Miranda Collins

Miranda Collins

Title: Program Director and Associate Professor

Department: Physician Assistant

Education: Master of Arts, Education, Marietta College, 2006; Master of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska, 2002; Bachelor of Science, Medical Science, Alderson-Broaddus College, 1994

Research Interests: Analysis of student demographic and academic variables in relation to program completion and PANCE scores

Recent Publications:

Sommers J, Collins M. Meniscal tears: repair or resect. Journal of Orthopedics for Physician Assistants. Fall 2013. http://thejopa.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Issue2.pdf

Phone: 740-376-4953

Email: miranda.collins@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

Rapid delivery of information with incorporation of clinical stories and a fair amount of humor added in for entertainment

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

The quality of the students and their desire to learn

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

Yoga and running

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Real books

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

The Great Room of Andrews Hall because it is so beautiful.

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

PA Program graduation and class graduation events, it’s such a fun and happy time.

What is your clinical work experience?

I began clinical practice as a PA in 1994 working in emergency medicine and urgent care.

Steven Howe

Steven Howe

Title: Medical Director

Department: Physician Assistant

Education: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville College of Osteopathic, 1983; Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Ohio State University, 1979

Phone: 740-376-4957

Email: howes@marietta.edu

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Pages of a book.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

Dyson-Baudo Recreation Center

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

NCAA basketball at the DBRC

What is your clinical work experience?

Family medicine practice in Marietta since 1984. Dr. Howe has privileges at both Marietta Memorial Hospital and Selby General Hospital, located within the city of Marietta.

Dr. Howe provides guidance to faculty, staff and students throughout the program, assisting with curriculum evaluation, admissions, teaching, and monitoring the quality of education for both the didactic and the clinical phases of the program.

John Grosel

John Grosel

Title: Academic Coordinator and Associate Professor

Department: Physician Assistant

Education: Cross Sectional Imaging Fellowship, University of Michigan Hospitals, 1997; Radiology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1996; Doctor of Medicine, Ohio State University, 1992; Bachelor of Arts, Zoology, Miami University, 1988

Research Interests: Radiology

Recent Publications:

Howard, T, Grosel, J Updated Guidelines for Lipid Screening in Children and Adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. March, 2015; 28(3) 30-36.

Nichols A, Grosel J. The case for vegetarianism in the fight against heart disease. Clinical Advisor. 2014; 17(8): 24-38.

Steinke, A, Grosel, J A guideline to efficiently treating traumatic brachial artery injury. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. December, 2013; 26 (12) 1-4.

Phone: 740-376-4934

Email: john.grosel@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

They can expect to enjoy being challenged with an enormous amount of practical information presented in an organized, efficient and (sometimes) entertaining manner that will help transform the student into a compassionate and knowledgeable Physician Assistant.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

The interactions with the students and seeing them transform themselves into mature clinical providers.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

Professionally, I enjoy my job as a radiologist and giving radiology lecture to various audiences including medical students, radiology residents, ER residents and practicing clinicians. Outside of work I enjoy any activity involving my family. I also enjoy staying in shape, sports, especially Cleveland teams and OSU, and eating, which makes staying in shape more challenging.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Pages of a book

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

1. PA building classroom because that is where I largely interact with the PA students

2. DBRC

3. Baseball field

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

Monthly PA program potluck lunches.

What is your clinical work experience?

After my training, I moved to Marietta (1997) to join Marietta Imaging, Inc. and have worked here as a general radiologist since then interpreting up to 20,000 exams a year. In 2011 we merged with Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates, Inc. who I continue to work for interpreting exams for over 20 hospitals and imaging centers in Ohio while doing procedures on site at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

Kevin Alten

Name: Kevin Alten

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Physician Assistant

Education: Doctor of Medicine, Ohio State University, 1993; Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Ohio Northern University, 1989

Research Interests: Clinical medicine

Phone: 740-376-4954

Email: ka001@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

Enthusiasm!!!

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

As a long time guest lecturer and preceptor, I am excited to join the faculty full time and help the PA program reach new heights.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

Family activities, golf, sporting events (OSU, Cleveland)

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Give me a real book every time!!

