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Faculty Qualifications


Jamie Adam, DNP, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty:  MICU; Clinic- based chronically ill English and Spanish patients
Research Interest:  Infusing faith into curriculum, student retention, & compliance in chronically ill patients.

Jean Blank, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Adult Health

Loretta Bond, PhD, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Adult Health
Research Interests:  Health disparities; Qualitative research methodology

Martha Buckner, PhD, MSN, RN.
Associate Dean
Clinical Specialty: Adult Health; Nutrition Support; Pharmacology

Victoria Buechel, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Critical Care (Neurology); Advanced assessment
Research Interests: Privacy and media

Sara Camp, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Adult Health; Critical care nursing
Research Interest: Simulation; Disaster relief

Donna Copenhaver, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Leadership and management; Perioperative care

Lucyellen Dahlgren, DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Clinical Specialty: Critical Care; Neurological critical care

Keary Dryden, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Adult Health

Ruby Dunlap, EdD, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Gerontology; Community Health
Research Interest: Global health

Martha Ezell, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Adult Health; Laboratory learning experiences

Leslie Folds, EdD, PMHCNS-BC, CNE, RN
Clinical Specialty: Mental Health
Research Interest: Internship/externship programs

Beth Hallmark, PhD, MSN, RN
Director of Simulation
Clinical Specialty: Pediatrics; Simulation
Research Interests: Simulation; Debriefing; Inter-professional education

Carrie Harvey, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC
Clinical Specialty: Acute Care; Cardiac arrhythmias
Research Interest: Noninvasive markers for sudden cardiac death; EKG content in nursing curriculum

Leslie Higgins, PhD, RN, FNP-BC
Director, Graduate Studies in Nursing
Clinical Specialty: Primary care; cardiovascular issues
Research Interest: Genetics and genomics

Kathy Jordan, MSN, MPH, RN-BC
Director of Undergraduate Programs
Clinical Specialty:
Population-based nursing; Impact of culture on health care behaviors; care and attitudes toward aging
Research Interest: Online learning and teaching tools; Impact of culture education on nursing practice

Dede Kuhn, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Adult Health
Research Interest: Quality of care; Inequities of care

Beth Miller, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Adult Health; Oncology

Emily Morse, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Community health; Vulnerable populations
Research Interest: Study abroad experiences for students

Sandy Murabito, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Leadership and Management
Research Interest: Adult students, Web-based learning; Technology & simulation

Barbara Padovich, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Women’s Health

Sandy Rosedale, MSN, RN (Geriatric Clinical Nurse Specialist)
Clinical Placement Coordinator
Clinical Specialty: Community Health; Geriatrics

Erin Shankel, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Clinical Specialty: Family Nurse Practitioner; Allergy and asthma

Jane Shelby, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Adult Health

Lynne Shores, PhD, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Adult Health
Research Interests: College student wellness; Ethics; Safe Patient Handling

Susan Taplin, MSN, RN,FNP-BC
Clinical Specialty: Allergy & asthma; Oncology
Research Interest: Physical fitness; Healthy Lifestyles; Nutrition; Group dynamics

Sarah Tarr, MSN, RN, OCN
Clinical Specialty: Adult Hematology and oncology

Linda Wofford, DNP, RN, CPNP
Clinical Specialty: Pediatrics
Research Interest: Obesity prevention in children

Debra Wollaber, PhD, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Women’s Health

Beth Youngblood, EdD, MSN, RN
Clinical Specialty: Women’s Health; Antepartum care
Research Interest: Shaken Baby Syndrome; Infant mortality rates; Perinatal loss recovery


Ruth Ford,  EdD, MSBS, OTR/L
Clinical Specialty: Adult and Geriatric Rehabilitation
Research Interest: Older driver safety, Aging issues, Older adult workers

Tamara Garvey, MSOT, OTR/L
Fieldwork Coordinator Assistant (OTD program)
Clinical Specialty: Pediatrics and School Based Therapy

Yvette Hachtel, JD, Med., OTR/L
Clinical Specialty: Adult Neurorehabilitation, Ethics
Research Interest: Spinal cord injury rehabilitation, Accommodations in Public Areas

Shelley Hix, OTD, OTR/L
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator
Clinical Specialty: Adult Acute Care and Inpatient Rehabilitation
Research Interest: Neuro and Adult rehabilitation

Lorry Liotta-Kleinfeld, EdD, OTR/L, BCP
Director, MS in Occupational Therapy Weekend Program
Clinical Specialty: Pediatrics and Neuroscience
Research Interest: Pediatrics, School based Therapy, Parenting

Christine Manville, EdD, OTR/L
Residency Coordinator
Clinical Specialty: Mental Health, Professional Development
Research Interest: Adults, adolescents and children with mental illness, teenagers at risk in the public school system, teaching and learning in secondary and postsecondary education, professional development in graduate students

