Meet Our Staff

Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Advancement

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Ronald I. Paul, MD, became Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs and Advancement of the University of Louisville School of Medicine in January, 2016. In addition to his role in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Advancement, Dr. Paul is the chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Paul is a 1983 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency and a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago. He then spent three years as an Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati where he served as Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship. In 1991, he joined the University of Louisville School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Paul's responsibilities in the Office of Faculty Affairs includes managing all faculty personnel actions, conducting new faculty and chair orientation meetings, serving as a resource to the School of Medicine's Promotion and Tenure Committee and the Performance Criteria and Economic Welfare Committee, and advising faculty, the dean and the dean's staff.



Associate Dean of Faculty Development

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Gerard P. Rabalais, MD, MHA., became Associate Dean of Faculty Development of the University of Louisville School of Medicine in July 2015.  In addition to his role in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Advancement, Dr. Rabalais is the chair of the University of Louisville Department of Pediatrics, the largest department in the School of Medicine with 200 faculty, 100 residents and fellows and nearly 400 staff.  He holds the Billy F. Andrews Endowed Chair in Pediatrics, Dr. Rabalais is also the Chief of Staff at Kosair Children's Hospital.  Dr. Rabalais is a 1981 graduate of the Louisiana State University School of Medicine.  He completed his pediatrics residency and chief residency at Tulane University and went on to clinical and research fellowships in pediatric infectious disease at University of Colorado.  In 1998, he earned a master's in health administration from University of Colorado School of Business.  Dr. Rabalais joined UofL as a pediatric infectious disease specialist in 1987.  Dr. Rabalais, in his new capacity as Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs, is charged with the creation and oversight of a new comprehensive program in faculty development around making our faculty better teachers focused on helping students and residents to learn better.



Director of Health Sciences Center Faculty Affairs

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Beth Williams began working at the University of Louisville in 2012 and joined the Office of Faculty Affairs and Advancement in January 2015.  

As Director of the HSC Faculty Affairs she directs the overall operations of the Office of Faculty Affairs and Advancement and processes faculty actions for the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing and Public Health. She is a resource concerning faculty personnel policies and procedures for the Provost's Office, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Dean, Associate Deans, Department Chairs and faculty.   In the School of Medicine, she determines eligibility for promotion, tenure and periodic career reviews, and notifies faculty and departments of other required actions.  She initiates and assembles appointment materials for all Endowed Chairs, Departmental Chairs and other School of Medicine administrators.  She manages the Endowed Chair review process and coordinates the School of Medicine's University Scholar appointments and reviews with the Office of Vice President of Research and Innovation.  She provides training to departmental contacts concerning faculty personnel policies and procedures.  She prepares reports, gathers, complies and analyzes data for the Dean's Office, the LCME (SOM accreditation body), and the Association of American Medical Colleges.


Coordinator, Committee Office

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Christina has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from the University of Louisville and a Master of Science in Management from Sullivan University.  She began working at the University of Louisville in the Chairman's Office for the Department of Medicine in 2014 and joined the Office of Faculty Affairs & Advancement to manage the School of Medicine Committee Office in 2018.  This office is responsible for providing information to committees responsible for faculty actions and SOM governance.  Departments should contact Christina regarding:  (1) criteria for appointments at an advanced rank, promotion and/or tenure, and periodic career reviews; (2) material required for review by the Promotion, Appointment , and Tenure committee; (3) initial review of a candidate's CV for appointment at an advanced rank; (4) faculty annual work plans; (5) department faculty annual review document; (6) SOM governance documents including the SOM bylaws and Promotion, Appointment, and Tenure document; and (7) SOM annual standing committee elections and SOM committee roster.



Faculty Development Program Manager

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Staci Saner moved from Texas to join the University of Louisville and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Advancement in August 2016. Staci attended the University of Illinois, Urbana, where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. She received her M.Ed. in Science Education, with a concentration in Biology, from The University of Texas, Austin.

Staci is responsible for developing, coordinating, and evaluating programming and services to support faculty professional development and medical education at the University of Louisville’s Health Sciences Campus (HSC) and School of Medicine, respectively. She organizes, coordinates, and facilitates workshops, faculty learning communities, speaker visits, and special events while also overseeing the planning of new strategic initiatives related to faculty development.  She will continue to support ongoing enhancement of HSC faculty development offerings by benchmarking, maintaining and monitoring medical education resources and web content.



Toni Corbett

Faculty Affairs Coordinator

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Toni is the Administrative Associate for the Office of Faculty Affairs. She logs and processes all triptychs (faculty actions) from the HSC Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing & Public Health. She also prepares notifications to departments of pending faculty actions which includes: sabbaticals, executive faculty, re-appointments, promotions, periodic career reviews, work assignments, and annual merit reviews. She is responsible for all gratis faculty actions and re-appointments of term and part-time faculty.


Phyllis Harris

Program Coordinator Senior
Assistant to Dr. Ron Paul

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Phyllis began working at the University of Louisville in 2011 and joined the Office of Faculty Affairs and Advancement in February of 2016.

As assistant to Dr. Paul, Phyllis is responsible for scheduling meetings and managing his calendar. She is also responsible for:  1. Calling for nominations and receiving submissions for awards bestowed by the School of Medicine 2. Coordinating events for Office of Faculty Affairs 3. Organizing PAT Workshops  4. One-on One new faculty orientation meetings and 5. Mid-Tenure review notifications. Additionally, she receives all international travel request documents for SOM travel for processing and approval by Dean-authorized signatories and submits to the Office of the University Provost final approval.




Administrative Associate

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Tammy began working at the University of Louisville in 2007 and joined the Office of Faculty Affairs and Advancement in January of 2020.  She attended Cameron University, where she received her Bachelor of Business Administration, specializing in Management. 

Tammy is the Administrative Associate for the Office of Faculty Affairs. She logs in and supports the processing of triptychs (faculty actions) from the HSC Schools of Medicine. She also prepares notifications to departments of pending faculty actions which includes: sabbaticals, executive faculty, re-appointments, promotions, periodic career reviews, work assignments, and annual merit reviews. She is responsible for all gratis actions and re-appointments of term and part-time faculty.