Apr 19, 2024  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Administration / Faculty


Life University Administration

Guy F. Riekeman, D.C. Chancellor
Robert Scott, D.C., Ph.D. President
John Altikulac, B.S. Chief Information Officer
Patti Ann Banks Director of the Wellness Center
Kathleen Bannister Director of Post Graduate Education
Shelly Batcher, B.A.,M.B.A. Executive Director of Marketing
Richard Belcastro, Ed.D. Dean of Online and Continuing Education
Krista Boline, M.B.A., D.C. Director of Center for Education, Assessment, and Learning
Brenda Boone, B.A. Special Events Director
Cynthia Boyd, B.S., D.C. Vice President for Enrollment Management and Marketing
Dawn Cadwallader, D.C. Director of Development
Detrenyona Chester, M.B.A. Director of Admissions Operations
André Clanton, B.A., M.Ed. Interim Assistant Dean of Community Living
Michael Clusserath, B.S., D.C. Associate Dean of Academics, College of Chiropractic
Lydia Dever, D.C., M.Ed. Division Chair of Chiropractic Sciences
J’nee Dobson, M.B.A. Employee Relations Officer
John Downes, D.C. Vice President for Global Initiatives
Susan Dudt, B.A., M.A. Director of Career Services
Vincent Erario, D.C. Director of Institutional Effectiveness
Mary Catherine Faust, M.S., Ph.D. Associate Dean, College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
Mark Ferdarko, B.S., D.C. Director of the Center of Health and Optimum Performance
Tameka Glass, B.S., M.A. Director of University Advisement
Timothy Gross, M.S., D.C.  Vice President of Academic Affairs
Timothy Guest, D.C. Quality Assurance Officer
Genelle Haney, B.S., D.C. Director of Disability Services
Greg Harris, M.M.A., M.B.A. Advisor to the Chancellor
Mackel Harris, B.S. Director of Recruitment/Multicultural Affairs
Vincent Hinton, M.S. Director of Counseling
Cierra Hoffman, B.S., D.C. Director of Professional Relations
Heather Hoffman, B.S., M.Ed. Registrar
Jana Holwick, M.S., Ph.D. Dean, College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
William D. Jarr, B.B.A. Executive Vice President for Finance
Leslie King, M.Ed., D.C. Dean, College of Chiropractic
Rebecca Koch, B.A., M.S. Director of Service Initiatives
Mark Kovacs, M.Ed., PhD. Director of Life University Sport Science Institute
Gilles LaMarche, B.S., D.C Vice President of Professional Relations
Bernadette Lavender, B.S., D.C. Associate Dean of Clinics, College of Chiropractic
Mary Ellen Leffard, B.S. Director of Alumni Relations
Melissa Loschiavo, B.Sc., D.C. Director of Clinical Education
Jessica Magazu, B.A., M.S. Director of Financial Aid
Mark Maiyer, D.C. Director of Clinic Support Services
John Markham, B.S., D.C. Executive Director of Level III Clinic Programs
John McGee, B.A., M.S. Vice President for Operations
Amy McIlvane, B.S. Budget Director
Erica Michaels, B.A.  Director of Recruitment
Jo Anne Miller, B.B.A. Controller
Steven Mirtschink, D.C. Director of Community Outreach Clinics
Nicoly Myles, M.A., Ed.D. Director of Academic Support
Lauren Nielsen, B.A. Director of Advancement Services
Jacklynn Paten, B.A. Director of Enrollment Events and Tours
Jayme Pendergast, B.S. M.S. Director of Athletics
Denise Pickett-Bernard, M.S., PhD. Assistant Dean, Nutrition
Karen Preston, B.B.A., M.L.I.S. Director, Sid E. & Nell K. Williams Library
Larry Riddle, B.A. Direcotr, Facilities Management
Margaret Rodgers, B.A.  Director of LIFEforce 1000 & Enrollment Strategic Initiatives
Lisa Rubin, M.A., Ph.D. Director of the Student Success Center
Marc Schneider, M.Ed., D.C. Vice President of Student Affairs
Frank Schwitz, D.C. Director of Clinic Advisement
Olivia Scriven, Ph.D. Director, Office of Sponsored Research and Scholarly Activities
Susan Sharkey, B.A., D.C. Director of the Campus Center for Health and Optimum Performance
Phyllis Shropshire, B.A., M.A. Director of Student Accounts
Michael Smith, M.S., Ph.D. Associate Dean of Academic Engagement
William Spalding-Watson, M.A. Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Robyn Stanley, B.S., M.S.  Executive Director of Enrollment Services
Zoila Stewart, M.S., D.C. Director of Clinical Operations, Costa Rica
Jennifer Stroble, B.S., M.Ed. Interim Assistant Dean, Student Development & Engagement
Stephanie Sullivan, B.S., D.C. Director of the Sid Williams Center for Chiropractic Research
Sandra Terry, B.A., M.A. Interim Director, Student Advocacy
Jennifer Valtos, B.A., M.S. Dean of Students
Cory Viehl, B.S., M.S. Ph.D. Assistant Dean, Positive Human Development & Social Change
Mamie Ware, M.S. Ph.D. Divison Chair of Basic Sciences
Melissa Waters, B.A., M.A. Director of Student Administrative Services
Howard Wright, B.S., M.B.A., Ed.D. Director of Institutional Research Operations

