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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Shannon Ashe, M.Ed.
Simulation Lab Coordinator, Instructor
Experiential Learning and Simulation Center
Office: 1304 CHS Building 1
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Kelly Atkins, Ph.D., D.P.T., PT
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: 2157 CHS Building 2
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Christopher Ballmann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Office: 2G16 CHS Building 2
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C. Scott Bickel, Ph.D., PT
Professor and Director of Scholarship and Service
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: 2159 CHS Building 2
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Andrea Bowens, D.P.T., PT, OCS
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: 2158 CHS Building 2
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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 Kinesiology
Office: 2A49 CHS Building 2
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Brad W. Cantley, M.S.P.A.S., PA-C
Assistant Professor/Assistant Director of Clinical Education
Physician Assistant Studies
Office: 2A28 CHS Building 2
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Megan Carpenter, O.T.D., OTR/L, SCFES
Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Assistant Professor
Occupational Therapy
Office: 2A47 CHS Building 2
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Christina M. Carrier
Administrative Assistant III
Physician Assistant Studies
Office: 2A25 CHS Building 2
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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: 2A48 CHS Building 2
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Dana Daniel Blake, PT, DPT, OCS, MTC
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: 2156 CHS Building 2
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Elaine Fehringer, Ph.D., OTR/L
Associate Professor and Program Director
Department of Occupational Therapy
Office: 2A46 CHS Building 2
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Matthew P. Ford, Ph.D., PT
Professor and Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: 2152 CHS Building 2
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Paul M. Harrelson, M.P.A.S., PA-C
Assistant Professor and Program Director
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Office: 2A31 CHS Building 2
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Stacy Harrison, M.S. Ed
Academic Advisor
Office of Enrollment Management and Student Services
Office: 1124E CHS Building 1
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Abby Haley, M.S.
Academic Advisor
Office of Enrollment Management and Student Services
Office: 1115 CHS Building 1
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Robert W. Hensarling, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Office: 2A26 CHS Building 2
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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: 2G31 CHS Building 2
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Kelly Jackson, M.S. CCC-SLP
Lab Coordinator
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: 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
Office: 2147 CHS Building 2
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Margaret L. Johnson, SLP.D., CCC-SLP
Professor and Chair
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: 2133 CHS Building 2
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Wes Johnson, DHSc, MSPAS, PA-C, CPAAPA
Assistant Professor
Physician Assistant Studies
Office: 2A29 CHS Building 2
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Alan P. Jung, Ph.D.
Dean and Professor
Office: 1477 CHS Building 1
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Carol L. Koch, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Professor and M.S.-SLP Program Director
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: 2131 CHS Building 2
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Thomas J. Kopec, Ph.D., LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Athletic Training
Department of Kinesiology
Office: 2A27 CHS Building 2
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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: 2G19 CHS Building 2
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Patrick Marsh
Assistant Professor of Sport Administration
Department of Kinesiology
Office: 2G34 CHS Building 2
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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: 2125 CHS Building 2
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Justin Moody, Ph.D., LAT, ATC
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Kinesiology
Office: 2G34 CHS Building 2
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Travis Moore, Au.D., Ph.D., CCC-A
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: 2126 CHS Building 2
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Joseph Pederson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Office: 2G32 CHS Building 2
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John Petrella, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Kinesiology
Office: 2G29 CHS Building 2
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Laura S. Promer, M.S., CCC-SLP
Instructor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: 2124 CHS Building 2
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Rebecca Rogers, M.S.
Instructor and Coordinator of Human Performance Lab
Department of Kinesiology
Office: 2G14 CHS Building 2
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Sara Roman
Marketing and Communication Manager
School of Health Professions and Ida Moffett School of Nursing
Office: 1319 CHS Building 1
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Sarah Ross, D.P.T., PT, GCS, CEEAA
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: 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
Office: 2132 CHS Building 2
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Kyle Southall, M.S., ATC, PES
Instructor and Director of Clinical Education, Athletic Training
Department of Kinesiology
Office: 2A28 CHS Building 2
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Karen Thatcher, Ed.D., CCC-SLP
Associate Professor
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: 2129 CHS Building 2
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Lydia A. Thurston, D.Sc., PT, ATC
Assistant Professor and Director of Clinical Education
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: 2153 CHS Building 2
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Nick Washmuth, D.P.T., D.M.T., OCS
Assistant Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Office: 2155 CHS Building 2
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Rokeia Westbrook
Assistant to the Dean
Office: WS-1477 CHS Building 1
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Tyler D. Williams , Ph.D., CSCS
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
Office: 2G18 CHS Building 2
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Joy J. Wint
Administrative Assistant
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Office: WS-2134B CHS Building 2