School of Medicine Student Affairs


The Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine's Office of Student Affairs is committed to meeting the personal, academic and professional needs of students throughout all four years of medical education. We support students by being accessible, responsive, and advocating on their behalf. We collaborate with administration and faculty to facilitate a positive learning environment based upon mutual respect between teacher and learner. We strive to foster an atmosphere in which differences are respected and valued so that students become accomplished team players and compassionate practitioners of medicine.

Our Staff

NOTE: If you are an undergraduate student at Marshall University, please contact the university’s Office of Student Affairs.

Amy Smith, MEd
Associate Dean, Student Affairs
304-691-1727 (fax)


Laura Christopher, MS
Assistant Director
Academic & Career Support Services

304-691-1727 (fax)

Kourtney Sandefur, MEd
Assistant Director
Student Financial Assistance
304-691-8740 (fax)

Charise Lindsey, MS, MCCT
Program Coordinator
Leadership Development & Wellness
304-691-1727 (fax)