Life University Faculty

Professor Emeritus

Ronald Kath, M.S., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change


Salman Afsharpour, Ph.D. Basic Sciences
Debra Bisiacchi, M.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Andrei Bourdeinyi, M.D., Ph.D., D.C. Basic Sciences
Margaret Capes, M.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Gary Craft, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Samuel H. Demons, M.S., Ph.D. Basic Sciences
Susan Esposito, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Robert Bruce Fox, D.C. Clinical Sciences
Joseph Guagliardo, B.S., D.C. Clinical Science
Roohieh Hamrang, M.D., D.C. Clinics
Jerry Hochman, B.A., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Laura Huber, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
David Koch, D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Douglas March, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Michael Montgomery, M.A., Ph.D. General Studies
Vinnavadi Ravikumar, M.S., Ph.D. Basic Sciences
Robert Rectenwald, D.C. Clinics
Jeffrey Rupp, M.A., Ph.D. Sport Health Science
Brent Russell, M.S., D.C. Center for Chiropractic Research
George Teston, III, M.S.A., M.Ed., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Peter Wilson, B.S., D.C. Clinics

Associate Professor

Mike Abbatinozzi, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Mark Amos, B.A., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Fang Bian, Ph.D. Nutrition
Stephen Bloomingdale, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Beatrice Borges, B.S. D.C. Clinics
Roxanne Caron, M.Ed., D.C. Sport Health Science
James Carter, D.C. Clinical Sciences
William Carter, D.C. Clinical Sciences
Beverly Demetrius, M.A., E.D. Nutrition
Humberto Dutra, M.S., Ph.D. Natural Sciences
Joseph Haezebrouck, D.C. Clinics
Deidre Harrison, M.S., Ph.D. Natural Sciences
Charmaine Herman, M.A., D.C. Clinical Sciences
William Kessel, B.A., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Brigette Kinard, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Jeffrey Lander, M.S., Ph.D. Sport Health Science
Philip Librone, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Daniel Michel, D.C. Clinics
Maria Michelin, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Mercy Navis, B.S., M.S. Basic Sciences
Vivek Penumetcha, M.S., Ph.D. Natural Sciences
Keith Rau, D.C. Sport Health Science
Frank Ruechel, M.Ed., Ph.D. General Studies
Kisha Scarlett, Ph.D. Basic Sciences
Jerry Schar, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Brian Sheres, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Rick Sherkel, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Lauren Simmons, Ph.D. Basic Sciences
Amanda Timberlake, M.S. Sport Health Science
Michael Tomasello, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Gwendolyn Tutt, B.S., D.C. Clinics
David Wallace, M.A. General Studies

