Tamanna Ahmed

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Tamanna Ahmed

Associate Professor of Chemistry

(304) 457-6246

Josh Allen

Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement & Director of Alumni Relations
Josh Allen

Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement & Director of Alumni Relations

(304) 457-6392

Dionne T. Allen

Director of Marketing & Communications
Dionne T. Allen

Director of Marketing & Communications

(304) 457-6323

Sherry Allen

Director of Housekeeping
Sherry Allen

Director of Housekeeping

(304) 457-6406

Adam Anderson

Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Adam Anderson

Assistant Professor of Computer Science

304.457.6217

Megan Avery

Associate Director for Housing Operations and Student Engagement
Megan Avery

Associate Director for Housing Operations and Student Engagement

(304) 457-6582

James “Tim” Barry

President
James “Tim” Barry

President

(304) 457-6317

Kelli Blake

Adminisrative Assistant
Kelli Blake

Adminisrative Assistant

304.457.6246

Bruce A. Blankenship

Assistant to the President for Special Projects
Bruce A. Blankenship

Assistant to the President for Special Projects

(304) 457-6302

Carrie Bodkins

Athletic Director, Senior Woman Administrator, Compliance Director
Carrie Bodkins

Athletic Director, Senior Woman Administrator, Compliance Director

(304) 457-6347
Michael Boehke

Michael Boehke

Dean of the College of Health, Science, Technology & Mathematics
Michael Boehke
Michael Boehke

Dean of the College of Health, Science, Technology & Mathematics

304-457-6300

Chair, School of Athletic Training
Associate Professor of Athletic Training
Clinical Coordinator
Clinical Instructor Educator

Philip Bowers

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education
Philip Bowers

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

(304) 457-6221

Cheryl Bowers

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, Clinical Coordinator
Cheryl Bowers

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, Clinical Coordinator

(304) 457-6283

Cheryl Bowers, MS, PA-C, is an Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies at Alderson Broaddus University. She is a full-time faculty member and Clinical Coordinator for the Physician Assistant Studies Program. Her duties include teaching in the didactic phase of the Program and as a Clinical Coordinator during the clinical phase of the Program.

Cheryl is a 1985 graduate of Alderson Broaddus University, majoring in Medical Science, Physician Assistant Program. She completed her Master of Science at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV in 1998, majoring in Community Health Promotion. She has worked clinically as a physician assistant in Barbour and the surrounding counties specializing in Primary Care and Emergency Medicine, and is currently working in Behavioral Medicine and Women’s Health Care.

Mrs. Bowers is a member of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA), American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), West Virginia Academy of Physician Assistants WVAPA), and the Hu C Myers Society.

Cheryl resides in Philippi with her husband, Bill and daughter, Jordan. She enjoys camping, gardening and spending time with her family.

S. Kelly Bracey

Assistant to the Librarian
S. Kelly Bracey

Assistant to the Librarian

(304)457-6305

Erin Brumbaugh

Dean of the College of Education, Associate Professor of Teacher Education
Erin Brumbaugh

Dean of the College of Education, Associate Professor of Teacher Education

(304) 457-6272

Lora Bryant

Director of Financial Aid
Lora Bryant

Director of Financial Aid

304.457.6354
Tyson Bubnar

Tyson Bubnar

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Tyson Bubnar
Tyson Bubnar

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

(304) 457-6384

Robert Buckingham

Director of the Office of Institutional Research
Robert Buckingham

Director of the Office of Institutional Research

Andrea Bucklew

Provost
Andrea Bucklew

Provost

(304) 457-6438

Carrie Calloway

Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Carrie Calloway

Director of Curriculum and Assessment, Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

