Schoen W. Kruse, PhD, MSHPEd

Dr. Schoen Kruse serves as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Integrated Learning at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Kruse is committed to developing an integrated approach to academic affairs and aligning the university’s strategy with all educational initiatives. He is driven to create innovative solutions and build teams that enhance the work environment and create success.

Dr. Kruse has an extensive background in teaching in the basic sciences, pharmacology, learning sciences, and leadership development. He earned his Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmacology from the University of Colorado and his Master of Science in Health Professions Education from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.  He has completed training at the Harvard Macy Institute and Costin Institute for Osteopathic Medical Educators and is a Fellow of the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators.  Dr. Kruse serves as faculty for the Harvard Macy Institute and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine Senior Leadership Development Program, where his instruction focuses on curriculum design, emotional intelligence, leadership, teamwork, and the learning sciences.

Dr. Kruse has shaped the development and innovation of new medical curriculum, fostered partnerships resulting in new dual degree opportunities in public health, and utilized the visual arts to enhance tolerance for ambiguity and teach foundational competencies of interprofessional collaborative practice.  He is a champion for student well-being, psychometric evaluation of students, the use of technology and simulation in health professions education, and interprofessional curricular design.