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
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
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?
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.