The Academic Office is responsible for Concordia’s academic endeavors, including all academic programs, research and scholarship, teaching and learning, and the full-time and part-time faculty. The Academic Office coordinates the work of the faculty in developing, teaching and assessing academic programs, along with academic support services for students.

Leah Dvorak

Vice President for Academics

Leah Dvorak, Ph.D., is Vice President for Academics and Chief Academic Officer (CAO). Her most important responsibility is to ensure the implementation of Concordia’s mission in all of its academic endeavors. Her team of faculty and staff members work to provide Concordia students with an outstanding Christian education from a Lutheran perspective. Dr. Dvorak oversees Concordia’s six academic schools, as well as academic operations, faculty research and scholarship, the university libraries, interprofessional education, and the undergraduate core curriculum.

You may contact Interim Provost Dvorak at:

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12800 North Lake Shore Drive
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Brooke Johnson

Associate Vice President of Academics for Academic Operations

Brooke Johnson, M.A., oversees academic operations, including the university registrar and library and information services. She and her team ensure that operational processes and procedures are optimally designed to deliver a seamless student experience.

You may contact Brooke Johnson at:

Elizabeth Beth

Associate Vice President of Academics for Faculty Development and Curriculum Improvement

Elizabeth Evans, Ph.D., provides leadership for the university related to development, delivery, assessment and improvement of academic programs and courses. She and her team ensure that Concordia faculty members are excellent teachers and have strong student and program assessment skills.

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Daniel Sem

Associate Vice President of Academics for Research and Innovation

Daniel Sem, Ph.D. oversees research activity and research grants for the university. He also provides leadership for CU Ventures, a non-profit entity developed to leverage faculty creativity and innovation in service of the university. He and his team ensure that faculty members and students are well-supported in research and scholarship. Dr. Sem also oversees the Free Enterprise Center housed in the Batterman School of Business on the Mequon campus.

You may contact Daniel Sems at:

Jason Lane

Assistant Vice President of Academics for the Core Curriculum

Jason Lane, Th.D., oversees the university’s undergraduate Core Curriculum. The Concordia Core provides undergraduate students with a robust and biblically-grounded Lutheran liberal arts education. Rev. Dr. Lane also serves as the Director of Pre-Seminary Education for the university’s Mequon campus.

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Michael Oldani

Director of Interprofessional Education

Michael Oldani, Ph.D. oversees interprofessional education to ensure that students in Concordia’s diverse health care programs are well-prepared for collaborative and interprofessional practice.

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