Salem College Adds Three Faculty Members to Support Health Leadership Focus

Salem College Adds Three Faculty Members to Support Health Leadership Focus

September 7, 2022

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (SEPTEMBER 7, 2022)—Salem College has added three new faculty members for fall 2022. Jason Robertson, Ph. D has joined Salem as associate professor of public health, Dale Sanders has joined as professor of health administration and business administration and Chris Simon, Ph. D has joined as associate professor of bioethics.


photo of Jason Robertson - courtesy Salem Academy and College

Robertson joins Salem from South University, where he was an associate professor and chair of the allied and public health programs. In addition to his public health credentials, he also holds a master’s degree in biology and doctoral degrees in higher education leadership and health science. His experience and training will both strengthen the good work already going on where the social sciences and sciences meet, and help build out health leadership programs, including an emerging program in public health.


photo of Dale Sanders - courtesy Salem Academy and College

Sanders comes to Salem from Alma College, where he built out a successful master’s degree program in health administration—one that gave particular attention to social justice and health equity. He has created numerous articulation and partnership agreements, with a particular focus on working with Historically Black College and Universities. Sanders has received a Master of Business Administration degree and doctoral degrees in osteopathy and health administration. His work will bridge many disciplines at Salem College, and he will also provide principal leadership in the roll-out of Salem’s master’s degree in health administration program, recently approved by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.


photo of Chris Simon - courtesy Salem Academy and College

Simon has been a faculty member at the University of Iowa and joins Salem most recently from Duke University, where he was a faculty member in the Trent Center for Bioethics. There, he led a university-wide initiative to redesign and roll out a program in the responsible conduct of research. Simon holds a doctoral degree in medical anthropology and has post-doctoral training in applied bioethics. His work will bolster Salem’s focus on ethics and strengthen health leadership work based in the humanities.

About Salem Academy and College

Salem Academy and College, celebrating 250 years and built upon a foundation of empowering and preparing girls and women from all around the world to effect change, shatter expectations and lead. Exclusively focused on developing tomorrow’s health leaders and change agents in STEAM fields and liberal arts.

Salem Academy and College is located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, a vibrant college town known for arts and innovation. For more information about Salem Academy, please visit For more information about Salem College, please visit


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