisor of the Year in 2009. He was the recipient of the coveted Golden Apple Award by the graduation class of NSU-COM in 2008 and again in 2009 and 2011. Dr. Hasty was also named as a member of the "40 under 40" in 2009 by Gold Coast Magazine because of his service to the South Florida community.

In 2013, Dr. Hasty became the Vice President of Medical Education and the Regional Associate Dean and later as Associate Dean for Postgraduate Affairs for Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine in North Carolina. During his tenure at Campbell University, he created 383 residency positions in 20 programs at seven organizations and led the university to be awarded the AOA STAR award for the strategic planning that has created medical education opportunities in North Carolina for the next generation of osteopathic physicians. He has served on various boards, including the American College of Osteopathic Internists and the Association of Osteopathic Directors and Medical Educators. Dr. Hasty was the Founding Dean and Chief Academic Officer of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM), Idaho’s first medical school.

In his current position as the Founding Dean & Chief Academic Officer for Kansas Health Science Center, Dr. Hasty is developing their proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified in internal medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Internists as well as the American College of Physicians.