Office of Faculty Affairs

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine was founded as a partnership between Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic. The school educates and trains students in the practice of medicine and offers faculty rich educational and research opportunities.

The school pursues these goals by:

  • engaging students in a patient-centered curriculum and guided experiences in research and discovery;
  • identifying and recruiting faculty committed to teaching the school’s vision of medical education;
  • promoting enlightened and professional patient care;
  • recruiting, encouraging, and supporting faculty engaged in research and scholarship in the biomedical sciences; and
  • engaging the active participation of the broader Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Virginia Tech, and Carilion communities.

The school’s Office of Faculty Affairs supports the recruitment, retention, and professional development of Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine faculty. The office encourages enhancement of skills, promotes direction of scholarly endeavor, offers advice to the faculty committees responsible for academic life, and provides oversight of policies summarized in the Faculty Bylaws.

The school is committed to a faculty with diversity. The school recognizes that a diverse faculty—along with a diverse staff and a diverse student body—will provide its medical students with the opportunity to learn and experience the breadth of medical settings in preparation for medical practice.

The school is also committed to excellence in teaching. The school has teamed up with Carilion Clinic, the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, and Jefferson College of Health Sciences to establish the Teaching Excellence Academy for Collaborative Healthcare (TEACH), which aims to create a community of educators and foster their development as teachers, learners, and educational researchers.

Faculty Affairs Team

David W. Musick, PhD
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs

Shari Whicker, EdD
Director, Faculty Development
Director, Teaching Excellence Academy for Collaborative Healthcare (TEACH)

Joalenn Tabor
Faculty Affairs Manager

Phyllis Irvine
Faculty Affairs Coordinator

Nick Torre
Faculty Affairs Coordinator and Digital Measures Administrator


Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
2 Riverside Circle, Suite M140
Roanoke, VA 24016
Phone: 540-526-2511
Fax: 540-581-0741


Feedback on the Work Environment
(Faculty and Staff)

The School of Medicine is continually striving to improve its work environment, and we welcome any suggestions or concerns.

Feedback on the Learning Environment
(Students, Residents, Faculty, and Staff)

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine is continually striving to improve its learning environment and student experience. Students, residents, faculty, and staff are all encouraged to provide any suggestions or concerns through The BEACON, an anonymous online feedback service.