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IMMID Center for Business and Program Development Faculty & Staff

The faculty and staff of the Center for Business and Program Development provide administrative and marketing support for all Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease programs.

  • Submit M&I and IMMID proposals for new curriculum and curriculum updates for Faculty Senate approval
  • Marketing of M&I and IMMID face-to-face, online and hybrid programs and curriculum
  • Social media marketing of M&I and IMMID programs and activities

Brian Wigdahl, PhD

Brian Wigdahl, PhD

Chair, Department of Microbiology and Immunology (M&I)
Executive Director, Institute for Molecular Medicine and Infectious Disease (IMMID)
Key roles:
• Director of day-to-day operations at M&I and IMMID
• Research and teaching
• Research interests: Immunopathogenesis and neuropathogenesis of HIV-1 and HTLV-1 infection; transcriptional regulation of retroviral expression; viral sequence diversity and correlations to disease; development of microbicidal agents


Sandra Urdaneta-Hartmann, MD, PhD, MBA

Sandra Urdaneta-Hartmann, MD, PhD, MBA

Founding Director, CBDP
Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Email: slu22@drexel.edu
Key roles:
• Director of day-to-day operations at ICenter for Business and Program Development
• Program, team and project development
• Director of Interdisciplinary MS Programs in Biomedicine
• Online course design and teaching at M&I
• Research interests: Game-based learning and other emerging learning technologies in higher education; industry trends and market analysis within biomedical higher education; mother-to-child transmission of HIV/AIDS


Mary Ann Comunale, EdD, MS

Mary Ann Comunale, EdD

Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Key roles:
• Teaching in graduate programs offered by M&I
• Research interests: Use of glycoproteomics for the identification of early detection markers for liver cancer; Game-based learning in higher education


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Krys Adkins, MEd

Instructional Designer, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Key roles:
• Lead instructional designer of online courses in Microbiology and Immunology
• Faculty training and development in e-learning technologies
• Management of learning management system


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Frances Sun

Academic Coordinator, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Key roles:
• Assistant online instructional designer in Microbiology and Immunology
• Management of learning management system

 
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