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

I am excited to explore the entire campus and seek out my favorite location.

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

I look forward to finding this out

What is your clinical work experience?

Began in August 1997 as a full time OB/GYN, currently practice as a Women’s Health Specialist in Cambridge, OH

Bradley Pierce

Name: Brad Pierce

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Physician Assistant

Education: Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Marietta College, 2011; Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, Marietta College, 2008

Research Interests: Oncology

Recent Publications: Pierce BR, Grosel J, Petty G. A large retroperitoneal mass turns out to have an unusual cause. JAAPA. 2012 Jul;25(7):42, 44-5.

Phone: 740-376-4950

Email: brp001@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

One can expect a well-organized, to the point lecture, peppered with dry humor throughout.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

The thing that most excites me is the opportunity to come back to the place I graduated from with both of my degrees and make an impact on the next generation of physician assistants.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

During my spare time I enjoy the adventure of life with my significant other, trail running with my dog, church, biking, cooking, and pretty much any other activity that gets me outside.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

I prefer a real book.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

I would have to go back to my undergraduate days, but I would say concert choir rehearsals in the Hermann Fine Arts building.

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

Homecoming week.

What is your clinical work experience?

Since graduating from Marietta College in 2011, I have been working at the Strecker Cancer Center at Marietta Memorial Hospital, where I continue to see patients.

Patricia Martin

Patricia Martin

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Physician Assistant

Education: Physician Assistant-Certified, Community Colleges of Baltimore County, Essex, 2000; Master of Business Administration, University of Baltimore, 1988 ; Bachelor of Science, Medical Technology, Towson University, 1976

Research Interests: Improvement in Hospitalist care delivery through the utilization of Mid-level Practitioners

Phone: 740-376-4957

Email: pgm001@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

Incorporation of my wide range of clinical experience in surgery and adult internal medicine disciplines in my lectures. I have been a preceptor of PA students, and residents in the hospital and clinic since 2002. I have also had the privilege to practice in a world renowned university hospital for the last 13 years.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

I am returning to Marietta College after 45 years where I was an undergraduate. I have always loved the small collegiate atmosphere of Marietta.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

Hiking with my Husky, canoeing, reading, writing and occasionally dabbling in textile arts.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Real books. I enjoy the feel of the book in my hand.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

Dorothy Webster Hall, where I spent my freshman year. I was amazed and thrilled to see that the old Victorian mansion has been preserved.

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

As an undergraduate I enjoyed the theater and concert venues. I am hoping to continue that practice.

What is your clinical work experience?

My entire adult life has been dedicated to medicine in some form. After completing a BS in Medical Technology, I worked as a medical technologist at Georgetown University Hospital and a research microbiologist and technical services coordinator for a large medical laboratory supply company. I started my PA career at an inner city addiction treatment program. I later transferred from addiction medicine to pain management. In 2002, I landed a position in the Head and Neck Surgery Department of University of Maryland working with the airway surgeons, Drs. Paul Castellanos and Tanya Meyers. I also have clinical experience in general outpatient ENT, interventional radiology and general internal/hospitalist medicine.

Stephanie Bostrom

S. Lynn Bostrom

Assistant Professor (Physician Assistant Dept.)
Teaching Fellow (Biology Dept.)

Dept: Physician Assistant

Dept: Biology

Education: Ph.D. Neuroscience, Brandeis University, 2010; Bachelor of Arts in Biology, DePauw University, 1998

Research Interests: I am interested in the molecular mechanisms underlying synaptic plasticity. In a nutshell: how do the connections between neurons change as a result of learning? I am interested in studying these mechanisms in isolated neuronal cells and in Drosophila melanogaster.

Recent Publications: Bostrom, S Lynn, Justin Dore, and Leslie C Griffith. "CamKII Uses GTP As A Phosphate Donor For Both Substrate And Autophosphorylation." Biochemical And Biophysical Research Communications 390.4 (2009): 1154-1159. Sun, Xiu Xia, S Lynn Bostrom, and Leslie C Griffith. "Alternative Splicing Of The Eag Potassium Channel Gene In Drosophila Generates A Novel Signal Transduction Scaffolding Protein." Molecular And Cellular Neurosciences 40.3 (2009): 338-343.