Associate Dean; Director, OTD Program
Clinical Specialty: Orthopedics, Research Methods
Research Interest: Community Health Practices, Wheelchair Safety, Quality of Life in Assisted Living Populations

Teresa Plummer, PhD, MSOT, OTR/L, ATP
Clinical Specialty: Adult Rehabilitation, Assistive Technology, Seating and Positioning
Research Interest: Wheelchair seating and positioning, role of vision, posture and mobility, home modification (Aging in Place), environmental access and advocacy for people with disabilities

Evelyn Sholar, MS, OTR/L
Residency Coordinator Assistant
Clinical Specialty: School-Based Therapy

Camille Turner, MSOT, OTR/L
Fieldwork Coordinator Assistant (MSOT program)

Susan Young, OTD, MA, OTR, FAOTA
Clinical Specialty: Pediatrics, Ethic, Management


Linda Allison, MD, MPH
Clinical Specialty: Ambulatory Care, Boarded in Emergency Medicine
Research Interest: Pharmacogenomics, Toxicology, Health professions education, cultural competence in health professions

Kristy Booziotis, PharmD
Clinical Specialty: Internal Medicine; Cardiology
Research Interest: Pharmacy Practice: pharmacist interventions and patient outcomes, Medication reconciliation/discharge counseling

Leigh Bynum, PhD
Clinical Specialty: Pharmacy Administration specifically Management
Research Interest: Pharmacy school faculty members’ attitudes about their work and the pharmaceutical industry

Hope Campbell, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical Specialty: Internal medicine; HIV pharmacotherapy and complementary/alternative medicine
Research Interest: HIV pharmacotherapy

Mark Chirico, PharmD
Director of Experiential Education
Clinical Specialty: Pharmacy-managed clinical services, ambulatory care and geriatrics, indigent care
Research Interest: Service learning, collaborative care

Jessica Dana, PharmD
Clinical Specialty: Medication Use Safety
Research Interest: Pharmacy informatics, medication use safety

Edgar Diaz-Cruz, PhD
Clinical Specialty: Biochemistry, Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy
Research Interest: Estrogen signaling pathways and biomarkers in breast cancer.
Natural products in drug discovery and development.

Cathy Ficzere, PharmD, BCPS
Director, Drug Information Services
Clinical Specialty: Drug Information, Biomedical Literature Evaluation, Drug Information Retrieval, Evaluation, Assessment, and Synthesis, Medication Safety Systems, Policy, and Procedure,Therapeutic Policy/Formulary Management, Anticoagulation Management,    Post-Graduate Residency Training
Research Interest: Information Literacy Standards in Pharmacy Education, Drug Information/Literature Evaluation Education, Active Learning Strategies, Instructional Technology

Rachel Franks, PharmD
Clinical Specialty: Ambulatory care, chronic disease management (Type 2 diabetes, obesity, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, anticoagulation, non-cancer chronic pain), tobacco cessation, indigent care, pharmacy missions and travel medicine
Research Interest: Pharmacist intervention in chronic disease management

Elisa Greene, PharmD
Clinical Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Research Interest: Women’s health, public health, ambulatory care pharmacy services

Angela Hagan, PhD
Clinical Specialty: Social behavioral aspects of care – health seeking, behavior, education
Research Interest: Role of medication therapy management in the medical home model, social networking and experiential support on patient behavior and medication adherence

Lindsay Hahn, PharmD
Clinical Specialty: Internal Medicine
Research Interest: Solid Organ Transplant

Eric Hobson, PhD
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs
Specialty: Pharmacy Education; curricula development and institutional methodologies
Research Interest: Student abilities development, curricular models and their implementation and maintenance

Philip Johnston, PharmD
Dean of the School of Pharmacy
Clinical Specialty: Pharmacy Education programs and innovative pharmacists practice skills
Research Interest: Benefits of computerized order entry in healthcare institutions, patient safety and safe labeling over-the-counter products

Kelley Kiningham, PhD
Clinical Specialty: Neurotoxicologist
Research Interest: 1) Chemoresistance mechanisms secondary to differentiation therapy in neuroblastoma and 2) Pharmacological intervention of neuronal injury secondary to drug abuse. 

Marilyn Odom, PhD
Clinical Specialty: Pharmacology, Pharmacodynamics
Research Interest: Understanding the role of BRCA1, the breast cancer susceptibility gene 1, in the initiation and progression of breast cancer

Traci Poole, PharmD
Clinical Specialty: Community and Ambulatory Care, Geriatrics, Hypertension/Hyperlipidemia/Diabetes, Self Care
Research Interest: Smoking cessation, Multiple Sclerosis, Outcomes of pharmacist intervention, Medical Home Model

Ken Reed, PhD
Clinical Specialty: Technical development of sterile products, pharmaceutics
Research Interest: Ophthalmic drug delivery, Production and characterization of drug microspheres, Use of microspheres in tablet applications

Condit Steil, PharmD, CDE
Department Chair, Pharmacy Practice
Clinical Specialty: Ambulatory Care, Diabetes Care and Education, Health Care Models
Research Interest: New practice models for health care delivery – impact for pharmacists, professional pharmacy management, innovative teaching/learning models

Steven Stodghill, PhD
Clinical Specialty: Pharmaceutics
Research Interest: Development and characterization of drug delivery systems

Andy Webster, PhD
Department Chair, Pharmaceutical Sciences
Clinical Specialty: Pharmaceutical and Medicinal Chemistry
Research Interest: Dosage form development and stability with an emphasis on liquid dosage forms for pediatric use and injectable drugs, classroom assessment, active learning strategies and curricular design, design and development of novel centrally active ligands.

