About Christina Sax, Ph.D.

Christina Sax, Ph.D., Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Maryland University of Integrative Health

Dr. Christina Sax is a nationally recognized leader in academic innovation and online education and has 30 years of experience in higher education leadership, administration, and teaching. She has served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Maryland University of Integrative Health since 2016. Prior to MUIH, Dr. Sax was the Dean of Extended Studies and then Associate Provost for Academic Outreach and Innovation at Shippensburg University (2007-2016). She served in successive roles at University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) including Director of Natural Sciences, Assistant Dean for Natural, Behavioral, and Mathematical Sciences, and Interim Senior Associate Dean (1998-2007). Dr. Sax was the Founding Co-Director of the FIPSE-funded Quality Matters project (2003-2006). She has been an online and face-to-face faculty member in the biological sciences at UMGC, University of Maryland Baltimore County, the Foundation for the Advancement of Education in the Sciences at the National Institutes of Health, and the United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Dr. Sax was a research scientist at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health (1987-1998). She has received numerous regional and national awards, including for one of the first online biology lab courses in the U.S. (2000). She has held Board and leadership positions with several education organizations, and is a frequent volunteer for K12 science education activities. Dr. Sax’s areas of expertise include academic innovation; online teaching, learning, and quality assurance; higher education leadership and planning; institutional and learning outcomes assessment; academic program development; STEM education; faculty development; and molecular biology, gene expression, and transcriptional regulation. Dr. Sax holds a Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University, and a B.S. in Microbiology from the University of Rochester.