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Cayla R. Teal, PhD, MA
Assistant Dean
MS 1055
3056 Robinson Hall
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
voice: (913) 588-7224
e-mail: cteal@kumc.edu

Dr. Cayla Teal received her BS in Chemistry from William Jewell College. She received her MA and PhD in Community/Clinical Psychology, with emphases in applied research methods and psychometrics, from Wichita State University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Health Services Research at the Center of Innovation in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety at the Michael E. DeBakey Houston VA Medical Center. She is an Education Associate Professor of Population Health and Assistant Dean for Assessment and Evaluation in the Office of Medical Education.

Dr. Teal is responsible for the assessment of student performance in and program evaluation of the School of Medicine's curriculum. She is a mixed methods medical education researcher, an Associate Editor for Medical Education Online and a Deputy Editor for Teaching and Learning in Medicine, and currently serves as the national chair for the Medical Education Scholarship, Research and Evaluation section at the AAMC. She enjoys hiking, working outside, hanging out with her dogs and cats, and reading.


  Emma Nguyen, Ed.D.
  Director
  MS 1055
  Univ. of Kansas Medical Ctr.
  3056 Robinson Hall
  3901 Rainbow Blvd.
  Kansas City, KS  66160
  voice:   (913) 588-7303
  email:  htnguyen@kumc.edu


Emma Nguyen received her B.A. in Psychology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City, her M.S. from Avila University, and her Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration from the University of Kansas.   Dr. Nguyen is responsible for the oversight of assessment and evaluation in undergraduate medical education, including course-based evaluations, longitudinal feedback and institutional evaluations.   In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, running and doing Krav Maga.


Shane Johnston
Senior Research Analyst
MS 1055
Univ. of Kansas Medical Ctr.
3056 Robinson Hall.
3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
e-mail: sjohnst1@kumc.edu

Shane Johnston received a B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Kansas. His graduate training is in Public Administration and Public Policy. He joined the Office of Medical Education in the fall of 2019 and is responsible for helping support faculty research and exam processing. He also supports office reporting efforts on curriculum evaluation and student performance assessment.


  Shawnalee Criss Petty, MA
  Evaluation and Information Resource Specialist
  MS 1055
  Univ. of Kansas Medical Ctr.
  3056 Robinson Hall.
  3901 Rainbow Blvd.
  Kansas City, KS 66160
  voice: (913) 588-9715
  e-mail: scrisspetty@kumc.edu

Shawnalee Criss Petty received her Bachelor of Art in Psychology with a research concentration from Avila University, and her Master of Arts in Counseling and Guidance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She joined the University of Kansas Medical Center, Office of Medical Education in the Fall of 2014. She is responsible for developing and collecting curriculum evaluations and the creation of module exams for the Phase I curriculum. In her spare time she enjoys teaching Jazzercise, traveling, and visiting local art museums.


  Charles Waller, MA
  Assessment and Evaluation Analyst
  MS 1055
  Univ. of Kansas Medical Ctr.
  3056 Robinson Hall.
  3901 Rainbow Blvd.
  Kansas City, KS 66160
  e-mail:  cwaller@kumc.edu

Charles Waller received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and his Master of Arts in Quantitative Psychology from Middle Tennessee State University. He joined the University of Kansas Medical Center, Office of Medical Education in the Spring of 2020. He is responsible for Phase II assessment and evaluation consultation, data analysis, and reporting. In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and pets, listening to podcasts, and learning new skills.


  Samantha Wassenaar, LMSW
  Program Coordinator for Assessment & Evaluation
  MS 1055
  Univ. of Kansas Medical Ctr.
  3056 Robinson Hall.
  3901 Rainbow Blvd. 
  Kansas City, KS 66160
  e-mail: swassenaar@kumc.edu

Samantha Wassenaar is the Program Coordinator for Assessment and Evaluation and works closely with the Assessment and Evaluation team and the SER week activities. She is a licensed social worker and obtained her degree from Baylor University. She is originally from Iowa and completed her undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa in Family Services and Gerontology.

Last modified: Jul 27, 2021
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