Upon Dr. Kathleen Galligan’s retirement, dean of the UWS chiropractic program from 2018-22, an extensive search and interview process was held to fulfill the role. In spring 2022, Dr. Martha (Marty) Kaeser was named the new dean.
“Dr. Kaeser has a strong background in health care education and is known and appreciated by our community,” said Dr. Dana Sims, UWS provost. “With her understanding of the university mission and vision as well as her collaborative style, we look forward to continued excellence in chiropractic education under her leadership.”
Dr. Kaeser previously served as UWS associate dean since 2018. Dr. Kaeser is a collaborator, a listener and a contributor with a strong record of research, publication and presentation. She holds a chiropractic degree, a master’s degree in adult education and bachelor’s degrees in life science, special education and anthropology.
“I am greatly honored to be entrusted with the Dean position in the College of Chiropractic,” said Dr. Kaeser. “I am in awe of how hard the faculty and staff work to ensure that there is a deliberate focus on students and the core values. Additionally, I am excited to continue the good work of being student focused, innovative and creative. I could not ask for a better job or work with a better group of people.”
Prior to her work at UWS, Dr. Kaeser served Logan University in a variety of roles including assistant dean, director of academic assessment and clinical assessment skills center director.