ACHS Promotes Oleg Maksimov, Ph.D., to Academic Dean

American College of Healthcare Sciences Promotes Oleg Maksimov, Ph.D., to Academic Dean

CONTACT: Tanja Kaneshiro
TELEPHONE: (503) 244-0726


Portland, OR—November 12, 2013—American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS),, an accredited fully online holistic health education degree program college, announces the hiring of Oleg Maksimov, Ph.D. to Academic Dean. Maksimov will play a vital role in the growth of the College as he brings a wealth of experience in research, program evaluation, and distance education, says ACHS President and Founder Dorene Petersen.

“I am extremely proud to work at the American College of Healthcare Sciences and be a part of a team that strives to provide holistic health education and utilizes latest technical resources to reach students across the United States and around the world,” states Maksimov. 

Dr. Maksimov worked as Adjunct Faculty and Subject Matter Expert for a number of schools, developed online courses, and taught General and Organic Chemistry, Introductory Biology, Ecology, and Environmental Science. He has also acted as a program evaluator for the American Council on Education and a proposal reviewer for the Research Foundation of City University of New York.

“During the last year of his work in the Pennsylvania State University, Dr. Maksimov became interested in the studies of memory effects in aqueous solutions diluted past Avogadro’s number of molecules—homeopathic remedies—and by the Complementary and Alternative Medicine field. At the same time he also got involved in distance education working as an Adjunct Faculty member in the online division of South University’s Health Sciences Program, which made him the perfect candidate for ACHS’s new Academic Dean,” says Petersen.

As Academic Dean, Dr. Makismov will provide strong and visionary leadership, recognizing students as whole people with many strengths and needs. Dr. Maksimov will also serve as  Chair of the Curriculum Committee with oversight of all the programs at ACHS, which includes all aspects of curriculum development, evaluation of existing programs, and development of new programs.

Maksimov was born in Moscow, Russia, and moved to the United States in 1995. He received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the City University of New York in 2002. He has been happily married for 17 years and has two children ages eight and four. When he has free time, he enjoys developing activities combing art and science for high school students and delivering health education classes to the community. He currently resides in Massachusetts.

To request an interview with Dorene Petersen, ACHS Founder and President, please call ​Tanja Kaneshiro at (800) 487-8839 or email

About ACHS

American College of Healthcare Sciences is an accredited member of the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), and is one of the only accredited holistic health colleges offering fully online accredited graduate and undergraduate degrees, diplomas, career-training certificates, and continuing education courses in alternative medicine fields such as herbal medicine, aromatherapy, holistic nutrition, and wellness coaching. Founded in 1978, ACHS is committed to exceptional online education and is recognized as an industry leader in innovative and affordable holistic health education. ACHS has helped many military students and graduates worldwide change their lives and advance their skills in holistic health fields, such as: Certified Wellness Coach, Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant, Certified Aromatherapist, Master Herbalist, Holistic Health Practitioner. For more information about ACHS programs and community wellness events, visit, call (800) 487-8839, or visit us on campus at 5940 SW Hood Ave., Portland OR 97239.