Jan 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
2021-2022 Academic Catalog

Administration / Faculty


Life University Administration

Robert Scott, D.C., Ph.D. President
John Altikulac, B.S. Chief Information Officer
Kathleen Bannister Director of Post Graduate Education
James Bakett, B.F.A. Assistant Director of Human Resources
Shelly Batcher, B.A.,M.B.A. Executive Director of Marketing
Richard Belcastro, Ed.D. Dean of College of Online Education
Diane Benson-Brown, B.S. Director of Enrollment Events and Tours
Krista Boline, M.B.A., D.C. Director of the Harris Assessment Center
Brenda Boone, B.A. Special Events Director
Cynthia Boyd, B.S., D.C. Director of Special Events
Janna Bredeson, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Dean of Students
John Brittian, B.A., M.Ed. Director of Grad & Undergrad Advisement
Melvin Burton, A.S. Procurement Officer
Tammy Cagle, B.S., M.B.A., Ed.D. Director of Clinic Business
André Clanton, B.A., M.Ed. Director of Conflict Resolution and Accountability
Gerald Clum, D.C. Presidential Liaison for External Affairs
Michael Clusserath, B.S., D.C. Director of Clinics
Harrison Davis, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Director of Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Dominic Demeritte, B.A., M.S. Director of Cross Country and Track
Lydia Dever, M.Ed., D.C. Assistant Dean of Chiropractic Sciences
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
Jeremy Faulk, M.A. Senior Director of Student Affairs AUX Operations
Mary Catherine Faust, M.S., Ph.D. Associate Dean, College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
Angela Getter, B.S. Executive Director of Development
Coy Gill,  B.S., M.S.S.M. Assistant Sports Information Director
Danae Glanton, B.S., M.Ed. Director of Student Engagment and Leadership
Tameka Glass, M.A., Ed.D. Executive Director of University Advisement
Timothy Gross, M.S., D.C.  Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs
Melissa Haney, B.S., D.C. Director of Disability Services
Mackel Harris, B.S. Director of Recruitment/Multicultural Affairs
Vincent Hinton, M.S. Director of Counseling
Heather Hoffman, B.S., M.Ed. Registrar
Jana Holwick, M.S., Ph.D. Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Madoline Huff, B.S. Assistant Director of Housing and Residence Life
William D. Jarr, B.B.A. Executive Vice President of Finance and Operations
Saphronia Johnson, Ph.D. Assistant Dean, Natural Sciences
Keith Jordan Director of Graduate and Undergraduate Enrollment
Ilana Katz, M.S. Dietetic Internship Director
Leslie King, M.Ed., D.C., Ed.D. Associate Dean of Instruction
Rebecca Koch, B.A., M.S. Director of Service Initiatives
Gilles LaMarche, B.S., D.C Vice President of University Advancement and Enrollment
Bernadette Lavender, B.S., D.C. Associate Dean, College of Chiropractic
Robert Love, D.C. Assistant Director of Clinics
Lauren Lunk, B.S., M.A., Ed.D. Director of COC Advisement
Jessica Magazu, B.A., M.S. Director of Financial Aid
Wisam Mahara, B.A., M.S. Executive Director of Enrollment Management
Mark Maiyer, D.C. Director of Clinic Support Services
William Mangum, M.S. Sports Information Director
John Markham, B.S., D.C. Director of the Practice, Excellence, Art and Knowledge Program
Christopher Markie, M.S. Director of Athletic Health Care
Amy McIlvane, B.S. Budget Director
Wanda McLaughlin, B.S. Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Jo Anne Miller, B.B.A. Controller
Nicoly Myles, M.A., Ed.D. Director of Academic Support
Lauren Nielsen, B.A. Director of Advancement Services
Stephen Paterno, D.C. Director of Clinical Assessment
Jayme Pendergast, B.S. M.S. Director of Athletics
Kenneth Person, B.S. Facilities Management Director
Stephanie Rainey, M.S. Director of Admissions Operations
Lisa Reed, B.B.A., M.B.A, Ph.D. Director, Human Resources
Magalie Remy, B.Eng., M.S. Assistant Director of Enrollment Operations
Jesse Roberts, B.S., M.S. Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance and Business Operations
Margaret Rodgers, B.A.  Director of LIFEforce 1000 & Enrollment Strategic Initiatives
Lisa Rubin, M.A., Ph.D. Senior Director of the Student Experience
Marc Schneider, M.Ed., D.C. Vice President of Student Affairs
Phyllis Shropshire, B.A., M.A. Director of Student Accounts
Michael Smith, M.S., Ph.D. Associate Dean of Academic Engagement
Alaina Smith Walker, B.S., B.A., M.S. Director of Academic Support and Student Athlete Development
William Spalding-Watson, M.A. Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Jerome Stockwell, M.S. Senior Director of Data Management and Solutions
Teri Stockwell, D.C., B.A.  Executive Director of Clinical Operations
Jennifer Stroble, B.S., M.Ed. Director of Student Affairs Assessment and Project Management
Tommy Stucky, M.S. Director of Student Athlete Performance
Stephanie Sullivan, D.C., Ph.D. Director of the Sid Williams Center for Chiropractic Research
Sandra Terry, B.A., M.A. Director of New Student Orientation
Wendy Toth, B.B.A, M.B.A. Director of Clinic Marketing
Charmaine Townsend, M.A. Director of Doctor of Chiropractic Enrollment
Ryan Tubbs Assistant Director of Campus Recreation and Wellness
Jennifer Valtos, M.S., Ed.D. Director of Training for CCISE
Darcie Wallace, B.A. Director, Alumni Relations and Communications
Monica Ward, B.A., M. Jur. Employee Relations Officer & Training Strategist
Melissa Waters, B.A., M.A. Senior Director of Student Administrative Services and Compliance
Christopher Wells, Ph.D Assistant Dean, Liberal Studies and Social Sciences
Kathleen Williams, BA, MSLS, EdD Director of Learning Resources
Richard Williams, Ed.D. Assistant Dean, Sport Health Science
Howard Wright, B.S., M.B.A., Ed.D. Director of Institutional Research Operations

