May 27, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Academic 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
Shelly Batcher, 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 Barton Cadwallader, D.C. Regional Director of Strategic Outreach
Detrenyona Chester, M.B.A. Director of Admissions Operations
André Clanton, B.A., M.Ed. Director of Student Conduct
Michael Clusserath, B.S., D.C. Associate Dean of Academics, College of Chiropractic
Margaret Cunningham, B.A. Director of Enrollment Events
Erin Dancer, M.B.A. Director of Development
Lydia Dever, B.A., D.C.  Division Chair 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
Mary Catherine Faust, M.S., Ph.D. Assistant Dean, Sport Health Science
Mark Ferdarko, B.S., D.C. Director of the Center of Health and Optimum Performance
Tameka Glass, B.S., M.A. Director of Student Advocacy
Timothy Gross, M.S., D.C.  Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs
Timothy Guest, D.C. Quality Assurance Officer
Kathryn Haag, B.S., D.C Director of Thought Leadership
Genelle Haney, B.S., D.C. Director of Disability Services
Greg Harris, M.M.A., M.B.A. Vice President for University Advancement
Mackel Harris, B.S. Director of Recruitment/Multicultural Affairs
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, B.S., Ed.M., 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. Division Chair of Clinical Sciences
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. Director of Budgets
Erica Michaels, B.A.  Director of Student Recruitment
Jo Anne Miller, B.B.A. Controller
Steven Mirtschink, D.C. Director of Community Outreach Clinics
Nicoly Myles, Ed.D. Director of Academic Support
Lauren Nielsen, B.A. Director of Advancement Services
Jayme Pendergast, B.S. M.S. Director of Athletics
Stella Peterson, M.S., Ph.D. Chief HR Officer
Denise Pickett-Bernard, M.S., PhD. Assistant Dean, Nutrition
Raj Pradhan, M.S. Assistant Dean, Natural Sciences & General Education
Karen Preston, B.B.A., M.L.I.S. Director, Sid E. & Nell K. Williams Library
Michael Pryor, B.S., M.B.A., D.C. Director of Clinical Education
Larry Riddle, B.A. Facilities Management Director
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 Services
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, College of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies
William Spalding-Watson, Ph.D.  Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
Robyn Stanley, M.A., M.S.  Executive Director of Enrollment Services
Zoila Stewart, D.C. Director of Clinical Operations, Costa Rica
Jennifer Stroble, B.S., M.Ed. Director of Student Engagement and Leadership
Stephanie Sullivan, B.S., D.C. Director of the Sid Williams Center for Chiropractic Research
Nakita Swanigan, M.Ed. Director of Enrollment Events
Jennifer Valtos, B.A., M.S. Executive Director of Student Services
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

Life University Faculty

Professor Emeritus

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

Professor

Shahla Abghari, M.S., 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
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. Natural Sciences and General Education
Linda Mullin, B.A., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
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. Clinical Science
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
Salman Afsharpour, Ph.D. Basic Sciences
Mark Amos, B.A., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Fang Bian, Ph.D. Nutrition
Deloss Brubaker, M.S., Ed.D. Sport Health Science
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 and General Education
Susan Esposito, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Donald Fuller, M.S., Ph.D. Sport Health Science
Whitney Fuqua, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Joseph Haezebrouck, D.C. Clinics
Deidre Harrison, M.S., Ph.D. Natural Sciences and General Education
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
Mercy Navis, B.S., M.S. Basic Sciences
Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, M.Th., D. Phil. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Vivek Penumetcha, M.S., Ph.D. Natural Sciences and General Education
Keith Rau, D.C. Sport Health Science
Frank Ruechel, M.Ed., Ph.D. Natural Sciences and General Education
Jerry Schar, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Brian Sheres, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Rick Sherkel, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic 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. Natural Sciences and General Education

Assistant Professor

Russell Andrews, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Stephen Bloomingdale, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Paul Blumsack, D.C. Clinics
Beatrice Borges, B.S. D.C. Clinics
Cara Bradford, D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Blake Bradford, D.C.  Chiropractic Sciences
Nick Bravo, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Kathryn Bruce, M.Sc., Ph.D. Natural Sciences and General Education
Ralph Bucci, D.C. Clinics
Daisy Buckner, B.S., M.S. Natural Sciences and General Education
Cherry Collier, M.S., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Leanne Cupon, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Kelly Dennison, 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
Sean Finnegan, D.C. Clinics
Thomas Flores, M.A., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Gwendolyn Gardner, B.S., D.C. Clinics
Abigail Gonsalves, D.V.M., D.C. Basic Sciences
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 and General Education
Lawrence Hansen, B.A., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Bruce Harman, M.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Kevin Harrison, M.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Charmaine Herman, M.A., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Rebekah Janiak, M.S. Natural Sciences and General Education
Julie Jordan, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
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 and General Education
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
Robin Nelson, B.S., Ph.D. Natural Sciences and General Education
Eric Nicholas, B.A., D.C. Clinics
James Oppenheim, M.P.H., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Dickson Owusu, M.S. Natural Sciences and General Education
Mickey Parsons, M.Ed. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Eric Partin, M.A., D.C. Basic Sciences
Mariana Perosino, B.S., D.C. Clinics
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
Sailaja Pydimarri, M.S. Natural Sciences and General Education
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
Geetha Sridaran, M.S.L.S. Library
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
Sherri Ziomek, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences

Instructor

Jacqueline Hamilton, M.S. Nutrition
James Paul, B.A., M.S. Sport Health Science

Adjunct Faculty

Sarah Allen, M.A. Natural Sciences and General Education
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 and General Education
Paula Billups, M.B.A., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Trent Brumbaugh, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Jon Byrd, D.C. Clinics
Doug Carr, M.S. Nutrition
Christopher Caso, M.S. Sport Health Science
Kelly Cecatto, M.A., Ph.D. Natural Sciences and General Education
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
Rebecca Duffield, D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Gustavo Duran, B.S., M.S. Sport Health Science
Karlyn Edgar, B.S., M.Ed. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Manon Fielding, B.A., D.C. Clinics
Cailin Fitzpatrick, M.S. Natural Sciences and General Education
Petrina Fowler, B.A. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Steven Garber, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Mollie Halle, B.A., J.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Kirk Harris, M.B.A. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Lallie Hayes, M.B.A. Natural Sciences and General Education
John Hoffman, D.C. Sport Health Science
Katrice Hollins, B.A. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Mary Huffstead, M.Ed. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Adam Janiak, B.S. Natural Sciences and General Education
Jodi Knapton, B.A., M.A. Natural Sciences and General Education
Joshua Kolonik, B.A., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Andrew Krantz, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Fatima Lim-Wilson, Ph.D. Natural Sciences and General Education
Ashli Linkhorn, B.S., D.C. Sport Health Science
Fuhua Lu, Ph.D. Natural Sciences and General Education
Joshua Marcy, M.A. Natural Sciences and General Education
Nicole McCarty, M.S., D.C. Sport Health Science
Stacy McQuaide, M.S. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Cynthia Mushett, M.A. Natural Sciences and General Education
Frank Nadspal, M.S., D.C. Clinics
Edward Owens, M.S., B.S., D.C. Center for Chiropractic Research
David Packer, M.B.A., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Melinda Paige, Ed.S., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Marjorie Roberts, B.S., M.S. Sport Health Science
Kenneth Rothacker, M.A. Natural Sciences and General Education
Drew Rubin, B.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Stephanie Sears, M.Th., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Loren Shull, M.Div., Th.M., Ph.D. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Daniel Smith, D.C. Clinics
Mariana Stempien, M.S., D.C. Clinical Sciences
Roy Sweat, D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Marla Thompson, M.B.A. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Julian Wetterlin, B.S., D.C. Chiropractic Sciences
Thomas Wuerth, D.C. Clinics
Kathryn White, B.S., M.S. Positive Human Development and Social Change
Winfield Zehrung, M.S., Ph.D. Natural Sciences and General Education
Faith Zhou, B.S., M.S. Natural Sciences and General Education