Courses (Summer): Gross Anatomy

Courses (Fall): Physiology I and Research Methods I

Courses (Spring): Physiology I and Research Methods I

Phone: 740-376-4957

Email: lynn.bostrom@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes? They can expect some bad drawings on the board (I can’t draw!) but a lot of enthusiasm for my subject. I also really stress class participation, so my lectures include a lot of questions for the class to help review and aid in conceptualizing the material.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College? I love being able to establish a personal connection with my students – getting to know them not only as students in my class, but as the terrific, unique people they are.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy? I love to cook and read (although I don’t get to do them as much as I’d like to!) and I enjoy a good hike, preferably with a friend and a dog. I also enjoy growing some of the produce and herbs I use in the kitchen.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book? Three years ago, I would have said “Book!”. But electrons are really much lighter to carry around, and I can grab a new book from the library without getting out of my chair. So now I’m an ebook aficionado.

What is your favorite location on campus and why? I really like the mall in the middle of campus, because there are often interesting events going on there, and I often get to run into former students to catch up for a few minutes.

What is your favorite Marietta College event? Graduation, because I’m so proud of our students who have done such fantastic work and really earned their degrees.

Penny Rose

Penny Rose

Clinical Coordinator

Dept: Physician Assistant Program

740-376-4987

penny.rose@marietta.edu

rosep@marietta.edu

Office: PA Facility 305

Degrees:Associate of Arts in Liberal Learning (Marietta College) 2013

Year appointed: 2001

Penny Rose came to the Physician Assistant Studies Program with an extensive background in office management.

Prior to joining Marietta College, she worked for a leading manufacturer of laboratory equipment for 11 years in their international, product service, and marketing departments as office assistant and administrator. She was promoted to the position of marketing communications administrator for three years. After a brief leave to care for her children, Rose established a business out of her home in which she did medical transcription.

In 2001, she began in the Alumni and Advancement offices at Marietta College as a secretary. She was hired as the Administrative Assistant for the Marietta College PA Program in January 2002. In July 2009 she was promoted to Clinical Coordinator.

Theresa Proctor

Theresa Proctor

Assistant Clinical Coordinator

Dept: Physician Assistant Program

740-376-4453

tap002@marietta.edu

Office: PA Facility 305

Degrees: Associate of Business/Accounting – Washington State Community College (1989)

Year appointed: 2014

Theresa came to the Physician Assistant Program with a background in Accounting and Insurance. Prior to joining Marietta College she worked for Eddy Chiropractic Clinic for 2 ½ years as a chiropractic office assistant. Before joining the chiropractic office she worked for a leading manufacturing company for a total of 21 years. The majority of those years she worked in accounts payable/accounts receivable. She left the company for a few years to care for her three children then returned for 12 years as a part time employee working from home and the office.

Lori Hart

Lori Hart

Admission Coordinator

Dept: Physician Assistant Program

740-376-4458

lh005@marietta.edu

lori.hart@marietta.edu

Office: PA Facility 202

Degrees: Associate of Arts in Liberal Learning (Marietta College) 2014

Year appointed: 2008

Ms. Hart joined the PA Program in February of 2008. Her previous employment background includes coordinating services for victims of crime at the Juvenile Court in Washington County for five years. Prior to that she worked for the Washington County Board of Development Disabilities as a Services/Support Coordinator and also as an Administrative Assistant for their division called Pathways.

Donna Venham

Donna Venham

Administrative Coordinator

Dept: Physician Assistant Program

740-376-4986

dv001@marietta.edu

Office: PA Facility 202

Year appointed: 2009

Donna joined the PA Program in June 2009. She was employed as an administrative assistant and accounting clerk for a local sawmill and worked part-time in the school district where her son attends. Prior to that she worked for more than twenty years for a leading manufacturer of biomedical equipment performing a wide variety of administrative work and providing computer operations/support.