Alexander Tartaglia, D.Min.
Senior associate dean, College of Health Professions
Katherine I. Lantz Professor and Association of Clinical Pastoral Education supervisor
Alexander Tartaglia, D.Min., serves as senior associate dean for the College of Health Professions. He holds a B.A. from Colgate University and M.A. (theological ethics), M.Div. and D.Min. (psychology and clinical studies) degrees from Andover-Newton Theological School. He is certified as a CPE supervisor by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education Inc. and board chaplain by the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ.
Tartaglia served as chair of the program in patient counseling from 1996 to 2008, as well as director of pastoral care for the VCU Health System from 1996 to 2007. He continues to serve the hospital as co-chair of the Ethics Committee. He has held national and regional appointments in accreditation and certification with the ACPE. Other national service appointments include co-chair of the COMISS Commission on the Accreditation of Pastoral Services.
Prior to VCU, Tartaglia held faculty appointments at two medical schools and affiliate appointments at two seminaries. His research interests include organ donation and clinical pastoral education evaluation. He has published in diverse areas such as organ donation, spirituality and HIV disease, clinical pastoral education, provider stress and disability employment.