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Dawn Ludwig

Assistant Professor, Director, and Department Chair

Dawn Ludwig was hired in 1995 as the director of the Physician Assistant Studies Program.  Before her employment at Augsburg, she worked as a Physician Assistant in Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Urgent Care.  She is still in practice part time in an urgent care setting as she believes that it is critical for faculty members to maintain their clinical skills in order to be effective teachers.

Dawn’s teaching interests lie in research, cardiology, pediatrics and critical thinking skills.  She finds great satisfaction in watching students grow in their knowledge base as they begin to assimilate information and translate that into clinically relevant knowledge.

One of the guiding principles for Dawn in her approach to teaching is to help the student maintain the focus on service to others, to always be looking for ways to make the area right around you a better place.

Dawn is actively involved with the Physician Assistant Education Association, the national organization of PA educators.  She stays on top of what is working in education, the changing face of the PA students and working to adapt her style of teaching and guiding the program to meet the changing needs in health care.


  • B.A. University of Colorado-Denver
  • M.S. University of Colorado Health Science Center
  • P.A. Certificate, University of Colorado Health Science Center
  • Ph.D Capella University