(304) 457-6290

Lynne S. Capece

Advancement Officer
Lynne S. Capece

Advancement Officer

(304) 457-6393

Alan Cashell

Clinical Professor, Medical Director
Alan Cashell

Clinical Professor, Medical Director

304.642.9104

Yi Charlie Chen

Professor of Biology
Yi Charlie Chen

Professor of Biology

(304) 457-6246

Dr. Yi Charlie Chen, professor of biology, has taught at Alderson Broaddus University since 2000. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees from Zhejiang University in China. He then received his second Master of Science degree and a Doctoral degree from Washington State University.  Prior to coming to ABU, Dr. Chen worked as a postdoctoral fellow at USDA and Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Chen has published over 80 different papers and book chapters in a wide range of scientific journals and books. In collaboration with professors at West Virginia University and Marshall University, Dr. Chen is currently working on the molecular biology of cancer research. His research has focused on the inhibition of anti-cancer drugs, especially natural compounds, on angiogenesis: the growth of blood vessels that provide nutrients to cancer cells and are essential for tumor growth. The natural compounds Dr. Chen is currently studying include saponins, kaempferol, theaflavin, nobiletin, baicalin, baicalein, gallic acid, galangin, myricetin, and chaetoglobosin K, etc. from plants and fungi. Dr. Chen is also working on nanochemoprevention using nanoparticles as a novel approach for cancer control. His group is currently studying the use of natural compounds isolated from tea to target cancer stem cells to reverse cancer chemoresistance. Together with scientists in USDA, Oklahoma State University and Washington State University, Dr. Chen also worked on developing DNA markers for detecting parasitism and predation. Dr. Chen has received several major grants over two million dollars from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and WV-INBRE, National Science Foundation (NSF) and WV-EPSCoR, Washington State Fruit Tree Commission, and USDA for scientific research. One of the grants Dr. Chen received in the amount of $500,000, it is the largest grant ever awarded to Alderson Broaddus for research.

Dr. Chen has also been nominated for the West Virginia Professor of the Year Award, a statewide award that honors the best teachers in West Virginia higher education. Dr. Chen is the recipient of the Faculty of the Year Award in 2013 selected by Alderson Broaddus students. Dr. Chen was the speaker for the 2013 ABU’s Opening Convocation. He was also the featured professor in the 2013 spring issue of the Neuron: West Virginia Journal of Science and Research. Dr. Chen has been selected as the plenary speaker, keynote speaker, moderator, and session chair in different scientific conferences.

Dr. Chen is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief for a scientific journal: Journal of Nutritional Medicine and Diet Care. He also serves as the topic editor for a high impact journal: Cancers. He also served as the Editor-in-Chief for The Open Entomology Journal between 2012-2015. Besides, he serves as the Editorial Board Member for several scientific journals: Journal of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Research, Journal of Nutritional Medicine and Diet Care, SM Journal of Environmental Toxicology, Austin journal of cancer and clinical research, and International Archives of Clinical Pharmacology. Dr. Chen also currently serves on the steering committee of West Virginia IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (WV-INBRE) and the Science Advisory Board.

Dr. Chen’s courses include microbiology, genetics, evolution, research methods, parasitology, immunology, cell biology, and conservation biology.  He has also engaged in global study in China regarding issues in sciences and cell biology.

Recent Publications (selected from a total of 82 peer-reviewed publications)

Kiratipaiboon C, Stueckle TA, Ghosh R, Rojanasakul LW, Chen YC, Dinu CZ, Rojanasakul Y. 2019. Acquisition of Cancer Stem Cell-like Properties in Human Small Airway Epithelial Cells after a Long-term Exposure to Carbon Nanomaterials. Environ Sci Nano. 6(7): 2152-2170. PMID: 31372228.

Gao Y, Yin J, Tu YY, Chen YC. 2019. Theaflavin-3,3′-Digallate Suppresses Human Ovarian Carcinoma OVCAR-3 Cells by Regulating the Checkpoint Kinase 2 and p27 kip1 Pathways. Molecules 24: 673. PMID: 30769778.

Pan H, Kim E, Rankin GO, Rojanasakul Y, Tu Y, Chen YC. 2018. Theaflavin-3,3’-digallate inhibits ovarian cancer stem cells via suppressing Wnt/-Catenin signaling pathway. J Functional Foods 50: 1-7. PMID: 30984291.

Jia LY, Xia HL, Chen ZD, Compton C, Bucur H, Sawant DA, Rankin GO, Li B, Tu YY, Chen YC. 2018. Anti-Proliferation Effect of Theasaponin E₁ on the ALDH-Positive Ovarian Cancer Stem-Like Cells. Molecules23(6). Pii: E1469. PMID: 29914196.

Gao Y, Yin J, Rankin GO, Chen YC. 2018. Kaempferol induces G2/M cell cycle arrest via checkpoint kinase 2 and promotes apoptosis via death receptors in human ovarian carcinoma A2780/CP70 cells. Molecules 23: 1095. PMID: 29734760.