Assistant Professor

Russell Andrews, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Paula Billups, M.B.A., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Paul Blumsack, D.C. Clinics
Cara Bradford, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Blake Bradford, D.C.  Chiropractic Sciences
Nick Bravo, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Kathryn Bruce, M.S., Ph.D. Natural Sciences
Ralph Bucci, D.C. Clinics
Daisy Buckner, B.S., M.S. Natural Sciences
Cherry Collier, M.S., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Kelly Dennison, M.S., Ph.D. Basic Sciences
Paul Donaldson, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Joy Dunwoodie, B.S., D.C. Clinics
James Eaton, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Eva Elsangak, R.N., D.C. Clinics
Hussein Elsangak, M.D., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Mitchell Ferguson, M.S., Ed.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Sean Finnegan, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Thomas Flores, M.A., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Whitney Fuqua, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Gwendolyn Gardner, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Onurkan Guvensel, Ed.S., Ph.D.  Positive Human Development and Social Change
William Hamilton, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Henry Hammond, M.S. Natural Sciences
Lawrence Hansen, B.A., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Bruce Harman, M.S., D.C. Basic Sciences
Kevin Harrison, M.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Sherri Ingle, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Rebekah Janiak, M.S. General Studies
Michael Karlin, M.A., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Kerry Kramer, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Lynn Krothe, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Christie Kwon, M.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Yit Lim, M.Ed., Ph.D. Sport Health Science
George Lisjak, M.S., D.C. Basic Sciences
Adaris Mas Rivera, M.A., Ph.D. Natural Sciences
Ronald Mayne, M.A., Ph.D. Basic Sciences
Melodie Mitchell-Black, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Anuradha Moorthy, M.B.A., M.S.I.S. Library
Negin Navaei, Ph.D. Nutrition
Robin Nelson, B.S., Ph.D. Natural Sciences
Eric Nicholas, B.A., D.C. Clinics
James Oppenheim, M.P.H., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Dickson Owusu, M.S. Natural Sciences
Eric Parada, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Mickey Parsons, M.Ed. Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Eric Partin, M.A., D.C. Basic Sciences
Mariana Perosino, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Heather Petty, B.S., D.C. Nutrition
Karen Pfeifer, B.S., M.S. Sport Health Science
Danielle Pichette, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Olina Plotkina, M.D., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Donna-Marie Plummer, M.S. Nutrition
Nicole Poirier, B.A., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Kerith Powell, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Marie Powell, M.B.A. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Raj Pradhan, M.S. Natural Sciences
Sailaja Pydimarri, M.S. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Paula Rhodes, B.A., D.C. Clinics
Deborah Roche, M.Ed., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Irving Russell, D.C. Clinics
Peggy Samples, M.S., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Joyce Sayers, B.A., R.N., D.C. Clinics
Richard Shook, M.A., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Daniel Smith, D.C. Clinics
Geetha Sridaran, M.S.L.S. Library
Mariana Stempien, M.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Teri Stockwell, B.A., D.C. Clinics
Victoria Strong, B.A., D.C. Clinical Sciences
John Thornhill, B.A., D.C. Clinics
Louis Toth, B.A., D.C. Clinics
Kent Vanderslice, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Ronald Ware, M.B.A. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Thomas Wuerth, D.C. Clinics


James Paul, B.A., M.S. Sport Health Science

Adjunct Faculty

Shahla Abghari, M.S., Ph.D. Basic Sciences
Mahmoud Al-Kofahi, Ph.D. Natural Sciences
Sarah Allen, M.A. General Studies
Carl Amodio, B.A., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Ibrahim Bah, M.B.A., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Edwin Billmire, M.A., PhD. Natural Sciences
Nora Bonner, M.F.A. General Studies
Dave Brannan, D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Krista Bridgmon, Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Dale Brooker, Ph.D. General Studies
Trent Brumbaugh, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Jon Byrd, D.C. Clinics
Kelly Cecatto, M.A., Ph.D. General Studies
Sudhanva Char, M.S., Ph.D. Nutrition
Julane Contursi, M.S.  Nutrition
Adam Decker, M.S., D.C. Basic Sciences
Kwase Dowe, M.S. Nutrition
Gustavo Duran, B.S., M.S. Sport Health Science
Karlyn Edgar, S.Ed., M.Ed. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Manon Fielding, B.A., D.C. Clinics
Steven Garber, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Shannon Good, B.Sc., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Elsina Hagan, B.Sc., D.C. Nutrition
Mollie Halle, B.A., J.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Linda Hanson, M.A. Distance Learning
Kirk Harris, M.B.A. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Lallie Hayes, M.B.A. Positive Human Development and Social Change
John Hoffman, D.C. Sport Health Science
Kathryn Hoiriis, B.S., D.C. Center for Chiropractic Research
Mary Huffstead, M.Ed. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Adam Janiak, B.S. General Studies
Ilana Katz, M.S. Clinical Sciences
Wiley Kendrick, J.S.M., M.A. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Pamela Kimbrough, Ed.D. Natural Sciences
Jodi Knapton, B.A., M.A. General Studies
Joshua Kolonik, B.A., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Andrew Krantz, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Melvin Laven, M.S. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Fatima Lim-Wilson, Ph.D. General Studies
Ashli Linkhorn, B.S., D.C. Sport Health Science
Fuhua Lu, Ph.D. Natural Sciences
Joshua Marcy, M.A. General Studies
Nicole McCarty, M.S., D.C. Sport Health Science
Stacy McQuaide, M.S. General Studies
Cynthia Mushett, M.A. General Studies
Frank Nadspal, M.S., D.C. Clinics
Cailin O’Conner-Fitzpatrick, M.S. General Studies
Danny Osburn, M.A. General Studies
David Packer, D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Melinda Paige, Ed.S., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
LeTesa Roberts, M.S. Sport Health Science
Marjorie Roberts, M.S. Sport Health Science
Drew Rubin, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Marlena Salters, J.D., M.A. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Stephanie Sears, M.Th., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Margaret Sliwka, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Daniel Sullivan, D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Roy Sweat, D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Marla Thompson, M.B.A. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Nancy Tress, Ph.D. Distance Learning
Robert Vanatta, M.S. Sport Health Science
Batya Weinbaum, Ph.D. Distance Learning
Julian Wetterlin, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Rebecca Yaun, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Faith Zhou, B.S., M.S. Natural Sciences and General Education