The Assistant Dean for Academic Support Services (ADASS) directs the academic support program, providing services that address specific academic needs of the students. Services under this program range from time management and study skills training to developing an organized approach to preparation for United States Medical Licensure Examinations. The ADASS also serves as a liaison between students and module directors, and in this role is responsible for monitoring the academic progress of students in the Pre-Clerkship curriculum and for understanding and voicing student issues to faculty members. In keeping with the priorities of the Office for Student Affairs, the ADASS’s primary concern is the quality of student life, and as such the ADASS’s duties and responsibilities reflect current student issues and needs. The ADASS also directs the student activities program and coordinates the administration of various student support programs (i.e., Host, Sponsor, Orientation, and Awards) which fall under Student Affairs.
William T. Wittman, Ph.D. Lt Col (Ret), USAF is the Assistant Dean for Academic Support Services at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland.
Dr. Wittman retired from the United States Air Force in August of 2000. During his career as a line officer he served in several educational and research assignments to include serving on the faculty in the Department of Behavioral Science and Leadership at the United States Air Force Academy and as a scientific manager, Armstrong Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. His final active duty assignment was at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Office for Student Affairs, where he continues to serve as a civilian faculty member. Dr. Wittman holds a doctoral degree from the University of Colorado where his research focus was the long-term retention of knowledge and skill.