Pan H, Li J, Rankin GO, Rojanasakul Y, Tu Y, Chen YC. 2018. Synergistic effect of black tea polyphenol, theaflavin-3,3’-digallate with cisplatin against cisplatin resistant human ovarian cancer cells. J Functional Foods 46: 1-11. PMID: 30364631.

Zhang Y, Chen S, Wei C, Rankin GO, Ye X, Chen YC. 2018. Flavonoids from Chinese bayberry leaves induced apoptosis and G1 cell cycle arrest via Erk pathway in ovarian cancer cells. Eur J Med Chem. 2018 147:218-226. PMID: 29438890.

Zhang Y, Chen S, Wei C, Rankin GO, Rojanasakul Y, Ren N, Ye X, Chen YC. 2018. Dietary compound proanthocyanidins from Chinese bayberry (Myrica rubra Sieb. et Zucc.) leaves inhibit angiogenesis and regulate cell cycle of cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer cells via targeting Akt pathway. J Functional Foods 40: 573-581. PMID: 29576805.

Zhang Y, Chen S, Wei C, Rankin GO, Ye X, Chen YC. 2018. Dietary compound proanthocyanidins from Chinese bayberry (Myrica rubra Sieb. et Zucc.) leaves attenuate chemotherapy-resistant ovarian cancer stem cell traits via targeting the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway and inducing G1 cell cycle arrest. Food & Function 9: 525-533. PMID: 29256569.

Pan H, Kim E, Rankin GO, Rojanasakul Y, Tu Y, Chen YC. 2018. Theaflavin-3,3'-Digallate Enhances the Inhibitory Effect of Cisplatin by Regulating the Copper Transporter 1 and Glutathione in Human Ovarian Cancer Cells. Int J Mol Sci. 19(1): E117. PMID: 29301278.

Pan H, Wang F, Rankin GO, Rojanasakul Y, Tu Y, Chen YC. 2017. Inhibitory effect of black tea pigments, theaflavin‑3/3'-gallate against cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer cells by inducing apoptosis and G1 cell cycle arrest. Int J Oncol. 51:1508-1520. PMID: 29048667.

Jia L, Wu X, Gao Y, Rankin GO, Pigliacampi, A, Bucur H, Bo L, Tu Y, Chen YC. 2017. Inhibitory effects of total triterpenoid saponins isolated from the seeds of the tea plant (Camellia sinensis) on human ovarian cancer cells. Molecules 22 (10): 1649. PMID: 28974006.

Wang Y, Ren N, Rankin GO, Bo L, Rojanasakul Y, Tu Y, Chen YC. 2017. Anti-proliferative effect and cell cycle arrest induced by saponins extracted from tea (Camellia sinensis) flower in human ovarian cancer cells.Journal of Functional Foods 37: 310-321.

Fu Y, Ye X, Lee M, Rankin GO, Chen YC. 2017. Prodelphinidins isolated from Chinese Bayberry (Myrica rubra Sieb. et Zucc.) Leaves induced apoptosis by p53-dependent signaling pathways in human ovarian cancer OVCAR-3 cells. Oncology Letters 13: 3210-3218. PMID: 28529565.

Wang Y, Compton C, Rankin GO, Cutler SJ, Rojanasakul Y, Tu Y, Chen YC. 2017. 3-Hydroxyterphenyllin, a natural fungal metabolite, induces apoptosis and S phase arrest in human ovarian carcinoma cells. Int J Oncol. 50: 1392-1402. PMID: 28259974.

Friedman JR, Perry HE, Brown KC, Gao Y, Lin J, Stevenson CD, Hurley JD, Nolan NA, Akers AT, Chen YC, Denning KL, Brown LG, Dasgapta P. 2017. Capsaicin synergizes with camptothecin to induce increased apoptosis in human small cell lung cancers via the calpain pathway. Biochemical Pharmacology. 129: 54-66. PMID: 28104436.

Luanpitpong S, Wang L, Castranova V, Dinu CZ, Issaragrisil S, Chen YC, Rojanasakul Y. 2016. Induction of cancer-associated fibroblast-like cells by carbon nanotubes dictates its tumorigenicity. Sci Rep. 6:39558. PMID: 27996035.

Gao Y, Snyder SA, Smith JN, Chen YC. 2016. Anti-Cancer Properties of Baicalein: A review. Medicinal Chemistry Research 25: 1515-1523. PMID: 28008217.

