Doctor of Medicine, Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy

Doctor of Science, Harvard School of Public Health

Master of Science, University of Connecticut

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Mihaela Tanasescu

Mihaela Tanasescu, MD, ScD – Executive Dean

College of Health, Human Services & Science


Dr. Mihaela Tanasescu joined Ashford University in 2012. As Executive Dean of the College of Health, Human Services, and Science, she led and supported a variety of college and institutional initiatives pertaining to curriculum, accreditation, and compliance. She manages the academic programs of the college and leads the college’s faculty. Currently, she also oversees Ashford’s partnerships with community colleges.

Dr. Tanasescu has 20 years of service in health and education, including prior work at the National Institute of Public Health in Romania, and as Dean of the College of Health Sciences and the College of Education at Trident University International. She carried out research at Harvard University and the University of Connecticut, is an education research and accreditation reviewer, and is the author of multiple peer-reviewed articles. She received her Doctor of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health, her MS from the University of Connecticut, and her MD from the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy in Romania.