Life University Faculty

Professor Emeritus

R. James Gregg, D.C. Board Member Emeritus
Guy F. Riekeman, D.C. Chancellor Emeritus


Debra Bisiacchi, M.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Andrei Bourdeinyi, M.D., Ph.D., D.C. Basic Sciences
Mamie Brown-Ware, M.S., Ph.D. Basic Sciences
Margaret Capes, M.S., D.C. Chiropractic 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, D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Vinnavadi Ravikumar, M.S., Ph.D. Basic Sciences
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. Liberal Studies

Associate Professor

Mike Abbatinozzi, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Mark Amos, B.A., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Morris Blasingame, Ph.D. Basic Sciences
Stephen Bloomingdale, B.S., D.C. Clinics
James Carter, D.C. Clinical Sciences
William Carter, D.C. Clinical Sciences
Kelly Cecatto, Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies
Shawn Cradit, M.S., Ed.D. Sport Health Science
Sean Finnegan, B.S., D.C.  
Joseph Forese, D.C., M.D. Clinical Education Track
Richard Gonzalez, M.D. Basic 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
Philip Librone, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Daniel Michel, D.C. Clinics
Maria Michelin, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Eric Parada, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Olena Plotkina, M.D., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Nicole Poirier, B.A., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Keith Rau, D.C. Sport Health Science
Frank Ruechel, M.Ed., Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies
Jerry Schar, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Susan Sharkey, B.A., 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
Geetha Sridaran, M.S.L.S. Library
Amanda Timberlake, M.S. Sport Health Science
Michael Tomasello, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Kent Vanderslice, B.S., D.C. Clinics
David Wallace, M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies

Assistant Professor

Russell Andrews, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Josias Barnes-Jones, M.A., D.C. Clinics
Paula Billups, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D. Liberal Studies
Paul Blumsack, D.C. Clinics
Cara Bradford, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Kathryn Bruce, M.S., Ph.D. Natural Sciences
Trent Brumbaugh, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Ralph Bucci, D.C. Clinics
Timothy Conroy, D.C. Clincs
Kelly Dennison, M.S., Ph.D. Basic Sciences
Paul Donaldson, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Kwase Dowe, B.S., M.S.  
Chirstina Dowlen, D.C. Clinical Sciences
Jean-Francois Dubuc, D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Gustavo Duran, M.S. Sport Health Science
Michelle Elkadi, B.S., M.S., M.S.N. Dietetics
Hussein Elsangak, M.D., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Charles Farmer, M.S. Business Administration
Mitchell Ferguson, M.S., Ed.D. Social Sciences
Thomas Flores, M.A., Ph.D. Liberal Studies
Daniel Friedman, M.B.A., Psy. D. Distance Learning
Whitney Fuqua, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Timothy Gooding, B.A., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Henry Hammond, M.S. Natural Sciences
Bruce Harman, M.S., D.C. Basic Sciences
Sherri Ingle, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Rebekah Janiak, B.A., M.S. Interdisciplinary Studies
Michael Karlin, M.A., Ph.D. Liberal Studies
Jeremiah Kastine, Ph.D. Transitional Studies
Kerry Kramer, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Lynn Krothe, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Christie Kwon, M.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Lamardra Lee, B.S., D.C.  
Natural Sciences
Yit Lim, Ph.D. Sport Health Science
Fuhua Lu, Ph.D. Natural Sciences
Billy Lunsford, M.A., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Shannon Martin, D.C. Clinics
Adaris Mas Rivera, M.A., Ph.D. Natural Sciences
Ronald Mayne, M.A., Ph.D. Basic Sciences
Andrea Miller, Ph.D. Psychology
Steven Mirtschink, D.C. Clinics
Melodie Mitchell-Black, B.S., D.C. Clinics
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
Mickey Parsons, M.Ed. Psy.D. Social Sciences
Eric Partin, M.A., D.C. Basic Sciences
Mariana Perosino, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Heather Petty, M.S., R.D.N. Nutrition
Karen Pfeifer, B.S., M.S. Sport Health Science
Danielle Pichette, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Marie Powell, M.B.A. Liberal Studies
Karen Preston, M.L.I.S. Library
Sailaja Pydimarri, M.S. Liberal Studies
Tamisa Ridley, M.S.L.S. Library
Deborah Roche, M.Ed., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Irving Russell, D.C. Clinics
Peggy Samples, M.S., Ph.D. Social Sciences
Stephanie Sears, Ph.D. Chillon Project
Jason Shepard, M.A, Ph.D. Social Sciences
Richard Shook, M.A., Ph.D. Social Sciences
Daniel Smith, 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
Kaitlyn VanStrien, D.C. Clinics
Stephanie Wakefield, B.A., M.A., Ph.D. Natural Sciences
Ronald Ware, M.B.A. Liberal Studies
Shana Watson, Ph.D. Basic Sciences
Thomas Wuerth, D.C. Clinics