Gao Y, Rankin GO, Tu Y, Chen YC. 2016. Inhibitory Effects of the Four Main Theaflavin Derivatives Found in Black Tea on Ovarian Cancer Cells. Anticancer Res. 36(2):643-51. PMID: 26851019.

Tu Y, Kim E, Gao Y, Rankin GO, Li B, Chen YC. 2016. Theaflavin-3, 3'-digallate induces apoptosis and G2 cell cycle arrest through the Akt/MDM2/p53 pathway in cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer A2780/CP70 cells.Int J Oncol. 48: 2657-2665. PMID: 27082635.

Gao Y, Rankin GO, Tu Y, Chen YC. 2016. Theaflavin-3,3’-digallate decreases human ovarian carcinoma OVCAR-3 cell-induced angiogenesis via Akt and NOTCH-1 pathways, not via MAPK pathways. Int J Oncol. 48: 281-292. PMID: 26648098.

He Z, Chen AY, Rojanasakul Y, Rankin GO, Chen YC. 2016. Gallic acid, a phenolic compound, exerts anti-angiogenesis effects via PTEN-AKT- HIF-1α-VEGF signaling pathway in ovarian cancer cells. Oncology Reports 35: 291-297. PMID: 26530725.

Luanpitpong S, Li J, Manke A, Brundage K, Ellis E, McLaughlin SL, Angsutararux P, Chanthra N, Voronkova M, Chen YC, Wang L, Chanvorachote P, Pei M, Issaragrisil S, Rojanasakul Y. 2016. SLUG is required for SOX9 stabilization and functions to promote cancer stem cells and metastasis in human lung carcinoma.Oncogene 35 (22):2824-2833. PMID: 26387547.

Huang H, Chen AY, Rojanasakul Y, Ye X, Rankin GO, Chen YC. 2015. Dietary compounds galangin and myricetin suppress ovarian cancer cell angiogenesis. Journal of Functional Foods 15: 464-475. PMID: 26113875.

Block K et al. 2015. Designing a broad-spectrum integrative approach for cancer prevention and treatment. Semin Cancer Biol. 35: S276-S304. PMID: 26590477.

Wang Z, Dabrosin C, Yin X, Fuster MM, Arreola A, Rathmell WK, Generali D, Nagaraju GP, El-Rayes B, Ribatti D, Chen YC, et al. 2015. Broad targeting of angiogenesis for cancer prevention and therapy.Semin Cancer Biol. 35: S224-243. PMID: 25600295.

Li B, Gao Y, Rankin GO, Rojanasakul Y, Cutler SJ, Tu Y, Chen YC. 2015. Chaetoglobosin K induces apoptosis and G2 cell cycle arrest through p53-dependent 1 pathway in cisplatin-resistant ovarian cancer cells. Cancer Letters 356: 418-33. PMID: 25304379.

Drew Ciccarello

Dean of the College of Business, Associate Professor of Business
Drew Ciccarello

Dean of the College of Business, Associate Professor of Business

Carolyn Cocola

Administrative Assistant, Business Office
Carolyn Cocola

Administrative Assistant, Business Office

304.457.6340

LyCricia Criss

Assistant Professor of Nursing
LyCricia Criss

Assistant Professor of Nursing

304.457.6285

Samantha Croston

Administrative Assistant, Athletic Department
Samantha Croston

Administrative Assistant, Athletic Department

(304) 457-6262

Bonnie Currence

Administrative Assistant, Facilities
Bonnie Currence

Administrative Assistant, Facilities

(304) 457-6247

Paula D. Daniels

Admissions Counselor
Paula D. Daniels

Admissions Counselor

304.457.6255

Christine Davies

Accounts Payable Coordinator
Christine Davies

Accounts Payable Coordinator

304.457.6218

John Davies

Associate Professor of Communication & Journalism
John Davies

Associate Professor of Communication & Journalism

(304) 457-6271

James Dorsey

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
James Dorsey

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

304.457.6330

Dr. James Dorsey earned a Bachelor of Science degree from West Liberty University and his Juris Doctor degree from West Virginia University. As a licensed attorney, he says he has always had his sights on higher education and is thankful for the opportunity to transition into a new career at AB.

Dorsey began his career at Alderson Broaddus University in 2019.

Title IX:

James Dunbar

Assistant Professor of Psychology
James Dunbar

Assistant Professor of Psychology

(304) 457-6329

David Falletta

Dean of Students
David Falletta

Dean of Students

(304) 457-6235

Philip Fetty

Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Philip Fetty

Assistant Professor of Sport Management

(304) 457-6236

Philip Fetty joined the AB Sport Management Staff in 2016. Prior to becoming part of the faculty, he spent seven years working in the field of Sports Information.

Philip and his wife Tera reside in Shinnston.

Kelley Flaherty

Assistant Professor of Biology
Kelley Flaherty

Assistant Professor of Biology

Nathan Fortney

Director of Instructional Design
Nathan Fortney

Director of Instructional Design

(304)457-6350

Amber Foster

Administrative Assistant, Registrar's Office
Amber Foster

Administrative Assistant, Registrar's Office

(304) 457-6227

Sandra Frame

Director of the Annual Fund
Sandra Frame

Director of the Annual Fund

304.457.6324

Danny Franke

Professor of Religion and Philosophy
Danny Franke

Professor of Religion and Philosophy

(304) 457-6240

Ta-Rel Franklin

Chief Diversity Officer
Ta-Rel Franklin

Chief Diversity Officer

304.457.6423

Brandi Gaertner

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Brandi Gaertner

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

(304) 457-6439

Kelly Gassanola

Administrative Assistant, Admissions Office
Kelly Gassanola

Administrative Assistant, Admissions Office

(304) 457-6339
Sobha Priyadarshini Gorugantula

Sobha Priyadarshini Gorugantula

Associate Professor of Chemistry
Sobha Priyadarshini Gorugantula
Sobha Priyadarshini Gorugantula

Associate Professor of Chemistry

(304) 457-6246

Dr. Sobha Priyadarshini Gorugantula was born and raised in Visakhapatnam, an age-old port city located on the east coast of India. She received her B.Sc degree in Chemistry at St. Joseph’s College, an affiliated campus of Andhra University in India and subsequently, her M.Sc degree in Organic Chemistry at Andhra University. After a brief teaching career in India, Dr. Gorugantula came to West Virginia University to pursue her doctoral studies in Organic and Organometallic Chemistry. She eventually earned her PhD in 2009 and has been teaching at Alderson Broaddus ever since.

Courses offered by Dr. Gorugantula encompass General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical and Instrumental Chemistry. With her doctoral thesis concentrated on palladium catalysed hetero-annulation reactions, it comes as no surprise that Dr. Gorugantula’s interest resides in transition metal mediated catalytic reactions and synthetic organic chemistry. In addition to teaching, Dr. Gorugantula serves as the advisor to the Student Government Association of Alderson Broaddus.

Kristi Grassi

Assistant Professor of Biology
Kristi Grassi

Assistant Professor of Biology

304.457.6245

Joni Gray

Assistant Professor of Mass Communication
Joni Gray

Assistant Professor of Mass Communication

304.457.6223

Sondra Guire

Financial Aid Counselor
Sondra Guire

Financial Aid Counselor

.304.457.6354

Stephen Harris

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Stephen Harris

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

Mark Harris

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Mark Harris

Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

(304) 457-6283

Jennifer Hawkinberry

Director of Retention & Student Success, Title IX Investigator
Jennifer Hawkinberry

Director of Retention & Student Success, Title IX Investigator

Jennifer Hawkinberry is a graduate of Fairmont State University where she earned an Associate of Science degree in nursing, a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, and a Master of Education degree. Currently, she is pursuing a Doctorate of Philosophy degree from Liberty University.

Hawkinberry began her career at Alderson Broaddus University in 2019.

Title IX:

Molly Henderson

Director of Admissions
Molly Henderson

Director of Admissions

304-457-6310

College/University Attended and year graduated:
University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg – 2008

Degree:
Bachelor of Arts – Anthropology-Archaeology

My favorite thing about AB is:
How easy it is to communicate with faculty and staff. AB is a welcoming environment for students, staff, and faculty.

My favorite spot on campus is:
Pickett Library

My best piece of advice to a student in the college search process is:
Make a pros and cons list when visiting and looking at schools. You need to attend a college or university that is a good fit for you, and the best way to make those decisions is to visit multiple campuses.

