Dr. Mihaela Tanasescu joined Ashford University in January 2012 as the Executive Dean of the College of Health, Human Services, and Science. Dr. Tanasescu has over 10 years of service in education including prior appointments as Dean of the College of Health Sciences and the College of Education at Trident University International and Director of the Doctoral Programs in these colleges. Dr. Tanasescu carried out research at Harvard and the University of Connecticut, taught research methods and statistics, and is an education reviewer and the author of multiple peer-reviewed articles in health. In her current role she is responsible for academic, curricular and co-curricular policies, the academic programs of the college, and leading the college’s faculty. Dr. Tanasescu received her Doctor of Science from Harvard School of Public Health, her MS from the University of Connecticut, and her MD from the Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania.