Apr 22, 2024  
2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Academic Catalog

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The academic rank of the faculty member and the department in which that person serves immediately follow the member’s name. The degrees earned and the college or university granting the degree follow. Professional certification is the last item in the entry.

A I B I C I D I E I F I G I H I I I J I K I L I M I N I O I P I Q I R I S I T I U I V I W I X I Y I Z I

Matthew Allman, Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies,  
BA, Texas A&M; M.M.S Physician Assistant Studies UT Southwestern Medical Center  

Ali Amirkhosravi, Associate Faculty of Medical Laboratory Science,
B.Sc, University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom; Ph.D., University of Southampton, United Kingdom

Leana Gonçalves Araujo, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy,
B.S.,Triangle’s University Center, Brazil; M.S., Fedral University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; Physiology Ph.D., University of Sao Paulo; Public Health

Sara Austin, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
B.A. Spanish, Andrews University; M.A. English, Andrews University; Ph.D. English, Rhetoric and Writing, Bowling Green State University.
 Amanda Babcock, Instructor, Department of Nursing,
A.S.N., Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences; B.S.N., Nova Southeastern University; M.S.N., Chamberlain University. 

Whitney Balmert, PA Clinical Director, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
B.S.H.S.A., University of Central Florida; M.M.S. Physician Assistant Studies, Nova Southeastern University.

Lyndsey Barbour, Instructor, Department of Imaging Sciences
B.S. University of Nebraska-Kearney, M.S. Southern Illinois University. RT(R)(CT)(M)

Amanda Bracken, Assistant Professor, Department of Nurse Anesthesia 
ASN Nursing, Cleveland State Community College; BSN Nursing, University of Tennessee; MSNA Nurse Anesthesia, Middle TN School of Anesthesia; DNP, Baylor College of Medicine. 

Keith Burton, Professor, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences  
BA Theology, Oakwood University; MA Theology, Garrett-Evangelical Seminary; Ph.D. Religious and Theological Studies, Northwestern University

J. Russell Butler, Professor of Biology, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
B.A., University of New Orleans; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Lynelle Callendar, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing
B.S.N., Loma Linda University; M.S.N. Walden University; DNP Samford University.

Christopher Campbell, Associate Professor, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences, 
B.S., M.S., Andrews University; Ph.D., University of South Florida.

Vicki Case, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
B.S., University of Florida; M.S., St. Josephs College in Maine; OTR/L.

Aixa Catala-Beauchamp, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing 
MA Religious Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological; MSN, West Texas A&M University; DNP, University of Florida.

Barbara Cheuvront, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing 
BS Education, University of Nebraska;  BSN, Regis University; MSN Regis University; PhD Nursing Education, University of New Mexico.

Elizabeth Clark, Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, BA, State University of New York at Geneseo, Biology; DPT, State University of New York at Upstate Medical University, Physical Therapy; Ed.D. Candidate, St. John Fisher College, Education/Executive Leadership.

Jennifer Clark, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing 
AA, University of West Florida; BSN Nursing, Florida State University; MSN, University of Central Florida.  

Patricia Clayton-Levasseur, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing 
B.S., M.S.N., University of Phoenix; Ph.D. Barry University.

Julie Cook, Assistant Professor of English, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
B.S., Pacific Union College; M.A., La Sierra University.

Michael Cronyn, Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
A.S.N. Nursing, Florida State College of Jacksonville; B.H.S. Physician Assistant, University of Florida; M.P.A.S., University of Nebraska.

Jessica Daly, Assistant Professor, R. A. Williams Library
B.S., M.L.S., East Carolina University

Benita David, Chair, Department of Healthcare Administration
B.S., Andrews University; M.B.A., Valdosta State University; D.B.A., Argosy University.

Glenice DeBique, Professor of Sociology, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
B.S., M.S., Florida A&M University; Ph.D., Washington State University.

Ada DeLaOsa, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
ASN Nursing, Valencia; MSN Nursing, University of Florida.

Stanley Dobias,  Associate Professor of Religion, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
B.S., Southern Adventist University; M.Div., Andrews University; D.Min., Andrews University.

Kimberley Dudzinski, Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
B.S., Loma Linda University; M.A., University of Central Florida Ed.D; M.S. University of Florida.

Elizabeth W. Duncan, Assistant Professor, Department of Imaging Sciences
B. S., Cumberland University, M.S.H.S., Florida Gulf Coast University; CNMT, RT(CT).

Cory Edgar, PA Academic Director, Department of Physician Assistant Studies

B.A., University of Florida, M.P.A.S, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Nadia Edwin, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
B.S., University of the Virgin Islands; Ph.D., Louisiana State University.

Behnam Emami, Director of Medical Laboratory Science, Department of Health and Biomedical Science,
M.Sc. Microbiology, EMBLEM Tehran University; Ph.D. Microbiology, EMBLEM Tehran University

Jeffrey D. Emde, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
B.S., Andrews University, Anatomy & Physiology; M.S., Andrews University, Physical Therapy; DPT, University of New England, Physical Therapy

Heather Evan-Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences,
B.S. Biology, Vanderbilt University; Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, University of South Carolina School of Medicine; Fellowship Molecular Cardiology, Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center Research Foundation

Chia-Wei Fan, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
B.S., National Cheng-Kung University; M.S., National Taiwan University; PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago; OTR/L.

Egerton Sebastian Farrell, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
B.S., Andrews University; M.S., Indiana State University; Ph.D., Miami (Ohio) University.

Leesuk Ferencsik, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
B.S., Korea Open University; M.S.N., University of Phoenix; Ph. D., Barry University; R.N.

Shirley Flores, Asistant Professor, Department of Nursing

B.S.N., University of Tennessee College of Nursing; M.S.N., University of Phoenix College of Nursing; R.N. 

Sharon Fons, Instructor, Department of Nursing
B.S.N Nursing, University of Colorado; M.S.N Nursing, Western Governors University.  

Kim Forbes, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
B.S.N., AdventHealth University; M.S.N., University of Central Florida

Carolyn Vass Fore, Professor, Department of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N, University of Kentucky; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University; R.N.

Steven Fowler, Department of Nurse Anesthesia
B.S.N., University of Florida; M.S., Mercy College of Detroit; D.N.P., Wilkes University

Alicia Franco, Professor, Department of Nursing
B.S.N., Cordoba University; M.S.N., Catholic University of Puerto Rico; Ph.D., Catholic University of Puerto Rico

April Gardner, PA Department Chair and Program Director
B.S., Bowling Green State University, M.S.P.A., University of Toledo.

Angelina Graham, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
B.S.N., Bethune-Cookman University; M.S.N., University of Central Florida; R.N.

Stacey Hawes, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
B.S.N., Florida State University; M.S.N., University of Central Florida; R.N.

Jena Heflin, Assistant Professor, Department of Imaging Sciences
B.S. Radiologic Sciences AdventHealth University, M.B.A. Southern Adventist University, D.S.L Liberty University, RT(R)

Angelica Hernandez, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing 
B.S.N., Far Eastern University College of Nursing; M.S.N., Grand Canyon University College of Nursing; R.N.

Edwin Hernández, President
B.A., Loma Linda University; M.Div., Andrews University; M.A. and Ph.D., University Notre Dame.

Jason Hines, Assistant Professor, Department of Healthcare Administration
B.A., University of Connecticut; M.A., Andrews University; JD, Harvard Law School; PhD., Baylor University;

Stefanie Johnson, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
B.A. English, Washington Adventist University; M.A. Composition and Rhetoric, University of Central Florida

Arlene Johnson, Professor, Department of Nursing
BSN Nursing, Southern Adventist University; MSN Nursing, University of California; Ph.D. Nursing, University of Alabama.

Oleg, Kostyuk, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
 B.A. Theology, Zaokski Theological Seminary; M.A. Theology, Univesity of Wales; Ph.D. Theology, Andrews University. 

Andy Lampkin, Professor Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences. 
BA History, Oakwood University; MA Divinity, Vanderbilt University; Ph.D. Theology, Vanderbilt University.  

Brad Lasley, Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
B.S.H.S., Southern Adventist University; M.M.S. Physician Assistant Studies, Nova Southern University.

Michael Leach, Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies 
BA Music, Florida State University; MS Health Science, MS Physician Assistant, University of Florida; DMS Medical Science, Rocky Mountain University; Ph.D. Health Science, Rocky Mountain University. 

Ann Marie LeVine, Associate Professor, Department of Physician Assistant Studies
B.A., State University of New York at Buffalo;  M.D., State University of New York at Buffalo Medical School.

Jodi Liphart ,Associate Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
BS, Ohio State University;  MSHS, University of Central Florida;  DHSc, University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences

Rhadames Lizardo, Professor, Department of Healthcare Administration
B.S., Antillean Adventist University; M.B.A., University of San Juan; M.S. University of North Texas; Ph.D. University of Texas

Laura Lopez, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
B.S., University of Georgia, D.P.T., University of Miami.

Christopher Lorentz, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
B.S., University of Florida; B.S.N., Barry University; M.S.N., University of Central Florida; Ph.D., Barry University; R.N.

Bryan Lounsberry, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
B.S., Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences; M.S., Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center.

Janice Lowden-Stokley, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing
A.S.N., Mercer Medical Center School of Nursing; B.S.N., Metropolitan State College of Denver; M.S.N., University of Central Florida; R.N.

Janis Lowry, Assistant Professor, Student Academic Support Services
B.A., Columbia Union College; M.A., Andrews University.

Glenn Luty, Instructor, Department of Occupational Therapy Assistant.   
AS OTA, Daytona State; AS Recording Arts, Full Sail University; BS Supervision, Daytona State.  

Kimberly Martin, Instructor, Department of Nursing
A.A.S. Arapahoe Community College; B.S.N., University of Phoenix; M.S.N., Western Governor’s University. 

Lauber de Souza Martins, Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences,
BS Mechanical Engineering, Federal University Parana; M.S. Mechanical Engineering – Thermal and Chemical Processes; Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Florida State University; Postdoctoral fellow at University of Pretoria and at University Federal do Parana.

Jill Mason, Associate Professor, Department of Nurse Anesthesia
BSN Nursing, University of Illinois; MSN Nursing, Depaul University; DNAP, Texas Wesleyan University; D.Ed., Nebraska Methodist College.

Deborah Mills, Instructor, Department of Imaging Sciences
B.A., Florida State University; M.S., University of Central Florida; CNMT, NCT, PET

Christine Moghimi, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
B.S., Western Michigan University; M.S., Johns Hopkins University; ScD, Towson University; OTR/L.

Sydney Moran, Department of Nursing
B.S.N., Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences; M.S.N., University of Central Florida.

Kelly Mumbert, Associate Professor, Department of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
A.S., Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences; B .S., M.B.A., University of Central Florida; RVT, RDCS, ACS, FASE

Lesly Ortiz, Assistant Professor, Department of Physician Assistant
BSHS Health Sciences, AHU; MMS Physician Assistant, Nova Southeastern University; DMS Medical Sciences, University of Lynchburg.

 Corinne Painter, Instuctor, Department of Occupational Therapy
BS Health and Exercise, Furman University; MS Occupational Therapy, Barry University.

Cassandra Pharris, Instructor, Department of Diagnostic Medical Sonography 
BA Course Design, University of Phoenix; MA Health Administration, University of Phoenix.

Laura Podschun, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
B.S. University of Florida, Microbiology; MPT, Hahnemann University, Physical Therapy; DTP, Arcadia University, Physical Therapy.

Marjorie Quevedo, Instructor, Department of Imaging Sciences
B.S., Adventist University of Health Sciences; RDMS, RDCS, RVT

Deziree Rada, Instructor, Department of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
A.S., B.S., Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences; M.H.Sc., Nova Southeastern University; RDMS, RVT.

Jennifer Radloff, Associate Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy
A.A.S, Sinclair Community College; B.S., Shawnee State University; M.H.S., University of Indianapolis; OTD, Chatham University; OTR/L.

Amanda Raffenaud, Assistant Professor, Department of Healthcare Administration
B.S., MSHSA., PhD., University of Central Florida.

Carolyn Ramsey, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing 
B.S.N., M.S.N., Andrews University; A.R.N.P., Ph.D., Hampton University; R.N. 

Mary Rickelman, Associate Professor, R. A. Williams Library
B.S., University of Central Florida; M.A., University of South Florida.

Martin Rivera, Assistant Professor, Department of Nurse Aneshesia 
MSN Nursing, Union University; MSNA Nurse Anesthesia, Webster University; DNP Nursing, Union University.  

Maria Rodriguez, Instructor, Department of Occupational Therapy
B.S., Occupational Therapy, University of Puerto Rico.  

Ebony Rollins, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Texas at Arlington College of Nursing; M.S.N., Simmons University College of Nursing; D.N.A.P., University of South Florida College of Nursing. 

Sarah Romero, Instructor, Department of Nursing
B.S.N., M.S.N, Regis University; R.N. 

Lynn Rowe, Associate Professor, Department of Nursing
B.S.N., Nursing, Florida State University; M.S.N., Nursing, University of Phoenix; Ph.D. Nursing, University of Arizona.  

Yvette Saliba, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
B.A. English, Southern Adventist University; M.A. Mental Health Counseling, Rollins College; Ph.D. Counselor Education, University of Central Florida.

Angela Sampson, Department of Occupational Therapy
B.S., Loma Linda University; OTR/L.

Mohtashem Samsam, Professor Department of Physical Therapy 
M.D., Albert Szent-Gorgyi Medical University; Ph.D., University of Salamanca.

Anael Santos, Department Chair; Professor of Biochemistry and Genetics, Department of Health and Biomedical,
Veterinary Medicine, Federal University Uberlandia; M.S. and Ph.D. Nutritional Biochemistry and Biotechnology, North Carolina State University; Postdoctoral fellow at North Carolina State University.

Madeline Sawin, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
B.S.N., University of Puerto Rico; M.S.N., University of Central Florida; R.N.

John Scarbrough, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences.  
B.S. Biology, Pacific Union; Ph.D. Biology, Loma Linda University.  

Carlo Semerzier, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences.  
BS Chemistry, University of Massachusetts; MS Pharmacy, University of Florida; Ed.D. Education, Nova Southeastern. 

David Sharfman, Instructor, Department of Nursing
B.S.N., Nursing, AdventHealth University. 

Neal Smith, Associate Professor, R. A. Williams Library
B.A., Southern Adventist University; M.S., Simmons College; J.D., University New Hampshire School of Law.

Sarah Snell, Assistant Professor, Department of Nurse Anesthesia
B.S.N., Nursing, Adventhealth University; BSN Nursing, AdventHealth University; MSN Nurse Anesthesia, AdventHealth University; DNP Nursing, Duke University.  

Lukus Staup, Instructor, Department of Imaging Sciences
B.S. Radiologic Sciences AdventHealth University, M.H.A. S-I AdventHealth University, RT(R)(MR)

Zdravko Stefanovic, Professor of Religion, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
M.A., Ph.D., Andrews University. 

Veon Stewart, Assistant Professor, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
B.S., West Indies College; M.S. and Ph.D., Florida State University.

Alessandra Swarowsky, Associate Professor Department of Physical Therapy
BS.PT., Lutheran University of Brazil, M.S., Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Ph.D., Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Shelly-Ann Taylor, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences
B.S., Northern Caribbean University; M.S., Florida Institute of Technology.

Nel Thomas, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
B.S .N., Andrews University; M.A., Northeastern Illinois University; M.S.N., Walden University; Ph.D., Barry University; R.N.

Elizabeth Thomason, Instructor, Department of Imaging Sciences
A.S., B.S., Radiography, AdventHealth University.  

Brittany Utley, Instructor, Department of Nursing

A.S.N., Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences; B.S.N., University of Central Florida College of Nursing; M.S.N., University of Central Florida College of Nursing; R.N. 

Leslie Whalley, Assistant Professor, Department of Imaging Sciences
B.S., Florida Gulf Coast University, E.M.H.A. AdventHealth University, RT(R)

Marika K. Whitaker, Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing
B.S., M.S.N., University of Phoenix; R.N.

Wiliam Young III, Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
B.S., Physical Therapy, UCF; D.P.T., Physical Therapy, Arcadia University.

Professional Faculty

Edith Britton, MA 

Ernest J. Bursey, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.  

Althiea Farrell, M.S. 

Michael Lay, M.A. 

Gretchka Mair Hernandez, MS 

Steve Paquet, MS 

Sagrika Sahu, M.S. 

Fernanda Santos, Ph.D. 

Adjunct Faculty

Suha Abdo 

Adan Alcala 

Len Archer 

Brigitte Arredondo 

Camelia Arsene 

Atalie Ashley West 

Karen Austin 

Beth Barela 

Carole Barzilai 

Abigail Batia 

Consolacion Becerra  

Tomas Bennett, M.A. 

Michaelle Benyehuda 

Cynthia Bergs 

Alescia Bethea 

Norman Bolus  

Christopher Bradley 

Aletha Braithwaite 

Lenore Brantley, B.A., M.A., LPC, NCC. 

Whitny Braun 

Christine Brown  

Heather Burrell 

Donna Burske, M.Div. 

Hyacinth Burton 

Lisa Campbell 

Natalie Cheshire 

Carissa Chitu 

Karen Ciciarelli 

McKade Clark 

Enriqueta Coll 

Carl Cosaert 

Bethany Coz, M.S. 

Nadine Daniels 

Cherie Danielson 

Seth Day 

Ashley Deal  

Clifford Denney 

Candy DeVore 

Charissa Doerger 

Erin Doggette 

Jason Donnelly 

Shaneka Dumas  

Sanela Durgutovic 

Darcy Dzurino 

Kimberley Echeverria 

Deborah Edgerton 

Pilar Erstling 

Ana Escobar 

Elizabeth Evans 

Delwin Finch 

Courtney Force 

Thalia, Ford 

Leilani Formanes-Escueta 

Mathilde Frey 

Ashley Garcia 

David Garcia 

Ashley Gauthier 

Kamala Gilleylen 

Natalie Glover 

Gloria Gonzalez 

Lisa Goolsby 

Toshana Gordon 

Jill Gosselin 

Stacey Gruka 

Constance Gulick 

Sheri Hall  

Katherine Hammond 

Tammy Harbour 

Lincoln Haynes 

George Helferich 

Kailyn Hemani 

Cara Henri 

Dany Hernandez 

DelyAnn Hernandez 

Magaly Hernandez 

Georgina Hill 

Tanya Hinskey 

Diedra Howson-Barker 

Dusanka Hristic 

Carla Hutchinson 

Bridget Jackson 

Gardine Jacques 

Kristen James 

Beena John 

Sara Johnson 

Jodi Joice 

Lorraine Justiniano Camacho 

Susan Kaeser 

Ashley Kavumkal 

Danielle Key  

Elizabeth Kimbley 

Barbara Konter 

Milena Korostenskaja 

Julia Kostyuk 

Theresa Kyle 

Candace Lartigue 

Aimee Layson 

Carol Levine 

Michele Lewis 

Christopher Litten, B.A., M.A., Ph.D 

Jaclyn Mallan-King 

Georgiana Martinez 

Jency Mathew 

Barbara McCoy. 

Susan McElvain 

Roland McKenzie 

Jessica Mejias 

Anastasia Miller 

Suzii Miller 

Carla Monnier 

Manuel Moral 

Patricia Mullen 

Ingrid Murray 

Brenda Naumovitz 

Marla Nedelcu 

Barbara Nelson 

Nancy Newman 

Timothy Nichols 

Roseline Nkoronye 

Betty Nugent 

Georgina Nunez 

Steven Paquet, M.S. 

Alicia Patterson 

Kimberly Peck 

Andres Perez, MOT, OTR/L 

Jordan Perez 

Mary Rajan 

Mark Reams 

Raphael Rios, OTD, OTR/L

Marlon Robinson 

Alexander Romanoski 

Lindsay Roseland 

Ghassan Salameh 

Madeline Sawin  

Lauren Sergi 

Rebecca Seth  

Jane Shannon  

Donald Sherman 

Andrew Shaw   

Kruparaj Shettian 

Jenifer Sommers 

Phillipa St Marie-Bell 

Steven St Onge  

Tammy Stearns, M.S., RT(R), RDMS, RVT 

Bozana Stefanovic 

Jonathan Stefanovic 

Natalie Stephens 

Beverly Stevens 

Andrea Stewart 

Susan Talley, M.P.H. 

Ines Taylor  

Karen Tetz 

Elizabeth Thazhmon, M.B.B.S. 

Teresa Thomas 

Jennifer Thompson 

Alexander Thorpe 

Andrew Tilstra 

Karen Tilstra 

Jaynie Toler  

Deborah Torres-Logan 

Mary Ann Umanah 

Susan Upper 

Seemi Umani, M.B.B.S., M. Phil. 

Jila Vazquez 

Margarita Velez 

Ann Vining 

Marlene Watson 

Shawn Wilkinson 

Donald Williams 

Kayla Williams-Turpin 

Adan Wood 

Leah Wren  

Leana Yacoub 

Robin Zander 

Clinical/Adjunct Faculty

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Aletha Braithwaite, PT, MSPT                      

Darcy Dzurino, PT, DPT                             

Ashley Garcia, PT, DPT, NCS       

Carol Levine, PT, DPT, CLT                                  

Georgiana Martinez, PT, DPT, CCS                    

Madison Robbins, PT, DPT, OCS

Beverly Stevens, M.P.H.