Ashley Herrod

Payroll Coordinator, Perkins Loan Manager
Ashley Herrod

Payroll Coordinator, Perkins Loan Manager

304.457.6407

John Hicks

Associate Professor of History
John Hicks

Associate Professor of History

(304) 457-6240

Jacob Hill

Assistant Professor of Athletic Training
Jacob Hill

Assistant Professor of Athletic Training

(304) 457-6436

Karla Hively

Executive Assistant to the President / Secretary to the Board of Trustees & Governors
Karla Hively

Executive Assistant to the President / Secretary to the Board of Trustees & Governors

(304) 457-6317

Chad Hostetler

Director of Personal Counseling Services
Chad Hostetler

Director of Personal Counseling Services

(304) 457-6320

Ronda Howell

Assistant Controller
Ronda Howell

Assistant Controller

304.457.6340

Saundra Hoxie

Registrar, Assistant Librarian
Saundra Hoxie

Registrar, Assistant Librarian

304.457.6227

Saundra Hoxie has been the Registrar of Alderson Broaddus since 1997. Saundra graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1978 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and in 1980 with a Master of Library Science degree. In 1990 Saundra and her husband David moved to Philippi when he accepted the position of Director of Library Services. Prior to being appointed as Registrar, Saundra served as AB’s assistant librarian.

As Registrar, Saundra has helped assist the work of many administrative bodies and committees. She views the position of Registrar as not only the chief custodian of the University’s academic records but also as a facilitator helping faculty, the administration and especially students achieve their goals. In 2014 Saundra was the recipient of an Alderson Broaddus University honorary Doctor in Education degree.

Saundra has six adult children (including two AB graduates) and is the grandmother of seven.

David Hoxie

David Hoxie

Director of Library Services
David Hoxie
David Hoxie

Director of Library Services

(304) 457-6306

Rebekah Hoxie

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Rebekah Hoxie

Assistant Professor of Nursing

304.457.6385

Valarie Huffman

Assistant Professor of Music
Valarie Huffman

Assistant Professor of Music

(304) 457-6207

Dr. Valarie Huffman, Assistant Professor of Music, joins the faculty of Alderson Broaddus University in the Fall of 2016 where she will conduct the Symphonic Band, Brass Choir and teaching courses in conducting, studio brass, music education and music history. During the 2015 year she taught as an Adjunct Professor at Alderson Broaddus and conducted the Symphonic Band. Prior to her joining the faculty at Alderson Broaddus, Dr. Huffman was Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands at Fairmont State University from 2003-2015. Other positions that Dr. Huffman has held include positions with Kansas City, Kansas Community College, and Ponca City, Oklahoma. At Ponca City, the ensembles Dr. Huffman worked with appeared in concert for the Oklahoma Music Educators Association and appeared at the 2001 Inaugural parade for President George W. Bush.

A native of Morgantown, West Virginia, Dr. Huffman is a graduate of Morgantown High School, Fairmont State College (B.A. Music Education, 1995), Ohio University in Athens (M.M. Conducting and Music Education, 1998), and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, with a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Conducting (2003). While at UMKC, Dr. Huffman served as the conductor for the Kansas City Youth Wind Ensemble, as well as an associate conductor for the Conservatory Wind Symphony and Wind Ensemble.

Dr. Huffman is an active member of the College Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), Pi Kappa Lambda Music Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Iota International Music Honorary, and Kappa Kappa Psi Band Honorary.

Bobbie Jo Jacobs

Administrative Assistant, College of Medical Science
Bobbie Jo Jacobs

Administrative Assistant, College of Medical Science

(304) 457-6283

Brittini Johnson

Clinical Coordination Administrative Assistant
Brittini Johnson

Clinical Coordination Administrative Assistant

304.457.6309

William Klaus

Director of International Educational Services
William Klaus

Director of International Educational Services

(304) 457-6345

Leah Knicely

Associate Director of Marketing & Communications
Leah Knicely

Associate Director of Marketing & Communications

304.457.6242

Amy Lanham

Administrative Assistant, School of Nursing
Amy Lanham

Administrative Assistant, School of Nursing

(304) 457-6285

Deanna Leach

Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Deanna Leach

Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

(304) 457-6283

Rhoda Leeson

Instructor of Nursing
Rhoda Leeson

Instructor of Nursing

304.457.6389

Anna Marsh

Administrative Assistant, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Anna Marsh

Administrative Assistant, Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

(304) 457-6201

Amy Hopkins Mason

Director of Academic Center for Educational Success (ACES)
Amy Hopkins Mason

Director of Academic Center for Educational Success (ACES)

