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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Candice Adams-Mitchell
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: CHS Building 2 2127
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Misty Altiparmak, M.Ed.
Admission Advisor
Enrollment Management and Student Services
Office: CHS Building 1 1124-D
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Shannon Ashe, M.Ed.
Simulation Lab Coordinator, Instructor
Experiential Learning and Simulation Center
Office: CHS Building 1 1304
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Kelly Atkins, Ph.D., D.P.T., PT
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: CHS Building 2 2157
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Christopher Ballmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Office: CHS Building 2 2G16
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C. Scott Bickel, Ph.D., PT
Associate Professor and Director of Scholarship and Service
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: CHS Building 2 2159
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Andrea Bowens, D.P.T., PT, OCS
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: CHS Building 2 2158
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Dollie Grover Brice, M.S.
Instructor, Department of Kinesiology
Department of Kinesiology
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Michael Canfield, M.A.Ed., RRT
Director of Clinical Education
Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences
Office: CHS Building 2 2A49
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Candia Cole
Faculty/Staff Wellness Coordinator, Instructor, Kinesiology
Department of Kinesiology
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Tadashia Jabril Cooper, M.A.Ed., RRT
Instructor and Lab Coordinator
Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences
Office: CHS Building 2 2A48
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Dana Daniel Blake, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: CHS Building 2 2156
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Valerie Eades
Administrative Assistant
Department of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences and Department of Occupational Therapy
Office: CHS Building 2 WS-2A44E
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Elaine Fehringer, Ph.D., OTR/L
Associate Professor and Program Director
Department of Occupational Therapy
Office: CHS Building 2 2A46
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Matthew P. Ford, Ph.D., PT
Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: CHS Building 2 2152
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Paul M. Harrelson, M.P.A.S., PA-C
Assistant Professor and Program Director
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Office: CHS Building 2 2A31
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Stacy Harrison
Administrative Assistant III
Department of Kinesiology
Office: CHS Building 2 WS-2G30
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Abby Head
Academic Advisor
Office of Enrollment Management and Student Services
Office: CHS Building 1 1115
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Robert W. Hensarling, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Office: CHS Building 2 2A26
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John B. Hurt, M.P.A.S., PA-C
Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
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Allison Jackson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Office: CHS Building 2 2G31
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Kelly Jackson, M.S. CCC-SLP
Lab Coordinator
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: CHS Building 2 2128
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Aaron L. Johnson, Au.D., CCC-A
Assistant Professor and Audiology Director of Clinical Education
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: CHS Building 2 2147
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Margaret L. Johnson, SLP.D., CCC-SLP
Professor and Chair
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: CHS Building 2 2133
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Wes Johnson, DHSc, MSPAS, PA-C, CPAAPA
Assistant Professor
Physician Assistant Studies
Office: CHS Building 2 2A29
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Alan P. Jung, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
Office: CHS Building 1 1477
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Carol L. Koch, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: CHS Building 2 2131
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Thomas J. Kopec, Ph.D., LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Athletic Training
Department of Kinesiology
Office: CHS Building 2 2A27
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Michelle Little
Administrative Assistant
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: CHS Building 1 
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Mallory Marshall
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Office: CHS Building 2 2G19
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Steven Moates, SLP.D., CCC-SLP
Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education, Speech-Language Pathology
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: CHS Building 2 2125
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Joseph Pederson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Office: CHS Building 2 2G32
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John Petrella, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Kinesiology
Office: CHS Building 2 2G29
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Laura S. Promer, M.S., CCC-SLP
Instructor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: CHS Building 2 2124
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Rebecca Rogers, M.S.
Instructor and Coordinator of Human Performance Lab
Department of Kinesiology
Office: CHS Building 2 2G14
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Sarah Ross, D.P.T., PT, GCS, CEEAA
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: CHS Building 2 2156
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Hollea A.M. Ryan, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: CHS Building 2 2132
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Kyle Southall, M.S., ATC, PES
Instructor and Director of Clinical Education, Athletic Training
Department of Kinesiology
Office: CHS Building 2 2A28
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Karen Thatcher, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: CHS Building 2 2129
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Lydia A. Thurston, D.Sc., PT, ATC
Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: CHS Building 2 2153
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Nick Washmuth, D.P.T., D.M.T., OCS
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: CHS Building 2 2155
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Jonathan B. Waugh, Ph.D., RRT, RPFT, FAARC
Professor and Chair
Department of Cardiopulmonary Sciences
Office: CHS Building 2 2A45
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Rokeia Westbrook
Assistant to the Dean
Office: CHS Building 1 WS-1477
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Tyler D. Williams , Ph.D., CSCS
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Office: CHS Building 2 2G18
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Joy J. Wint
Administrative Assistant
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: CHS Building 2 WS-2134B