Runge Named Medical College of Wisconsin Associate Dean

Christina L. Runge, PhD, associate professor of otolaryngology and communication sciences, chief of the division of communication sciences and director of the Koss Cochlear Implant Program, has been named senior associate dean for faculty affairs at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW). Since July 2014, Dr. Runge also has served as director of faculty development in the office of faculty affairs.

As senior associate dean for faculty affairs, Dr. Runge will lead the strategic planning and direction of the office of faculty affairs and the recruitment, development, engagement, mentoring and retention of MCW faculty. Additionally, Dr. Runge will facilitate faculty advancement, and will cultivate and sustain a culture of inclusiveness, transparency, accountability, collegiality and balanced contributions to the missions of MCW.

Dr. Runge joined MCW as a postdoctoral fellow in the department of otolaryngology and communication sciences in January 2002. She was appointed assistant professor in the department of otolaryngology and communication sciences in July 2003, and subsequently promoted to associate professor in July 2008. Dr. Runge has hospital staff privileges at Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and is board-certified by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association.

Dr. Runge has served as a lecturer for the medical neuroscience course for medical students, a mentor in the summer medical student research program and physician scientist pathway, and a resident and fellow educator in the area of cochlear implants and physiology of the auditory system. In October 2014, Dr. Runge received an Outstanding Medical Student Teacher Award from MCW.

Dr. Runge received her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Iowa in 2002. During her training at the University of Iowa, she held positions in the Child Language Research Center and Cochlear Implant Laboratory in the department of speech pathology and audiology. Concurrently, Dr. Runge also served as an audiology fellow in the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Iowa City.