The official Officers at Maryland University of Integrative Health are the President, Provost, and Vice President Finance and Administration. The officers are appointed by the Board of Trustees and serve as the executive leaders of the university.
Marc Levin, M.B.A., M.A., CPA
President and CEO, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer
Marc Levin joined MUIH in March 2008, has served as a senior financial officer for every president in the history of the University, and became President and CEO in March 2019. He is highly respected both within and outside the University and recognized for his integrity, authenticity, and grace. He earned his Master of Arts in Transformative Leadership and Social Change from MUIH under the teachings of the University’s founders and elders. Today, he is a proud alum and continues to be a strong supporter of the University’s values and culture which are consistently shown through his leadership and actions.
“My dream is to unleash the collective passion, expertise, and creativity of our community to create a future where we strive to positively impact the health, wellness, and well-being of every person on the planet,” said Mr. Levin
“My dream is for MUIH to view itself as a real community and to live into that image.”
“I have a saying, ‘See the future, create the future, be the future.’ My dream is for MUIH to be the future.”
Mr. Levin brought more than 25 years of business experience when he joined MUIH. He holds a Master of Business Administration and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland and is a certified public accountant. He is also the author of Eight Shifts for Wellness: Practical Transformative Steps to Enhance Health, Wellness, and Well-Being, a book inspired by the teachings and philosophy of MUIH.
Mr. Levin is on the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of Howard County and serves as its treasurer. He has served as a volunteer coach for Leadership Howard County and is a member of the Howard County Estate Planning Council. Mr. Levin and his family have been residents of Howard County for over 30 years.
Christina Sax, Ph.D.
Provost and Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs
Christina Sax, Ph.D., has served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Maryland University of Integrative Health since 2016. Dr. Sax serves as the chief academic officer and provides leadership for academic, instructional, and clinical education quality, strategy, and planning; the student experience, persistence, and retention; academic advising, student support service, and career services; research and scholarship; faculty affairs and development; registrar’s office and enrollment services; the Sherman Cohn Library; online course quality and development and instructional design services; professional and continuing education; and institutional and academic assessment and accreditation.
Dr. Sax is a nationally recognized expert in academic innovation and online education. She has 28 years of experience in higher education administration and teaching, and more than thirty years of experience in scientific research. Her record includes more than 40 scholarly and research publications, and more than 200 conference, symposia, seminar, workshop, and training presentations on the national level.
Prior to MUIH, Dr. Sax was the Associate Provost and Dean of Academic Outreach and Innovation at Shippensburg University (PA), following her initial role as the Dean of Extended Studies. She served at the University of Maryland University College (UMUC, now UMGC) from 1998 to 2007 in various roles including Interim Senior Associate Dean, Assistant Dean of Social, Behavioral, Natural, and Mathematical Sciences, and Academic Director of Natural Sciences. She was the co-founding Director of the Quality Matters Program from 2003 to 2006, which created a nationally recognized framework and process for the quality assurance of online courses. Dr. Sax was a research scientist at the National Eye Institute of the National Institutes of Health from 1987 to 1998. She served as a faculty member at UMUC; University of Maryland Baltimore County; United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization; Foundation for the Advancement of Education in the Sciences; and Chulabhorn Research Institute in Bangkok, Thailand.
Dr. Sax holds a Ph.D. in Human Genetics from the Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond VA, with Sigma Xi and Phi Kappa Phi honors. She holds a B.S. in Microbiology with High Distinction in Research from the University of Rochester, in Rochester NY. She is currently pursuing a Specialization in Design Thinking and Innovation from the Darden School of Business of the University of Virginia.
Dr. Sax has received the University Professional and Continuing Education Association’s (UPCEA) Julius M. Nolte Association Award for Extraordinary Leadership, the UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region Award for Extraordinary Leadership and Service, and seven UPCEA Mid-Atlantic Region program awards. She is also the recipient of the Western Cooperative for Educational Telecommunications (WCET) Outstanding Work Award, United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 21st Century Best Practice Award, Maryland Distance Learning Association (MDLA) Distance Educator of the Year and Program of the Year Awards, and the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal Women of Influence Award.
She serves on the Substantive Change Committee of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. She is the chair of UPCEA’s Diversity & Inclusive Excellence Committee, and has served as an UPCEA officer, Board of Directors member, and regional cabinet chair. For UPCEA’s Mid-Atlantic Region, she served the chair and secretary and on the regional council. She co-founded the Collective for Academic Innovation and Transformation and the Southcentral Pennsylvania Education Collaborative. Dr. Sax formerly served as Vice President of the Maryland Distance Learning Association, and on the Editorial Board of the National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science, the Science Education Resources Working Group of the NIH Office of Science Education, and the joint Curriculum Review Panel of the National Academy of Sciences and Smithsonian Institution.
Dr. Sax’s research and scholarly activities focus on the areas of academic innovation; online teaching, learning, and quality assurance; educational technology; faculty development; higher education leadership and planning; STEM education; and molecular biology, gene expression, and transcriptional regulation.
Dr. Sax indicates that being a member of the MUIH community is directly aligned with her personal mission to create an environment that fosters growth and learning, and provides her with the unique opportunity to blend her interests in education, science and research through non-traditional and innovative models and programs.
James W. Cobb, Jr, M.B.A.
Vice President of Finance and Administration
Jimmie serves as the Vice President of Finance and Administration providing leadership to the Accounting and Business Services, which includes finance and accounting, facilities, the Meeting Point and the Herbal Dispensary. He is also responsible for leading the Institutional Research and Effectiveness department.
Jimmie joins MUIH with over 25 years experience in various leadership capacities both in Higher Education and Non-Profit Organizations. He has worked with small and larger complex organizations with both limited and bountiful resources. He also has entrepreneurial experience having started or consulted with several start-up organizations. He has been involved with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) implementations and conversions.
Jimmie, a second generation native Washingtonian, holds an M.B.A. in Finance from the University of the District of Columbia and a B.A. in Business Administration from Morehouse College. He has held memberships in National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) and Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA).