Todd Telemeco, PT, DPT, PhD

Vice President and Dean
Todd Telemeco

Dr. Todd Telemeco serves as vice president and dean of Mary Baldwin University’s Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, and a professor of physical therapy.

Telemeco is a licensed physical therapist and holds two doctoral degrees — one in anatomy from Virginia Commonwealth University, another in physical therapy from Shenandoah University. He has more than 20 years of professional higher education experience as a professor and in leadership roles at various universities. Resumé highlights include serving as School of Health Sciences dean at Methodist University, founding dean for the University of North Carolina at Pembroke’s College of Health Sciences, and, most recently, Vice President of Academic Affairs at the University of Mount Olive. 

Telemeco brings an impressive record of academic leadership, clinical expertise, and partnership experience in strengthening outreach, community relations, and external affiliations within the healthcare industry. His leadership style emphasizes leveraging available resources and using creativity to solve problems to benefit students, academic programs, the university, and the communities it serves. In the past he has led key efforts around reaching rural and underserved populations, including Native American tribes.

On joining MBU, Telemeco stated: “I was inspired by Mary Baldwin’s heritage as an inclusive institution with an entrepreneurial spirit that develops leaders through an unwavering commitment to the pursuit of individual and collective successes of its students, faculty, and staff. Collectively these values align with who I am as a person, educator, clinician, and academic leader.”