Associate professor in School of Physician Assistant Studies Receives Promotion

PHILIPPI, W.Va. –Alderson Broaddus University has appointed Jennifer Momen, M.D., FAAP as medical director for the School of Physician Assistant Studies.  
Dr. Momen is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. She completed a residency in pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh/University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and has 20 years of clinical experience in general pediatrics.  
Dr. Momen has been with Alderson Broaddus as an associate professor in the School of Physician Assistant Studies since 2011.  She currently serves on the Physician Assistant Education Association Exam Development Board for Women’s Health, Pediatrics, Psychiatry and Behavioral Health End of Rotation™ exams, and is pursuing a Master of Public Health degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences at West Virginia University School of Public Health.  
In her capacity as medical director, Dr. Momen works closely with program director Thomas Moore, MS, MMSc, PA-C and program faculty to ensure that students’ didactic and supervised clinical instruction is consistent with current practice standards. 
 “Dr. Momen provides guidance and advice on program matters,” said Moore. “We are fortunate to have a medical director who is dedicated to the education of physician assistant students and the success of the physician assistant program.” 
Information about the physician assistant studies program at Alderson Broaddus can be obtained by calling (304) 457-6283.


PHILIPPI, W.Va. – The Alderson Broaddus University Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that James “Tim” Barry, Ed.D. will serve as interim president until a new president is selected. Dr. Barry will be on campus beginning Monday, December 7 to begin introducing and orienting himself to AB and the community; he will officially take office on December 22 and will serve a minimum of one year. 
Dr. Barry has spent the last 44 years in higher education administration and is currently completing an assignment with The Registry of College and University Presidents as interim vice president of advancement at Elmira College in Elmira, N.Y.
In announcing his appointment, Ron Burbick, chairman of the AB Board of Trustees, noted Dr. Barry’s experience as an executive-level administrator. 
“We appreciate Dr. Barry’s willingness to serve Alderson Broaddus University as its interim president,” said Burbick. “He will provide what is needed as we move forward and we have complete confidence in his ability to provide quality, dependable leadership to the University during this transitional period.”
Barry began his higher education administration pursuit in admissions at Briar Cliff College, Sioux City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Briar Cliff University; and both a Master and Doctor of Education in Adult Continuing Education from Northern Illinois University. Barry’s appointment comes on the heels of Dr. Richard A. Creehan’s resignation as Alderson Broaddus University’s 9th President after proudly serving the institution for over four years. The Registry of College and University Presidents assisted with the search.
The Board of Trustees also announced the appointment of Dennis Edwin Stark as interim Chief Financial Officer.  In this role, Stark will lead all financial activities for AB for a minimum of one year until a permanent CFO is appointed. He too will be on campus beginning Monday, December 7 to familiarize himself with the campus community and will officially take office on December 22
In addition to Stark’s work in higher education, he has been Chief Financial Officer of five banks in four states. He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School and completed his Sanxay Fellowship in Economic Analysis and International Economics at Princeton University.
The search teams for these interim positions included members of the University board of trustees, staff, faculty, student body, and alumni council. Burbick commented that there was consensus on the individuals chosen, and the group strongly feels that they are the ideal fit to lead AB into the next phase.