Montgomery Williams, PharmD
Clinical Specialty: Internal Medicine; infectious disease and gastrointestinal system disorders, women’s health, nutrition
Research Interest: Expansion of clinical pharmacy services in community hospitals, expanding opportunities for pharmacy education in community hospitals, impact of pharmacy students on community hospitals, Quality improvement

Kristina Wood, PharmD
Clinical Specialty: Ambulatory Care
Research Interest: Interdisciplinary teams, patient education, student pharmacist education


Renee Brown. PT, PhD
Clinical Specialty: Adult neurologic physical therapy/Neuroscience/Research
Research Interest: Wheelchair seating/breast cancer research

Gail Bursch, PT, MSEd
Director for Clinical Education
Clinical Specialty: Wound care/Clinical Instruction (Certified Wound Specialist, American Academy of Wound Management
Research Interest: Effective clinical education methodologies/ Physical loads on adolescents
(back research)

Nancy Darr, PT, DSc, NCS
Clinical Specialty: Adult and pediatric neurological physical therapy (Board certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association)
Research Interest: Pediatric balance scales/ gait studies

Kathy Galloway, PT, DSc, ECS
Clinical Specialty: Anatomy/ Research design/ Clinical electrophysiology/ Clinical modalities (Board certified Electrophysiologic Clinical Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association)
Research Interest: Clinical electrophysiology

John Halle, PT, PhD., ECS
Associate Dean
Clinical Specialty: Anatomy/ Neuroscience/ Statistics/ Clinical electrophysiology (Board certified
Electrophysiologic Clinical Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association)
Research Interest: Clinical electrophysiology/ Kinesiological electromyography

Cathy Hinton, PT, PhD
Clinical Specialty: Administrative physical therapy/Ethics/Business/ Clinical modalities
Research Interest: Stretching techniques

Kevin Robinson , PT, DSc, OCS
Clinical Specialty: Motion analysis (gait lab)/ Orthopedics/ Sports physical therapy/ Kinesiology (Board certified Sports Clinical Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association)
Research Interest: Sports injuries/ Gait studies/ Kinesiological electromyography

Pat Sells, DA, ES
Clinical Specialty: Exercise physiology/ Human performance/ Statistics/ Cardiovascular physical therapy  (Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist, American College of Sports Medicine)
Research Interest: Exercise testing/ Kinesiological electromyography

Mike Voight, PT, DHSc, SCS, OCS, ATC, CSCS
Clinical Specialty: Orthopedics/ Sports physical therapy/ Human performance (Golf) (Dual board certifications as a Sports Clinical Specialist and as an Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Physical Therapy  Association)
Research Interest: Human performance (golf)/ sports injury prevention/rehabilitation/ Kinesiological electromyography


Jennifer Crowell, MSSW,  PhD
Adjunct Instructor
Specialty: Sexuality and Sexual Health; Health Policy, Gender Disparities and Healthcare,
Program Evaluation, Policy Practice, Management and Community Practice.
Research Interest: Health disparities related to gender,  development of sexuality education programs designed to meet the unique social needs of young women, educational program assessment and evaluation, family planning and reproductive healthcare policy and its impact on the lives of women in the United States,  alternative sources of health information and user preferences related to these sources development of female sexual self-concept, gender disparities related to power in sexual relationships and the impact of such disparities on the health of women.

Julie W. Hunt, MSSW, LCSW
Specialty: Clinical Social Work Practice and Spirituality in Social Work
Research Interest: Spirituality in Social Work, Human Diversity, Empathy 

Lorraina Scholten;, EdD, LAPSW
Department Chair
Specialty: Policy advocacy, evidence-based practice, child welfare, and Native American culture.  Post-graduate work at both in-patient and out-patient psychiatric hospital programs provided valuable experience to learn the nuances and functions of managed care in mental health.  Although this work occurred in a clinical setting, it was useful to developing insights into program coordination, client advocacy at the mezzo level, social work practice within interdisciplinary teams, and quality assurance, among other skills.  These experiences have contributed to competence in teaching policy and research courses, particularly.
Research Interest: Data management in child welfare delivery systems, program assessment, health care reform, and environmental justice.

Debbie Simpler, ACSW, LCSW
Director of Field Placement
Research Interest: Crisis Intervention and Rural Social Work