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

Adjunct Faculty

Shahla Abghari, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Basic Sciences
Adejoke Adenekan, M.S., M.P.H., M.D. Natural Sciences
Nidhi Ahuja, M.S., Ph.D. Distance Learning
Mahmoud Al-Kofahi, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Natural Sciences
Sarah Allen, B.A., M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies
Carl Amodio, A.A., B.A., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Michael Amos, B.A., Psy.D. Distance Learning
Daniella Atwell, B.A., M.A. Social Sciences
Ibrahim Bah, B.A., M.S., M.B.A. Liberal Studies
Nora Bonner, B.F.A., M.F.A., M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies
Krista Bridgmon, B.S., M.S., N.Ed. Social Sciences
Dale Brooker, B.S., M.A., Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies
Stacy Carter, B.A., M.P.P.A, Ph.D. Distance Learning
Sudhanva Char, M.S., Ph.D. Nutrition
Eric Clark, D.C., B.S Clincal Science
Matthew D’Alessandro, B.S., Ph.D. Distance Learning
Jason Dew, Ph.D. Distance Learning
Michael Douglas, M.S., D.A.T. Sport Health Science
Karlyn Edgar, M.Ed., S.Ed. Social Sciences
Nicholas Evans, B.Ed., M.S., Ph.D. Sport Health Science
David Fowler, D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Steven Garber, D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Jacob Glazier, Ph.D. Social Sciences
Shannon Good, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Orenthio Goodwin, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Distance Learning
Onurkan Guvensel, S.Ed., Ph.D. Distance Learning
Elsina Hagan, M.S.. Nutrition
Azalea Hancock-Ward, B.S., M.A.T., D.A.T. Sport Health Science
Linda Hanson, B.S., M.A. Distance Learning
Lallie Hayes, M.S., M.B.A Interdisciplinary Studies
John Hoffman, M.S., D.C. Sport Health Science
Paula Inserra, M.S., Ph.D. Distance Learning
Adam Janiak, B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies
Pamela Kimbrough, M.S., Ph.D. Natural Sciences
Jodi Knapton, B.A., M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies
David Koch, D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Joshua Kolonik, B.A., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Andrew Krantz, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Georgianna Laws, M.A.Ed., Ed.D. Distance Learning
Christopher Lee, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Fatima Lim-Wilson, Ph.D. Interdisciplinary Studies
Ashli Linkhorn, B.S., D.C. Sport Health Science
Terence Malloy, J.D. Liberal Studies
Joshua Marcy, M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies
Nicole McCarty, D.C. Sport Health Science
Stacy McQuaide, B.A., M.S. Interdisciplinary Studies
Ray Muhammad, M.S., Ph.D. Liberal Studies
Mercy Navis, M.S. Natural Sciences
Cailin O’Conner-Fitzpatrick, M.S. Interdisciplinary Studies
James Osburn, M.A. Interdisciplinary Studies
Michelle Oz Chiropractic Sciences
David Packer, D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Vivek Penumetcha, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Distance Learning
George Pierce, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Donna-Marie Plummer, M.S., Ed.D. Nutrition
Marjorie Roberts, M.S. Sport Health Science
Timothy Rogers, B.S., D.C. Clinic
Drew Rubin, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Palmer Rubin, M.A. Liberal Studies
Brooke Shriner, M.S., Ph.D. Distance Learning
Brian Shrum, B.S., M.S., D.Sc. Sport Health Science
Roy Sweat, D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Marla Thompson, M.B.A., D.B.A. Liberal Studies
Will Todd, M.Ed., Ed.D Interdisciplinary Studies
Nancy Tress, B.S., Ph.D. Distance Learning
Arcella Trimble, Ph.D. Distance Learning
Geoffrey Vanderpal, D.B.A. Distance Learning
Cory Viehl, Ph.D. Social Sciences
Isabel Wan, D.B.A. Distance Learning
Carol Weideman, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. Distance Learning
Rachel Weimer, B.A, D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Julian Wetterlin, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Rebecca Yaun, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences