One of the most important strengths of the School of Health Professions is our exceptional faculty and staff. Our people are highly motivated and, themselves, answering the calling of their lives. They have deep professional experience, but equally as important, they are enthusiastic, passionate teachers — their commitment will make your time at Samford richer by far. 

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School of Health Professions Faculty and Staff

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April Allen
Assistant to the Dean
WS-2A44A CHS Building 2
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Victoria E. Allen, CFRE
Senior Advancement Officer
College of Health Sciences
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Kelly Atkins, Ph.D., D.P.T., PT
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
2157 CHS Building 2
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Christopher Ballmann, Ph.D., FACSM
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
2G15A CHS Building 2
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Courteney L. Benjamin, Ph.D., CSCS
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
2A48 CHS Building 2
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C. Scott Bickel, Ph.D., PT
Professor, Director of Scholarship and Service, Director of Office for Faith and Health
Department of Physical Therapy
2159 CHS Building 2
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Dana Daniel Blake, D.P.T., PT, OCS, MTC
Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education
Department of Physical Therapy
2156 CHS Building 2
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Andrea Bowens, D.P.T., PT, OCS
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
2158 CHS Building 2
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Steven K. Boydstun
University Attorney
CHS Building 1
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Brad W. Cantley, M.S.P.A.S., PA-C
Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
2A28 CHS Building 2
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Christina M. Carrier
Administrative Assistant III
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
2A25 CHS Building 2
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R. Mark Caulkins, M.D., D.P.T.
Assistant Professor
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
2A27 CHS Building 2
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Matthew P. Ford, Ph.D., PT
Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
2152 CHS Building 2
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Abby Haley, M.S.
Academic Advisor
2A41 CHS Building 2
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Heather Hallman, MSPAS, PA-C
Assistant Professor
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
2A26 CHS Building 2
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Paul M. Harrelson, M.P.A.S., PA-C
Assistant Professor, Chair and Program Director
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
2A31 CHS Building 2
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Stacy Harrison, M.S. Ed
Academic Advisor
Office of Enrollment Management and Student Services
2A40 CHS Building 2
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Robert W. Hensarling, Ed.D., LAT, ATC
Professor and Director, Office of Interprofessional Education
2A46 CHS Building 2
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John B. Hurt, M.P.A.S., PA-C
Assistant Professor and Director of Academics and Curriculum
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
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Peyton Huston
Business Manager
1474 CHS Building 1
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Allison Jackson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
2G31 CHS Building 2
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Kelly Jackson, M.S. CCC-SLP
Instructor and Lab Coordinator
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
2128 CHS Building 2
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Aaron L. Johnson, Au.D., CCC-A
Assistant Professor and Audiology Director of Clinical Education
Communication Sciences and Disorders
2124 CHS Building 2
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Margaret L. Johnson, SLP.D., CCC-SLP
Professor and Chair
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
2133 CHS Building 2
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Wes Johnson, DHSc, MSPAS, PA-C, CPAAPA
Assistant Professor
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
2A29 CHS Building 2
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Alan P. Jung, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
2A47 CHS Building 2
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Carol L. Koch, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Professor and M.S.-SLP Program Director
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
2131 CHS Building 2
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Thomas J. Kopec, Ph.D., LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
2G33 CHS Building 2
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Janis La Velle
Administrative Assistant
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
2130 CHS Building 2
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Michelle Little
Administrative Assistant
Department of Physical Therapy
2151-C CHS Building 2
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Mallory Marshall, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology
2A49 CHS Building 2
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Patrick Marsh, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
2G34 CHS Building 2
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Justin Moody, Ph.D., LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
2G15B CHS Building 2
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Joseph Pederson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Sport Administration Program Coordinator
Department of Kinesiology
2G32 CHS Building 2
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Kathryn Petit, M.Ed.
Administrative Assistant
Department of Kinesiology
WS-2A44 CHS Building 2
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John Petrella, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Kinesiology
2A45 CHS Building 2
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Maegan Powell, D.P.T., PT
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
2157 CHS Building 2
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Laura S. Promer, M.S., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
2125 CHS Building 2
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Rebecca Rogers, M.S.
Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Kinesiology Labs
Department of Kinesiology
2G14 CHS Building 2
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Sara Roman, M.S.E.
Marketing and Communication Manager
School of Health Professions and Moffett & Sanders School of Nursing
1319 CHS Building 1
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Chris Roper
Manager of Technology Services
2203 CHS Building 2
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Sarah Ross, D.P.T., PT, GCS, CEEAA
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
2156 CHS Building 2
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Hollea A.M. Ryan, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A
Assistant Professor and DAUD Program Director
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
2132 CHS Building 2
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William Scogin, Sc.D., D.P.T., OCS, COMT
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
2159 CHS Building 2
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Sarah H. Szynkiewicz, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
2128 CHS Building 2
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Karen Thatcher, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
2129 CHS Building 2
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Molly Timothy
Graduate Recruitment Coordinator
2148 CHS Building 2
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Rebecca VanHook , M.S.Ed.
Director of Graduate Admission and Student Services
Office of Enrollment Management and Student Services
2147 CHS Building 2
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Nick Washmuth, D.P.T., D.M.T., OCS
Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
2155 CHS Building 2
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Anna Webb, M.S. CCC-SLP
Instructor and Director of Clinical Education
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
2126 CHS Building 2
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Tyler D. Williams , Ph.D., CSCS
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
2G16 CHS Building 2