Distinguished faculty

The following faculty have given of their time and talents to instruct for the Office of Leadership Development during 2017. This service includes all Pipeline Programs, On the Road Sessions and Customized Programs.

Thank you for your faculty contributions to our evolving community of authentic leaders at Augusta University and AU Health.

Click to view a list of Distinguished Faculty

If you have an interest in teaching in any existing authentic leadership development program/course, please contact Lance Evans at lanevans@augusta.edu.



Judy Campbell. Judy is CEO & President, J.C. Strategies. Judy is a global developer of leaders through executive coaching, strategic planning, vision setting, and change management. Recognized in business, higher education and healthcare for her faculty skills, practical insights and sense of humor.      

Martha Miser, PhD. Martha is the Founder and President of Aduro Consulting, LLC, a Boston Consulting and Coaching firm specializing in leadership and change for purpose-driven companies. Over the past 30 years, Martha has held leadership positions in both private and public sector organizations.

Jessica L. Porter, MBA. Jessica is a consultant, writer, and speaker with extensive experience advising organizations across sectors and across geographies to create change. As an architect of women’s leadership development programs, she leverages academic research to produce a wide variety of learning solutions that advance women in organizations. In the US, she works with Fortune 500 companies to design and deliver global programs for   women.

Katie Karppala MSOL, BCC. Katie is the founder of Authentic Dimensions Consulting, LLC. She is a board certified executive leadership coach and a member of the International Coach Federation. Katie has earned EQ-i 2.0 and EQ-360 emotional intelligence certifications. In addition, Katie is an experienced executive leadership coach, trainer and frequent speaker, providing corporate presentations and seminars.

Ruth-Marie (Rhee) E. Fincher, MD. Over three decades, Rhee has worked to link medical education to the rigor of science, one of Flexner’s most important tenets. “Through her dedication and persistent efforts, undergraduate medical education is now a legitimate career choice for faculty with a passion for teaching medical students, and educational scholarship has been redefined and recognized across the nation,” says Peter F. Buckley, M.D., dean of the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Georgia Health Sciences University. Dr. Fincher is professor emeritus and former vice dean for academic affairs at MCG.