Our Leadership

Administrative Leadership

National University's three colleges and each of its major academic programs are led by seasoned professionals committed to the highest standards of integrity and academic excellence.

Executive Administration

Joseph P.D. Stiefel, MS, EdD, DC 

Randy Swenson, DC, MHPE
Vice President for Academic Services

Tracy McHugh, MBA
Vice President for Administrative Services

Ronald Mensching, BS
Vice President for Business Services 


Robert Shiel, PhD
Dean, College of Professional Studies - Illinois

Daniel Strauss, DC
Dean, College of Professional Studies - Florida

Randy Swenson, DC, MPHE
Dean, College of Allied Health Sciences

Jenna Glenn, DC, ND, MS ACP
Dean, Lincoln College of Postprofessional, Graduate and Continuing Education

Daniel Driscoll, DC
Dean of Students

Theodore Johnson, DC
Dean of Clinics

Gregory Cramer, DC, PhD
Dean of Research

Assistant Deans

Dr. Yihyun Kwon, PhD (China), DC, MSOM, LAc
Assistant Dean of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine

Fraser Smith, ND
Assistant Dean of Naturopathic Medicine

Daniel Richardson, PhD
Assistant Dean of Allied Health Sciences

Ezra Cohen, DC
Assistant Dean of Chiropractic Medicine

Yesenia Maldonado, MBA
Assistant Dean of Students

Nicholas Chancellor, DC
Assistant Dean of Institutional Effectiveness 

Department Chairs

Robert Appleyard, PhD
Chair, Department of Basic Sciences - Illinois

Sridharan Manalavan, MSc
Chair, Department of Basic Sciences - Florida

Kristine Aikenhead, DC
Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences - Illinois

Mark Wieland, DC
Interim Chair, Department of Clinical Sciences - Florida 

Manuel Duarte, DC
Chair, Department of Clinical Practice

Randy Swenson, DC
Chair, Massage Therapy Program

Joyce E. Whitehead, MALS
Chair, Learning Resource Center

William Bogar, DC, DACBR
Chair, Diagnostic Imaging and Residency

Claire Johnson, DC
Editor-in-Chief, NUHS Journals 


Robert Dame, MBA 
Director of Financial Aid

Kurt Faler, AAS
Director of Management Information Services

Shawna McDonough, AA
Director of Alumni Development 

Thomas Rohner, BS
Director of Facilities & Security

Victoria Sweeney, MEd
Director of Communications and Enrollment Services 

Sue Unger, CPA
Director of Financial Services

Andrew Wozniak, BS
Director of Human Resources