Office of the Dean - Oxley College of Health & Natural Sciences

Office of the Dean

Ron WalkerRon Walker

Interim Dean

On July 1, 2022, Ron Walker was named interim dean of the Oxley College of Health Sciences at The University of Tulsa. He was appointed to our faculty in 2005 and has served in various roles during his career at TU and has earned the rank of clinical professor. Walker, Ed.D., is recognized as an educational leader and consultant, an expert teacher and as an experienced athletic training clinician. His expertise in each of these areas has been continuously refined over 25+ years of experience in leadership, education, mentorship and providing care. These experiences result in a unique approach and skill set that are beneficial the organizational and individual levels. He is a proud TU alumnus, earning both his bachelor of science in athletic training and master of education from The University of Tulsa.

Walker previously served as associate dean of health sciences and was the founding director of the University Center for Academic Advising. Additionally, he served as the founding director of both the graduate AT program at TU and the undergraduate AT program at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. He is a sought-after educational consultant nationally and internationally and is active in service leadership at state, regional and national levels. He has served as president and treasurer of the Oklahoma AT Association, as treasurer of the Mid-America AT Association and chair of the finance committee, as vice chair and chair of the NATA District Secretary & Treasurer Committee, as an accreditation peer review chair for the Commission on Accreditation of AT Education, on the BOC Regulatory Conference advisory panel and on the BOC International Committee. He is a 2015 recipient of the NATA’s Most Distinguished AT Award and the 2012 AT Service Award. He was inducted into the Oklahoma Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame in 2017 and received The University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award in 2016, the highest teaching honor bestowed upon TU faculty.

Ron Walker

Interim Dean
Oxley Health Sciences Facility, #504

Cassy Abbott Eng

Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs
Director of Online Programs
Clinical Assistant Professor of Nursing
Oxley Health Sciences Facility, #504

Ron Bonnet

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Affairs
Oliphant Hall, #326

Rachel Hildebrand

Director of Interprofessional Education (IPE)
Oxley Health Sciences Facility, 405

Veronica Goss

Administrative Associate – Dean’s Office
Oxley Health Sciences Facility, #510

Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.