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Online Faculty and Staff

Jennifer Alfonso

Online Student Experience Manager

Jennifer Alfonso has an extensive background in customer service. Her professional work history includes her responsibilities as an Insurance Agent, Call Center Manager, Director of Student Life, and now as the Student Success Manager for AHU Online. In this role Jennifer will support the online student journey from prospect through graduation. She has invested eight years at AdventHealth University, involved in various facets of the institution. Jennifer’s 20 years of work experience has shaped her into the customer service specialist that she is. She believes that knowing there is someone who cares can improve anyone’s experience, no matter the situation or circumstance. Jennifer is here to journey through the challenges of life with our online students and to help ensure their completion and success in their respective program.

Atalie Ashley-West, MPH, CPH

Adjunct Professor of Healthcare Administration

Professor Ashley-West is an Associate Professor for the online Master of Healthcare Administration programs, and teaches Managerial Epidemiology and Population Health Management. In 2018, she completed her PhD in Public Affairs - Health Services Management and Research from University of Central Florida. She also holds a Master of Public Health from the University of South Florida (USF) with an emphasis in Community and Family Health. Also from USF, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and certificates in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Professor Ashley-West is certified in Public Health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners and is nationally certified as a Preconception Peer Educator by the HHS Office of Minority Health. Her areas of expertise lie in social determinants of health and health disparities, tax-exempt hospital community benefit requirements, community health needs assessments, and program evaluation methodology.

Jennifer Bagley, MPH, RDMS, RVT, FAIUM, FSDMS

BSIS Adjunct Faculty

Jennifer Bagley is an Adjunct Faculty at AdventHealth University and also serves as a Professor in the Department of Medical Imaging and Radiation Sciences at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. For 15 years, Jennifer has been a sonography program clinic coordinator and the vascular learning concentration coordinator for the OUHSC program. The coursework she teaches or coordinates includes sonography courses as well as core departmental courses in patient care, ethics, and research as well as sonography coursework in vascular, gynecology, small parts, musculoskeletal, liver contrast agent imaging, and biological effects. Jennifer’s 27 publications and 22 invited national, state and local presentations reflect her focus on sonography education and clinical sonography. She has been involved in several original research projects, and the majority of the projects include undergraduate students. Jennifer has served on the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography Board of Directors from 2016-2020. She has participated in various SDMS committees including the continuing education committee, nominating committee, conference management committee, and the research institute task force. She has served as the SDMS Liaison to the AIUM Bioeffects and Safety Committee since 2009. Jennifer is a past winner of the SDMS Distinguished Educator Award as well as a past first and second place winner of the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography’s Kenneth R. Gottesfeld Award. Additionally, she has been designated as a Fellow member in both the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Edith Britton, MA, LMHC, NCC

HBS Adjunct Faculty

Edith Britton is a member of the adjunct faculty at AHU. She teaches psychology courses, including General Psychology, Developmental Psychology, and Abnormal Psychology for eight years. She has a Master's in Counselor Education from Rollins College, a Bachelor's in Psychology from Southeastern University and a graduate certificate in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is currently at work on a PhD in Educational Psychology. In 2015, she was named Adjunct Faculty of the Year. Along with her work as a teacher, Ms. Britton works as a consultant, providing services in areas such as behavioral health and academic success. She also plays the violin.

Heather Burrell, MSN

Nursing Adjunct Faculty

Professor Heather Burrell has been a registered nurses since 1996. She attended Adventist University (formerly Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences) where she earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Nursing and South University when she earned her Masters of Science in Nursing with a focus in Nursing Education. She is currently completing her DNP through Walden University. Professor Burrell is a lead instructor for NRSG 481 Leadership and Management. She also teaches full time at Jamestown Community College. Her background is medical-surgical nursing, perioperative nursing, and education. She has taught nursing at various levels since 2006. She is a member of the ANA, AORN, and on the board of directors for Competency and Credentialing Institution (CCI).

Ernie Bursey, PhD

Professor of Religion

Dr. Ernie Bursey earned his PhD in New Testament Studies at Yale University, where his dissertation topic was Exorcism in the Book of Matthew. He also earned an M.Div. from Andrews University and a Master's in Religious Studies from Yale University. Dr. Bursey has been a faculty member of AdventHealth University since 2001. He is currently is a Professor of Religion in the Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences. The courses he teaches include World Religions for Healthcare Professions, Bioethics, Biblical Studies, Spirituality in Healthcare, Identity and Mission in Faith-based Healthcare, and Role Fidelity and the Exercise of Power. Dr. Bursey won the Educator of the Year award in 2009. He is a member of the Adventist Society for Religious Studies (President, 2000) and the Society of Biblical Literature. He recently completed a commentary on the New Testament book of Romans to be published by Andrews University. Areas of research interest include the Sermon on the Mount, Revelation (NT), and the impact of immigrant religions on American healthcare.

Keith Burton, Ph.D.

Graduate Professor of Religion

Office phone: (407) 303-7747 ext. 110-7545

Email: keith.burton@ahu.edu

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Dr. Keith Augustus Burton is a member of the graduate faculty at AdventHealth University. He previously served as the Founding Director of the Center for Adventist Muslim Relations at Oakwood University and as Chair of the Peace and Social Justice Program at Claremont Lincoln University. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies and Classical Rhetorical Theory from Northwestern University. A former editorial contributor to HuffPost, he has published widely in the areas of social justice, Afro-disaporic religion, and Black culture. He serves on the advisory boards of Adventist Peace Fellowship and the Institute for Pastoral Community Engagement. His interfaith work has been recognized with an “Award of Merit” from the Associated Church Press and the “Rabbi Jeffrey Ballon Memorial Interfaith Award” from the Huntsville Interfaith Mission Service. Most recently, he was named by Christianity Today as one of the top twenty-five religious figures who have shaped African American faith over the past century.

Lynelle Callender, DNP, RN, INS, PHN, MPH, C.

Vice Chair of Online Nursing, Associate Professor

Dr. Callender attended Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with a Minor in Psychology and a Certification in Public Health Nursing. She attended the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in Knoxville, Tennessee where she earned a Master of Public Health Certificate in Public Health Leadership. She later earned a Master of Science in Nursing with an emphasis in Informatics from Walden University in Minnesota, Minneapolis. Dr. Callender currently holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree in Administration with an emphasis in Education from the Ida V. Moffett School of Nursing at Samford University. Currently, she is the Online Nursing Vice-Chair for AdventHealth University Department of Nursing (AHU). She has taught nursing since 2006 in online and face-to-face settings. Prior to coming to AHU Dr. Callender served at Southern Adventist University and Georgia Highlands College. She has served at AHU as the online RN-BSN lead professor, and coordinator for NRSG 365 Nursing Informatics and NRSG 480 Leadership and Management. She is currently an active member of Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI) Honor Society of Nursing, Golden Key International Honor Society, and the Inaugural President of the AHU's STTI Honor Society of Nursing, Chi Upsilon Chapter. Dr. Callender is currently serving as an active board member and Historian for STTI-Chi Upsilon.

Tina Capparelli, BS

Associate Registrar

Tina Capparelli has been a staff member at AdventHealth University (AHU) since 2008. Ms. Capparelli is the Associate Registrar for AHU Online. Ms. Capparelli graduated with her B.S. degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Central Florida. Ms. Capparelli started with AHU in the Office of Enrollment Services as an Enrollment Specialist, before transitioning to the Office of the Registrar as an Assistant Registrar in 2010. Ms. Capparelli joined AHU Online as the Associate Registrar in 2017.

Jennifer Clark, MSN, FNP, RN

MSN Clinical Coordinator

Jennifer Clark is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing, RN-BSN option. The courses she teaches include Health Promotion & Assessment for RNs (NRSG 335) and Gerontological Nursing (NRSG 375). Ms. Clark has a deep background in health promotion and has published papers and presented on topics that include blended learning and interactive instruction. She is a member of the National League of Nursing, Florida Nurses Association, and the Central Florida Nurse Practitioner Council. She earned her BSN from Florida State University and her MSN (Family Nurse Practitioner) from the University of Central Florida.

Carl Cosaert, M.Div., M.A.

HBS Adjunct Faculty

Carl Cosaert has been an adjunct faculty member at the AdventHealth University for nearly fifteen years assisting with online courses in the Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences. His earned graduate degrees include an M.Div. degree from Andrews University; an M.A. from the Nazarene Theological Seminary; and a Ph.D in New Testament and Early Christianity from the University of North Carolina with his dissertation topic focusing on early New Testament Manuscripts. In addition to his adjunct work at the AdventHealth University, he teaches Biblical Studies courses at Walla Walla University. Cosaert has written popular and academic books and articles, and has received a teaching award for his classroom instruction. He has contributed articles to the Andrews Study Bible and has written the commentary on Galatians in the Andrews Bible Commentary, and on 1 and 2 Timothy for the Seventh-day Adventist International Bible Commentary. He is also the assistant New Testament editor for the Andrews Bible Commentary. In addition to his academic studies, Cosaert frequently leads study tours to the Middle East. He is married to Carol, an elementary teacher, and they have three children.

Benita David, DBA

Healthcare Administration Department Chair, Associate Professor

Dr. Benita David earned her DBA from Argosy University, where her research focused on the role of leadership and communication implemented on virtual teams in healthcare. Before earning her DBA, she received an MBA from Valdosta State University and a BS in Biomedical Zoology from Andrews University. Dr. David has been a member of the faculty at AHU since 2009. She has taught classes in business, finance, marketing, and leadership. In 2011, she developed the Master of Healthcare Administration program. Additionally, Dr. David is an active member of American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) and serves on the review panel for Journal of Healthcare Management. She also mentors entrepreneurs to help them develop management and leadership skills as they launch new businesses.

Glenice Debique, PhD

Professor of Sociology

Dr. DeBique is a professor in the Health and Biomedical Sciences Department at AdventHealth University. Her responsibilities include teaching assignments at the undergraduate and graduate levels in the areas of Introduction to Sociology; Multicultural Applications for the Health Sciences; and Cultural and Ethical Considerations for Health Sciences. Dr. DeBique holds credentials in Teacher Education, BSc in Education and MSc in Education in Education, and in 1997, Dr. DeBique received her Ph. D. (Education) from Washington State University. She continues to serve the wider community along with her students in service learning experiences through the IMPACT- Innovative Ministries with Parents, Administrators, Children and Teachers in the Orlando area, in addition to work done with the Orlando Junior Achievement program. Dr. DeBique has had experience in studies abroad program, taking students to West Africa. Dr. DeBique received the President’s Award (WSU) in leadership and service for community work in the Pacific Northwest as well as the Teaching Excellence Award while at WSU. Dr. DeBique is ranked among Who is Who Among America’s Teachers as well as a past member of Phi Delta Kappa Educational organization. Dr. DeBique has been nominated for the Campus Compact: Campus Community Partnership Award for Service Learning, Thomas Ehrlich Civically Engaged Faculty Award (2014 and 16). She also received the Spirituality Award from AHU (2009). Dr. DeBique’s research interests include community engagement initiatives, Teaching and Learning educational practice and theory as well as issues in diversity and cultural constructs.

Stanley Dobias, M.Div, DMin

Vice-Chair of Religion, Director of M.S. in Spiritual Care

Dr. Stanley Dobias has been a pastor, chaplain, and educator for over 23 years, and has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level for over 13 of those years. He obtained his B.S. degree in Secondary Education from Southern Adventist University in 1990, an M.Div. degree in 1994, and Doctor of Ministry degree in 2001 from Andrews University. In 2011, Dr. Dobias completed bioethics coursework at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University and continued his ethics training at Harvard Medical School during the summer of 2013. In 2013, he was awarded Educator of the Year at AHU. He served as a pastor in Knoxville, Tennessee, Cleveland, Tennessee, and Orlando, Florida. He has taught religion classes at Georgia-Cumberland Academy, Washington Adventist University, and currently AdventHealth University.

Nadia Edwin, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Dr. Nadia Edwin is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in the Department of Health and Biomedical Sciences at AdventHealth University. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of the Virgin Islands (St. Thomas campus) and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from Louisiana State University. She completed her postdoctoral studies and served as a National Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Polymers Division at National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dr. Edwin’s research interest includes nanoparticle-polymer dynamics, colloids, bio-inspired materials, polymer and polyelectrolyte dynamics, nanotechnology, hydrogelation of small molecules as well as characterization techniques such as Fluorescence photobleaching recovery, Light scattering, optical microscopy, and other imaging instruments.

Ana Escobar, MBA

MHA Adjunct Faculty

Ana Escobar is an Adjunct Professor who teaches Accounting for AHU's online MHA program. Ms. Escobar's areas of expertise include financial statements analysis as a way to assess past performance, forecast, and plan for future financial growth. She has experience in and knowledge of the complete accounting cycle and has developed and implemented annual operating budgets in accordance with strategic financial master plans. Her research interests include the effects the development and implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards has had on non-profit organizations. She holds a Bachelor's in Management and Accounting from Antillean Adventist University and an MBA in Accounting from Interamerican University of Puerto Rico.

Leesuk Ferencsik, Ph.D., RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

Leesuk Ferencsik earned her PhD in Nursing from Barry University, and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Korea Open University, South Korea, and Master’s degree in Nursing Education from the University of Phoenix. She has been a RN since 1989 and worked in both South Korea and the United States in long-term care facilities, health clinics, and all three levels of care: medical surgical unit, progressive care unit (PCU), and intensive care unit (ICU) in various acute care hospitals. Before she became a nursing faculty at AHU Online, she worked as a clinical nurse educator for a multisystem ICU, Surgical PCU, and Transplant Unit. She has a passion for teaching and learning.

Chris Garrido

Online Admissions Manager

Chris Garrido earned his degree in Business Administration from St. Petersburg College in 2008. He began his career at AHU in 2011 as a campus Enrollment Counselor, serving the needs of the Orlando and Denver campus undergraduate student populations. In 2016, he moved to the Online department where he currently serves as the Admissions Coordinator for all online programs at the University. In this role, he coordinates all aspects of program admission for online undergraduate and graduate programs. Chris also works as a recruiter and has traveled extensively throughout Florida and the Southeast U.S. during his time at the University. Chris brings more than 13 years of admissions and student support experience and he is passionate about helping students achieve their personal and professional goals. Call or Text: (407) 890-8040

Lisa Goolsby, PhD

MHA Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Lisa Goolsby teaches marketing at AHU. Additionally, she is the current CEO for Impact, where she provides clients with direction and insight into marketing research and strategy, and is also the CEO for Wired Coffee Bar, LLC., a growing coffee business. Dr. Goolsby was President of the American Marketing Association, Indiana Chapter, from 1996 to 1997. During her time in that role, the chapter received an Excellence Award for Membership. Dr. Goolsby earned a PhD in Marketing from Northcentral University, an MBA in Marketing from Indiana Wesleyan University and a BBA in Marketing from La Sierra University.

Amanda Hayes, BS, RT(R) (N) (CT), CNMT

Director of Student Experience

Amanda Hayes earned an A.S. degree in Radiography, Certificate of Nuclear Medicine, and B.S. degree in Radiologic Sciences from AdventHealth University (AHU). Ms. Hayes is certified in Radiography (R), Computed Tomography (CT), and Nuclear Medicine (NM) (CNMT) and is an accreditation site evaluator for the Joint Review Committee on Education Programs in Nuclear Medicine Technology (JRCNMT). From building a private imaging center in California to researching advanced imaging techniques in the operating rooms of Ohio, she’s gained a vast range of experience from all over the country. Since joining AHU Online in 2018, Ms. Hayes is dedicated to supporting the needs of online students. With a focus on AHU values, Ms. Hayes leads the students through a successful educational journey.

Jena Heflin, MBA, RT(R)

BSIS Program Director, Assistant Professor

Jena Heflin earned her Associate Degree and Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Sciences from AdventHealth University before earning her MBA in Business Administration from Southern Adventist University. She is a licensed Radiologic Technologist and a Certified Medical Office Manager (CMOM). Jena has experience in managing multiple private physician practices in pediatric oncology and pediatric stem cell transplantation. She serves as the Program Director for the Radiography Program at AdventHealth University.

Georgina Hill, Ph.D.

HBS Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Georgina Hill has been teaching at AHU since 2008. She is also the Director of the Honors Program at Pacific Union College in California. Dr. Hill has focused her career on discovering effective methods of teaching writing to students at all grade levels (elementary through post-secondary). She is dedicated to helping her students become competent writers. She has a PhD in English from Purdue University.

Jason Hines, JD, MA, PhD

Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration

Dr. Jason Hines holds a PhD in Religion, Politics, and Society from Baylor University, as well as an Master's in Religion from the Seminary at Andrews University, a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor's of Science in Political Science from the University of Connecticut. Dr. Hines is an Assistant Professor in Healthcare Administration at AHU. He teaches courses in the MHA program, including Identity and Mission, Ethical and Legal Aspects of Healthcare, and Healthcare Policy and Politics. Before making the move to academia, he was a litigator for five years in Philadelphia and spent seven years leading seminars on constitutional law and religious liberty at churches.

Dusanka Hristic, MSN

Associate Professor of Nursing

Professor Dusanka Hristic came to this campus in 1995 as a faculty for Southern Adventist University. As the BSN nursing was acquired by AdventHealth University in 1998, Dusanka Hristic became a full time faculty believing that her role as a nursing professor is to prepare registered nurses to provide holistic health care to individuals, families, and communities. Ms. Hristic would like her students to have the opportunity to learn how to best care for the communities where they live. Ms. Hristic received her master’s degree in nursing from Loma Linda University. She has presented and attended numerous national and international conferences focusing on various aspects of the nursing profession. Some of the professional organizations Ms. Hristic is a member of include: the National League for Nursing, the American Nurses Association, the American Public Health Association, the Florida Association of Public Health Nurses, and Sigma Theta Tau – International Honor Society of Nursing. Ms. Hristic loves art and she enjoys cooking and sewing.

Kristin James, RT(R)(VI)

BSIS Adjunct Faculty

Kristin James serves as adjunct faculty for the Vascular Interventional (VI) Radiography Program at AHU. She is an alumna of AHU, graduating with her degree in Radiography in 2012. She is certified by the ARRT in Radiography and Vascular Interventional Radiography. Ms. James works as an Interventional Radiology Technologist at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, FL, specializing in neurology, body, and vascular surgery cases. She also serves as a clinical instructor for VI students at Mayo Clinic. Ms. James’ experience working at a level one trauma center and training students in interventional radiology allows her to offer robust, current knowledge to her online students.

Arlene L. Johnson, PhD, MSN

Professor, FNP Coordinator

Arlene LuValle Johnson completed her doctoral studies at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2006. Her area of specialty is sleep deprivation, error and psychomotor performance among nurses who work the night. She completed her master’s in Nursing at the University of California Los Angeles as a Nurses Practitioner. She is product of Adventist education, having graduated with her associate degree in Nursing from Oakwood and her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Southern Adventist University. Dr. Johnson is published in the Journal of Nursing Administration and the Journal of Occupational Health Nursing.

Juleun A. Johnson, DMin

Adjunct Professor in Spiritual Care

Dr. Juleun A. Johnson serves as a Director of Mission and Ministry in the Central Florida Division of AdventHealth. He is also Lead Chaplain of AdventHealth Celebration. He is a graduate of Oakwood University. B.A in Ministerial Theology, Andrews University, Masters of Divinity. He completed his Association for Clinical Pastoral Education internship and residency (4 Units) at University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital in Birmingham, AL. He is a graduate Claremont School of Theology with a Doctorate in Spiritual Care and Counseling. His dissertation was entitled Pastors As Caring Bridge Builders in Healthcare Settings: End of Life Care Education for Pastors and Community Clergy. Prior to his current assignment he was a staff chaplain at AdventHealth Orlando. He has served as a senior pastor, adjunct professor and serves on several hospital committees. He has served as an adjunct professor at Gulf Coast State College, AdventHealth University and as doctoral advisor at Denver Seminary. He has taught courses on Ethics for Nursing and Allied Health, Identity and Mission in Faith Based HealthCare, Role Fidelity and The Exercise of Power, and World Religions. He is a board member of the Interfaith Council of Central Florida. He is a member of the AdventHealth Bioethics Committee. He is a member of the 2nd Cohort of the AdventHealth Corporate Executive Leadership Program. His research interests include grief, resilience, and end of life care.

Danielle Julian, M.S.

Adjunct Professor in Robotic Surgery

Danielle Julian, M.S., is the director of education and research at AdventHealth Nicholson Center. In her current position she designs, coordinates, delivers and evaluates education and training programs for learners in healthcare. Her current research focuses on robotic surgery simulation and effective surgeon training. Her projects include intelligent tutoring system, rapid prototyping of surgical education devices, and the evaluation of robotic simulation systems. She is a certified instructor for surgical robotics courses delivered to surgeons and OR staff members. Her background includes research in Human Factors and learning and training to enhance the higher-order cognitive skills of military personnel. She is currently a Ph.D. student in Modeling and Simulation at the University of Central Florida where she previously earned an M.S. in Modeling and Simulation, Graduate Simulation Certificate in Instructional Design, and a B.S. in Psychology.

Barbara (Bobbi) Konter, MHA, RT(R)

BSIS Adjunct Faculty

Bobbi Konter is an Adjunct Instructor for the online Radiologic Sciences Program at AHU. She teaches Medical Imaging in the Digital Environment (IMAG485). The course explores computing fundamentals and places emphasis on the function of department leadership as it relates to the use of advanced imaging concepts currently in use in healthcare. She is a registrant of the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists, a licensed Certified Radiologic Technologist in the State of Florida, and a member of the American Society of Radiologic Technologists. She has a Master's in Healthcare Administration from Ashworth University and a Bachelor's in Radiologic Sciences from AdventHealth University.

Oleg Kostyuk, Ph.D.

Assistance Professor of Religion

Oleg Kostyuk, native of Ukraine, is an assistant professor of religion. Oleg's primary areas of interest are Jesus research, World Religions, spirituality, and philosophy of emotions. Oleg is passionate about the connections between the academic study of religion, spirituality and what it means to engage the challenges and opportunities of living in the 21st century. His earned graduate degrees include an MA in religious studies from University of Wales (Newbold College), United Kingdom and a PhD in New Testament Studies from Andrews University, Michigan. His PhD dissertation deals with biblical narrative in the light of cognitive theories of emotions. Oleg authored a number of academic and professional articles. He is a contributor to SDA International Biblical Theological Dictionary. He is a member of the Society of Biblical Literature and the Adventist Society for Religious Studies. Oleg was a host of Cross Connection, an interactive Bible program on Hope Channel. Oleg is a co-creator and a co-host of Revolutionary, a 10-part series that seeks to explore Jesus of the 1st century and his impact on the 21st century world. In addition to his academic and professional life, Oleg’s hobbies are endurance sports, marathons, ultra-marathons, and Ironman competitions. Oleg is married to Julia, Family Nurse Practitioner, and they have two daughters, Elise and Kate. Spending time with them brings Oleg the greatest joy.

Andy Lampkin, PhD

Associate Professor of Bioethics

Office phone: (407) 303-7747 ext. 609-1583

Email: andy.lampkin@ahu.edu

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Dr. Lampkin is an Associate Professor of Bioethics in the Health and Biological Sciences Department. In 2000, he earned a Ph.D. degree from Vanderbilt University in the program, Religion, Ethics, and Society. He has focused much of his academic career on the intersections of Christian faith, health care, public health, and social justice. Prior to joining the faculty at AHU, Dr. Lampkin served on the faculty of Oakwood University where he taught Christian Ethics and Social Ethics from 1999 to 2006. While at Oakwood University he served on the Faculty Senate and was chair of the Judiciary committee. In 2006 he accepted a faculty appointment at Loma Linda University where he taught until 2017. While at Loma University he served on the Institutional Review Board from 2006 – 2017 and the Research Conflict of Interest Committee for nearly a decade. Dr. Lampkin has received funding from the NIH to better understand the Barriers to Health Research Among African American Seventh-day Adventists. Additionally, he has served as an advisor and consultant to Adventist Health Study II, a nationwide longitudinal study. In addition to teaching he works at the intersection of academic bioethics and practical bioethics serving on the Florida Hospital’s Ethics committee and chairs AdventHealth University’ Institutional Review Board.

Alanna Lipschutz

Online Student Experience Manager

Alanna Lipschutz has an M.A. degree in Mental Health Counseling from Rollins College, and a B.S. degree is Psychology from the University of Cenral Florida. Alanna has gained experience in higher education, working and collaborating with Seminole State College, Rollins College, and University of Central Florida. Her various higher education experiences have allowed her to positively impact student educational journeys and successfully support AHU online students.

Christopher Litten, PhD

Professor of English

Dr. Christopher Litten earned a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction and Rhetoric from the University of Maryland. Prior to that, he earned a Master's in Literature, with a focus on Medieval/Renaissance Literature and American Literature from the University of Maryland and a Bachelor's in English and Secondary Education from Columbia Union College. He has been on the faculty at AHU since 1999 and teaches literature and fine art classes Prior to teaching at the post-secondary level, Dr. Litten taught middle school students for three years. He has also taught fine arts, writing, and literature classes at Columbia Union College and was the director of the Washington Experience program. He volunteers as a docent at the Orlando Museum of Art (OMA). He combines his expertise in art with collaboration with AHU professors and the development of curriculum development that includes tours of the OMA and a focus on the enhancement of observation and empathetic skills.

Rhadames Lizardo, PhD

Professor of Finance, Accounting, and Economics

Dr. Radhamés Lizardo earned his PhD in finance from the University of Texas-PA. Prior to that, he received an MBA from Inter-American University of Puerto Rico, as well as a Master’s in Accounting (MSA) from the University of North Texas. He earned a Bachelor's in Accounting (BSA) from Antillean Adventist University. Dr. Lizardo is a Professor of Finance, Accounting, and Economics at AHU. Additionally, he is a CPA in Florida and has extensive professional experience in accounting, taxes, auditing, and finance. He has had articles published in the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money, the Cato Journal, the Journal of International Trade and Economic Development, Global Economy Journal, Energy Economics, and Business Studies.

Janis Lowry, MA

Associate Professor, Philosophy of Healthcare Coordinator

Janis Lowry is an Associate Professor who teaches two online courses at AHU, World Civilization and World Religions for the Healthcare Professions. She also teaches and manages the adjuncts in RELP 102/103 Philosophy of Healthcare, a course that takes an interdisciplinary approach to introducing students to the University. The course helps students construct their healthcare philosophy, with an emphasis on being a caregiver in a faith-based setting. Ms. Lowry's undergraduate work was done primarily in Europe at Newbold College. Her areas of study were French, English, and History. She began teaching at Stanborough School and upon returning to North America taught in Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia. Her Master’s degree is from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.

Roy Lukman, PhD

Professor of Research and Statistics

Office phone: (407) 303-7747 ext. 303-8520

Email: Roy.Lukman.PhD@ahu.edu

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Dr. Roy Lukman earned a PhD in Educational Psychology from Andrews University, with a concentration in research and measurements. He also earned a Master's in Educational Psychology and Counseling from Andrews University and a Bachelor's of Science in Behavioral Science from Atlantic Union College. Dr. Lukman has been at AHU since 2010 and is currently a professor and the Director of Institutional Effectiveness. He serves as the Chair of the Scientific Review Committee for the University, which consults on research design and statistical analysis for both faculty and students at AHU. Additionally, he has co-authored a number of articles, including "A Randomized, Single-Blinded Pilot Study Evaluating Use of Laparoscope or a Cystoscope for Cystoscopy During Gynecologic Surgery," which was published in the Journal of Minimally Invasive Gynecology in 2012.

J. Scott Magnuson, MD

Adjunct Professor in Robotic Surgery

Dr. Magnuson is board certified in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery and a pioneer in the field of robotic surgery for the head and neck. He is the founding partner of AdventHealth Medical Group Otolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery at Celebration, Medical Director of Head and Neck Surgery at AdventHealth Orlando and Chief Medical Officer of the AdventHealth Nicholson Center. A specialist in treating patients with tumors or cancer of the head and neck, he is dedicated to ongoing research, clinical trials and the training of other surgeons in this field. Together with his medical team, he provides unsurpassed expertise in head and neck reconstruction following cancer surgery. Dr. Magnuson has published numerous articles on Trans Oral Robotic Surgery (TORS) and is a current professor of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the University of South Florida College of Medicine. He previously served as an associate professor and residency program director of otolaryngology – head and neck surgery at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where he completed both his internship in general surgery and his residency in otolaryngology while earning multiple awards for excellence in teaching and research. Dr. Magnuson received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston and is a Fellow of both the American College of Surgeons and the Triological Society (also known as the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society).

Gretchka Mair-Hernandez, M.S.

HBS Adjunct Faculty

Gretchka Mair-Hernandez has been an adjunct faculty at AHU since 2011. She teaches Anatomy & Physiology and Sectional Anatomy. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Liberty University and a Master of Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo. At Roswell Park Cancer Institute she completed her cancer research work on Autophagy and Genomic Instability.

Kim McManus, PhD

MHA Adjunct Faculty

Dr. McManus has been an Adjunct Instructor at AHU since 2013, when she joined the staff of Florida Hospital. She currently consults internally with Adventist Health System’s eight-campus Florida Hospital network and is an expert facilitator for large and complicated projects, providing support for the integration of organizational cultures and business priorities among stakeholders with diverse interests. Dr. McManus is adept in the tools and techniques of project and change management, and an authority on the development of team effectiveness to support successful achievement of business objectives. She holds professional credentials from organizations such as Development Dimensions International (DDI), Prosci, Inc., and the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL). She has a PhD from George Washington University School of Business.

