Senior Leadership

Stuart D. Flynn, M.D., is the founding dean of Fort Worth’s new M.D. school established by UNT Health Science Center and Texas Christian University. He most recently served as founding dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix. Previously, he was a professor of pathology and surgery at Yale University School of Medicine as well as an accomplished researcher, director of the residency program, a leader in the design and oversight of the school’s curriculum, and founding member of The Society of Distinguished Teachers at Yale.

Stuart D. Flynn, M.D.Founding Dean


Flynn received his medical degree and residency training from the University of Michigan and completed a fellowship in oncologic pathology at Stanford University. Flynn has authored more than 100 articles, books and monographs. He has received numerous honors including America’s Top Physician’s Award from the Consumers’ Research Council of America, the Bohmfalk Teacher of the Year Award from Yale University School of Medicine and the Averill A. Liebow Award for excellence in the teaching of residents, also at Yale. He has been a member of the National Board of Medical Examiners Pathology Test Committee and USMLE Step I Test Material Development Committee.

Jennifer Allie, Ph.D., M.P.A.

Senior Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Development


Richard Davis, M.B.A.

Senior Associate Dean of Finance and Administration, Chief Financial Officer


Kelly Pagidas, M.D.C.M.

Interim Associate Dean for Educational Affairs, Chair of Medical Education


Judy Bernas

Associate Dean and Chief Communication and Strategy Officer


Lisa McBride, Ph.D.

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion


Danika Franks, M.D.

Assistant Dean for Student Affairs


Marcel Satsky Kerr, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean of Assessment & Quality Improvement


Jo Anna Leuck, M.D.

Assistant Dean for Curriculum


Erin Nelson, Psy.D

Assistant Dean, Admissions and Enrollment Services, Associate Professor, Medical Education Director, Preparation for Practice


Stephen Scott, M.D., M.P.H.

Senior Advisor to the Dean for Accreditation and Clinical Affiliations


Kevin Kunkler, M.D., M.S.

Executive Director of Simulation Education, Innovation and Research


Mary Elizabeth Herring, J.D.

Professionalism Resource Officer


Kenton Watt, M.B.A.

Senior Director for Development


Doug White

Senior Director of Leadership Giving


Shawn Wagner

Business Operations/Facilities Manager for the School of Medicine