Faculty: Leslie Wimsatt, Ph.D.
Dr. Wimsatt is the Director of Curriculum Development - University of Michigan Integrative Medicine
Dr. Wimsatt coordinates curricular planning, implementation, and evaluation for undergraduate and graduate programs administered by UMIM for the UM Medical School. She serves as a Co-Principal Investigator on an education grant awarded by the National Institutes of Health (NCCAM) to support the incorporation of complementary and alternative medicine coursework into the education of healthcare professionals. She received her PhD and MA degrees in higher education administration from the University of Michigan where she worked as a graduate research assistant for the National Center for Post secondary Improvement (NCPI) and as a graduate administrative assistant for the Office of State Outreach. Her responsibilities at NCPI included the coordination of qualitative and quantitative data collection to support the study of national trends in undergraduate teaching, learning, and assessment practices. Dr. Wimsatt also served as Assistant Director of the Office of Sponsored and Academic Programs Support and Evaluation at Saginaw Valley State University where she designed faculty support programs, cultivated funded project development, and engaged in grant writing. She has more than 20 years of teaching and administrative experience in the field of education, receiving recognition for her work in the area of instructional planning, educational leadership, and community-based program development. She has co-authored several publications that focus on undergraduate student outcomes and the influence of individual and institutional factors on teaching and learning processes. Her research interests also include the study of faculty recruitment and retention, research productivity, and cross-disciplinary collaboration.