Anastasia Miller, Ph.D.

MHA Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Miller holds a Ph.D. in Public Affairs, Health Services Management and Research Track from the University of Central Florida. She also obtained a Bachelor’s in Economics from the University of New Mexico, a Master's in Economics and a Master's in Health Informatics from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis. Dr. Miller has work experience in a wide range of healthcare fields, including previously carrying out work as a Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician, a Pharmacy Technician, and a Tissue Recovery Technician. She contributes these wide-ranging experiences as formative to her interest in non-traditional fields’ impact on public health and the healthcare sector. Although she has participated in research on a wide-range of public health subjects, her main focus is on the daily work experiences of first responders.

Kelly Mumbert, MBA, RVT, RDCS

BSIS Adjunct Faculty

Kelly Mumbert earned a bachelor's degree and a master's degree from the University of Central Florida. She is an Associate Professor at AHU, where she has taught since 2012. Additionally, Ms. Mumbert is certified in adult echocardiography, vascular technology, and in pediatric echocardiography. She is a member of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography and the American Society of Echocardiography (ASE). She is a reviewer for the JDMS, serves on the SDMS CME committee, and speaks at national and local society meetings.

Leanna Neubrander, M.H.Sc., RT(R)(CT)

Executive Director of Academic Operations, Associate Professor

Leanna Neubrander earned her Associate Degree in Radiography and Bachelor of Science Degree in Radiologic Sciences from AdventHealth University, as well as a Master of Health Sciences with a concentration in Higher Education from Nova Southeastern University. She has a been a member of the faculty at AHU since 2006. She is the lead instructor for the computed tomography (CT) courses in the BS Imaging Sciences program. More recently, she served as the Director for AHU Online. Ms. Neubrander currently serves as the Executive Director of Academic Operations. In addition to being certified and proficient in radiography and CT, Ms. Neubrander has training in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). She is a member of American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) and Association of Educators in Imaging and Radiologic Sciences (AEIRS). She has also served as an Item Exam Writer for the CT Certification Examination administered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) and currently serves on the CT Exam Review Committee at the ARRT as the educator representative. Due to her research and publication on tailoring instructional strategies to each student's level of clinical experience, she received the AHU Merit Award for Scholarship in 2012.

Alicia Patterson, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Religion

Alicia Patterson, Assistant Professor at AdventHealth University, is the lead professor for the Jesus and Contemporary Society and Issues in Grieving and Loss courses as well as Introduction to Spiritual Disciplines and Women of the Bible. Previously she was an adjunct religion professor at Southern Adventist University and has also served as a pastor, church planter, and life coach. Professor Patterson earned her B.A. in English Literature at the University of Tennessee in 1990 and her M.A. in Religion at Andrews University in 2001. She recently helped develop a program for grieving young adults at New Hope for Kids here in Orlando. Her research interests include the relationship between grief and compassion in the healthcare professional and the impact of time spent in nature on those grieving. Professor Patterson is the wife of a local pastor and the mother of three sons and one daughter. She is passionate about communicating God's Word to people of all ages and igniting a desire to be in the Word for themselves.

Deziree Rada, MHSc, RDMS, RVT

Program Director for Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Assistant Professor

Deziree Rada earned an MHSc in Higher Education from Nova Southeastern University. Prior to that, she earned a Bachelor's in Health Sciences from Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences and an Associate in Diagnostic Medical Sonography from Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences. She joined the faculty of the Sonography program at AHU in 2012 and became the Program Director for Diagnostic Medical Sonography in 2017. Ms. Rada is registered in abdomen, obstetrics/gynecology, breast, and vascular technology and has worked with the Florida Health System as a general sonographer since 2006. She is a member of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) and the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS).

Amanda Raffenaud, PhD, MS-HSA

Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration

Amanda Raffenaud received her Doctorate in Public Affairs, in the Health Management and Research Track, from the University of Central Florida. During her Doctorate program, she completed research related to the healthcare work environment, work-and-family conflict, and health information technology. Prior to earning her PhD, she completed both a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in Health Services Administration. She has more than 12 years’ experience teaching health care administration courses and joined the faculty at AHU in 2016. Additionally, she has published articles in Healthcare Management Science, the Journal of Healthcare Management, and the Health Informatics Journal, and has contributed to several health administration textbooks. She has presented her research findings at many local and national health care conferences.

Ramona Reynolds, MDiv, MHA, BCC, ACPE-CE

Executive Director for Ministry Education and Research, AdventHealth; Center for Ministry Education and Research, AHU

Ramona is a native of Kentucky and a graduate of University of Kentucky, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and AdventHealth University. In addition to working in marketing and journalism, Ramona has served in ministry as a middle school teacher, case manager for homeless and runaway teenagers. Ramona began her chaplaincy ministry as a CPE Student at Florida Hospital (now AdventHealth) and continued in ministry and education at Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, TX. Ramona returned to Florida Hospital (now AdventHealth) where she was trained and certified as an ACPE Educator. Ramona has been involved in pastoral education ministry at AdventHealth since 2007. She and her husband have one son.

Marlon Robinson, PhD, LMFT-S, AAMFT-S, BCC

Adjunct Professor in M.S. In Spiritual Care

Dr. Marlon Robinson is a Clinical Fellow and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. He is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Board Approved Supervisor, and a Board-Certified Chaplain with the Association of Professional Chaplains. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and Master of Divinity from Northern Caribbean University and Andrews University, respectively. He received both a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy in Marriage and Family Therapy from St. Mary’s University of San Antonio. He has been published in The Family Journal, Journal of Applied Christian Leadership, Family Therapy Magazine, and Ministry, International Journal for Pastors. His most recent paper was the lead article for Ministry, International Journal for Pastors, and it was entitled “The Pastor’s Mental Health and the COVID-19 Pandemic.” He is a peer reviewer for the Journal of Marriage and Family Review and the Journal of Relational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy. He has received several awards and recognitions including the 2017 Doctoral Student Achievement Award from the Texas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Robinson is an inductee of both Sigma Alpha Pi and Delta Kappa.

Lynn Rowe, PhD, RN

Associate Professor of Nursing

Office phone: (407) 303-7747 ext. 110-1158

Email: Lynn.Rowe@ahu.edu

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Dr. Lynn Rowe is an Associate Professor in the Department of Nursing. She currently teaches Pathopharmacology in the online RN-BSN program. Beginning in the summer of 2018, she will teach the Theoretical Foundations course for the online RN-MSN program. Dr. Rowe has nine years of experience in adult critical care, with a focus on multisystem intensive care patients, plus 12 years’ experience as a clinical specialist for critical care and three years of experience as a nurse educator of multisystem and neurological services. She is currently a Nurse Research Scientist at Florida Hospital. Dr. Rowe earned her PhD in the Philosophy of Nursing from the University of Arizona, an MSN from the University of Phoenix, and a BSN from Florida State University.

Ghassan Salameh, Ed.D.

MHA Adjunct Faculty

Salameh Ghassan is an adjunct faculty member for the online Master of Healthcare Administration programs and teaches courses in management. Dr. Ghassan received his Doctorate of Education degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Tennessee State University. He also holds an MBA in Finance and Financial Management Services from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Jacksonville State University.

Deena Slockett, EdD, RT(R)(M)

SVP for Operational Strategy & Learning, Professor

Deena L. Slockett, MBA, EdD has spent over 20 years providing service and instruction in the areas of Radiologic Sciences, Business, Finance, Leadership, and Organizational Strategies for AdventHealth University. She started her career in the clinical arena and later served as the Vice-Chair of the Department of Radiologic Sciences and professor for many traditional and online courses in radiologic sciences, business and healthcare administration. More recently, she served as the Chief Operations Officer for AHU Online. Dr. Slockett currently serves as the Senior Vice President for Operational Strategy and Learning. Dr. Slockett earned a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration from Barry University, a Master of Business Administration from Webster University, and a Doctor of Education in Organizational Leadership from Pepperdine University. Her research in servant leadership focuses on physicians and their perceived work-life satisfaction. Dr. Slockett has presented her findings to audiences at the local, national and international platforms. She is an active speaker for topics on blended and online education technologies. Her career as a scholar, teacher, speaker, consultant and entrepreneur spans fields as diverse as radiologic sciences, educational technologies, small business, and succession planning. As an invited participant in focus groups, textbook manuscript reviews and as a review panelist for several international conferences Dr. Slockett is able to contribute to a broad scope of education and business practices.

Steven St. Onge, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

Graduate Nursing Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Steve St. Onge is a graduate of the Albany College of Pharmacy, where he obtained a Doctorate of Pharmacy and also a graduate of Endicott College, obtaining a MBA in Healthcare Management. Dr. St. Onge has a decade of experience as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in the Medical Intensive Care Unit of multiple academic medical centers. In clinical practice, Dr. St. Onge's primary duties have included rounding with the multidisciplinary healthcare team, as well as the didactic and clinical instruction of medical and pharmacy residents. Dr. St. Onge holds a faculty appointment at AdventHealth University, where he teaches in both the Departments of Nursing and Nurse Anesthesia, along with clinical faculty appointments at the University of Florida and Albany College of Pharmacy. For the last 4 years, Dr. St. Onge has split his time between clinical practice and drug development in the pharmaceutical sector. Dr. St. Onge is currently the Director of Medical Science at Paratek Pharmaceuticals. At Paratek, Dr. St. Onge is responsible for the education of healthcare providers, investigator-initiated research,the recruitment and execution of clinical trails and medical strategy. Dr. St. Onge has been co-author on several peer-reviewed publications, presented clinical research at dozens of national conferences and delivered numerous continuing medical education presentations on topics related to critical care pharmacology. Dr. St. Onge's research interests include: hemodynamic instability, agitation and delirium, antimicrobial resistance and bleeding reversal agents.

Lukus Staup, BS, RT (R) (MR)

BSIS Adjunct Faculty

Lukus Staup earned his associate and bachelor's degrees from AdventHealth University. He is a Clinical Instructor in Imaging Sciences at AHU, where he teaches MRI and diagnostic x-Ray courses. Mr. Staup has worked in MRI for the past 11 years.

Tammy Jo Stearns, MS, RDMS, RVT, RT(R), FSDMS

BSIS Adjunct Faculty

Ms. Stearns is an Adjunct Faculty for AHU's Online B.S. in Imaging Sciences Program - Sonography Track. She teaches Diagnostic Imaging and Advanced Specialties in Sonography. Additionally, Ms. Stearns is the President of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (SDMS) (2017-2019) and was the President-Elect for the SDMS (2015-2017). She served two terms on the Board of Directors for the SDMS and six terms on the Government Relations Committee. She is a member of the Heartbeat International Medical Advisory Committee. She has a Master's in Administrative Studies with an emphasis in Communication, a Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Technology, and certificates in Diagnostic Medical Sonography and Radiologic Technology.

Zdravko Stefanovic, PhD

Professor of Religion

Dr. Stefanovic is a Professor of Religion at AHU. He has studied in Croatia, France, and the U.S., focusing on biblical languages and interpretation. Dr. Stefanovic has contributed articles to the Anchor Bible Dictionary, New Interpreter's Bible Dictionary, Andrews Study Bible and Andrews Bible Commentary. He wrote "The Aramaic of Daniel in the Light of Old Aramaic," which was published by Sheffield Academic Press, England. "Wisdom to the Wise," a commentary on the book of Daniel, was published by Pacific Press in 2007. Prior to joining the faculty at AHU, he taught at Walla Walla University and at various universities in the Asian-Pacific region.

Veon Stewart, EdD

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Dr. Stewart serves as an Assistant Professor of Mathematics, specializing in algebra and statistics. She obtained her Master’s and Doctoral Degrees in Mathematics Education from Florida State University and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Mathematics from Northern Caribbean University, formerly West Indies College. Dr. Stewart is a member of the American Mathematics Association of Teachers of Two-year Colleges (AMATYC) and National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). She has been teaching mathematics for over 30 years and presented across the country on various topics in mathematics and education.

Andrea Stewart-Adams, MN, ARNP/CRNP

Nursing Adjunct Faculty

Ms. Stewart-Adams is an Adjunct Instructor who teaches Nursing Informatics courses for AHU's online RN-BSN program. Her areas of specialty include cardiology, adult health, emergency medicine, and hospital medicine. She holds an MN in Adult Nurse Practitioner from the University of Florida, certification from the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, a BSN from Fitchburg State College, and an RN Diploma from the Burbank Hospital School of Nursing.

Shelly-Ann Taylor, MS

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

Shelly-Ann Taylor is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at AHU. She joined the faculty in 2011 and currently teaches Elementary Statistics, Introduction to Applied Statistics, Calculus I, and Pre-Calculus in addition to a myriad of algebra courses. Ms. Taylor earned her B.S. in Mathematics from Northern Caribbean University, Jamaica and earned a Master's in Applied Mathematics from the Florida Institute of Technology. As a member of the American Mathematical Society, she volunteers as a judge for the undergraduate mathematics poster competition as one of her most treasured activities. As an educator who pursues her research interests in Probability and Stochastic Processes, as well as, Financial Mathematics, she would like her students to develop the aptitude and appreciation for mathematics, and realize how mathematics can be applied in their respective fields.

Elizabeth Thazhmon, MBBS

HBS Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Thazhmon earned an MBBS (equivalent of MD in the U.S.) from the Armed Forces Medical College, University of Pune in India. She is the Lead Faculty for Online Medical Terminology and Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology. She is currently adjunct faculty at AHU, where she teaches Anatomy & Physiology (Introduction & A&P I) and Medical Terminology. She has also taught A&P II & Pathophysiology. Dr. Thazhmon served as a medical officer in the Army, in the rank of Captain. She is a member of the Indian Medical association and the Qatar Medical Association. She moved to the U.S. in 2007, when she began a career in education. She also works as an online missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ.

Elizabeth Thomason, BSRS, RT(R)(CT)

BSIS Adjunct Faculty

Elizabeth Thomason graduated from Florida Hospital College of Health Sciences, now AdventHealth University, with her A.S in Radiography, and continued to complete her Bachelor’s in Radiologic Sciences. In 2012, she became certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT) in Computed Tomography (CT). Ms. Thomason has multiple years of radiography and CT experience, both in didactic and clinical settings. She continues to work in the field of CT, enabling her to keep up with current imaging trends. Ms. Thomason how teaches in the Radiography and CT programs at AHU, and mentors students in the clinical setting.

Allison (Misti) Tuppeny MSN, APRN ,CNS, CCRN, CNRN, CCNS

Nursing Adjunct Faculty

Ms. Tuppeny is a member of AHU's online faculty in the RN-BSN program. She has taught Pathophysiology, Pharmacology, Pathopharmacology, Community Health, and Physical Assessment Validation. Additionally, Ms. Tuppeny is a member of the AANN Educational Provider Committee, AACN and NACNS member. She was a 2012 Finalist in the March of Dimes Nurse of the Year for Advanced Practice in the Orlando area, received the 2012 Excellence in Nursing Education Award for Florida Hospital, and was awarded the University of Central Florida (UCF) Outstanding Alumni Educator for 2018. She earned a Post-Master's Certificate in Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Central Florida, an MSN from the University of Phoenix, and a BSN from the University of Central Florida. She is a nationally certified critical care nurse (CCRN), certified neuroscience nurse (CNRN), and a certified clinical nurse specialist (CCNS).

Seemi Usmani, M.Phil.

HBS Adjunct Faculty

Since 2008, Dr. Usmani has been teaching graduate level Advanced Pathophysiology and undergraduate Anatomy & Physiology II for AHU. She obtained her Master of Philosophy in Pathology from Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center in Karachi, Pakistan, and holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degree from Rawalpindi Medical College in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Dr. Usmani is also a volunteer faculty at the University of Central Florida, College of Medicine in the Anatomy and Pathology Departments. Prior to this, for around eleven years, Dr. Usmani worked as a Histopathologist and taught Pathology in medical colleges in Pakistan. She is passionate about teaching and the opportunities to learn that the act of teaching provides.

Ann Vining, EdD

HBS Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Ann Vining has been teaching mathematics at AHU since 1993. In 2009, Dr. Vining served as the Director of Institutional Effectiveness and Accreditation at AHU. She returned to teaching in 2011 and became the Chair of the Health and Biomedical Sciences Department that same year. She has since retired from that position, but continues to teach for the online programs. Dr. Vining has an EdD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Central Florida, a Master's in Mathematics Education from the University of Wisconsin, and a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Southern Adventist University.

Dixie Dolores Whited, BS

HBS Adjunct Faculty

Ms. Whited has been working at AHU for 10 years. She facilitates the Technical Writing and Healing Words courses, under the direction of Dr. Christopher Litten. She has a Bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in English and Psychology from the New York Institute of Technology. Her areas of expertise are writing and editing. She has worked as a newspaper reporter and a magazine editor for a variety of publications, and she currently edits a quarterly magazine Ms. Whited has written two books at the request of the Seventh-day Adventist Church: God's Amazing Creation, and Raising Godly Children in an Ungodly World. She is also a professional writer for the City of Front Royal.

Cara Henri Wright, Esq.

MHA Adjunct Faculty

Cara Henri Wright has Bachelor's degrees in English and History. In 2008, she earned her Juris Doctorate. She is an Adjunct Instructor in the online MHA program at AHU, where she teaches Legal Aspects of Healthcare. She is eligible to practice law in Florida, Michigan, and Texas. Her areas of expertise include personal injury, medical malpractice, and health law.

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