Nancy Muller

Visiting Associate Professor

Phone: (843) 367-3400

Nancy Muller, PhD, MBA, is a seasoned executive with 21 years of experience in the healthcare sector, 13 of which were spent as executive director of a national not-for-profit organization providing public health education and patient advocacy.  She has also served on both domestic and global boards and advisory teams, published widely in journals, and made numerous presentations before national and international audiences. With an additional 15 years of  corporate business experience, her 36-year career track prior to higher education includes achievements in international sales management, strategic planning and business development, product line marketing and corporate finance.  In addition to her appointment as Visiting Associate Professor in Public Health, she is director of the Lowcountry Graduate Center, located on the Trident Technical College’s campus, serving working professionals seeking to advance their careers through graduate programs from among various institutions in higher education.


Dr. Muller graduated from Ashley Hall in Charleston, SC.  After completing her B.A. magna cum laude at Duke University, Muller earned her MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia and subsequently her PhD in health services research from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her doctoral dissertation examined strategic service line specialization by U.S. community hospitals for its impact on patient access. She has lived abroad for six years in both The Netherlands and France and traveled extensively in 40 countries across six continents. As former chair and treasurer, she currently serves as secretary on the Board of Directors of the Worldwide Fistula Fund. Locally, Dr. Muller is co-chair of the Maternal and Infant & Child Health Committee of the Tri-County Community Health Initiative. She is a current member of the American Public Health Association.  Today, she serves on the advisory boards of both MUSC’s MPH program and VCU’s PhD program in Health Administration.