304.457.6274

Chad Mayle

Controller
Chad Mayle

Controller

304.457.6410

Tammy Mayle

Administrative Assistant, Student Affairs
Tammy Mayle

Administrative Assistant, Student Affairs

(304) 457-6213

Elizabeth McComas

Assistant Professor of Business
Elizabeth McComas

Assistant Professor of Business

(304) 457-6338

Roger McDonald

Clinical Compliance Officer, Simulation Laboratory Specialist
Roger McDonald

Clinical Compliance Officer, Simulation Laboratory Specialist

(304) 457-6383

Patrick McKay

Admissions Counselor
Patrick McKay

Admissions Counselor

304-457-6257

Matthew McKinney

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science
Matthew McKinney

Assistant Professor of Environmental Science

(304) 457-6246

Kayla McKinney

Associate Professor of English
Kayla McKinney

Associate Professor of English

(304) 457-6301

Kayla McKinney’s areas of interest include the relationship between museums, natural history, and Victorian literature, and popular culture. She has published work on the literature related to British taxidermy, the influence of the natural history museum on the writings of Charles Dickens, and the music of the rock band Rush. She teaches a wide range of courses in composition and literature.

Kellie McMillen

Director of Career Services
Kellie McMillen

Director of Career Services

304.457.6586

Theresa McVicker

Student Account Manager
Theresa McVicker

Student Account Manager

304.457.6333

Thomas Moore

Dean of the College of Medical Science, Director of the School of Physician Assistant Studies, Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Thomas Moore

Dean of the College of Medical Science, Director of the School of Physician Assistant Studies, Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

(304) 457-6283

Dr. Thomas Moore, EdD., DMSc, PA-C, is the Dean, College of Medical Science, Director, School of Physician Assistant Studies, and Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Studies.  Dr. Moore is a graduate of the AB University PA Program with a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies, and a Master of Medical Science degree in Surgery. He has also completed the West Virginia University School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine Certificate Program, graduated from Walden University with a Doctor of Education, and from the University of Lynchburg with a Doctor of Medical Science degree.

Dr. Moore’s areas of practice include Surgical Critical Care and Cardiothoracic Surgery. He is NCCPA certified and a member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine, American College of Chest Physicians, American Association for Anatomy, and the International Association of Medical Science Educators.

Julia Morris

Director of Information and Research
Julia Morris

Director of Information and Research

(304) 457-6205

Ciera Nestor

Admissions Counselor
Ciera Nestor

Admissions Counselor

304.457.6253

Jill Nussel

International Student Coordinator/Designated School Official
Jill Nussel

International Student Coordinator/Designated School Official

(304) 457-6296

College/University Attended and year graduated:
University of Toledo: BA 1992; MA 2001; Ph.D. 2006

Degree:
BA in Journalism
MA and Ph.D. in History

My favorite thing about ABU is:
Everybody here is so friendly and ready to help.

My favorite spot on campus is:
The Quad between Burbick Hall and the Hamer Student Center. It’s always full of students either rushing on their way or having fun with all sorts of activities.

My best piece of advice to a student in the college search process is:
My job is to help International Students get through the maze of regulations and feel comfortable at a school sometimes half way around the world. My advice is for International Students to decide early and get documents completed several months before your embassy appointment.

My favorite meal in the dining hall is:
The salad bar is always fresh and nutritious…but I like the pizza, too.

Austin O’Connor

Assistant Professor of Business
Austin O’Connor

Assistant Professor of Business

304.457.6267

James Owston

Assistant Provost for Extended Learning
James Owston

Assistant Provost for Extended Learning

(304) 457-6222

Jennifer Phillips

Director of Human Resouces
Jennifer Phillips

Director of Human Resouces

304.457.6590

Rachel Propst

Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies
Rachel Propst

Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor of Physician Assistant Studies

304.457.6226

Daniel Propst

Assistant Professor of English
Daniel Propst

Assistant Professor of English

(304) 457-6398

Joan Propst

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director of Executive Degree Programs
Joan Propst

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Director of Executive Degree Programs

(304) 457-6201

Chris Randolph

Director of Development and Corporate Relations
Chris Randolph

Director of Development and Corporate Relations

304-457-6368

Marcie Raol

Assistant Professor of Education
Marcie Raol

Assistant Professor of Education

304.457.6346

Dawn Robinson

Assistant Director of Financial Aid
Dawn Robinson

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

304.457.6354

Irina Rodimtseva

Associate Professor of English, Director of Honors Program
Irina Rodimtseva

Associate Professor of English, Director of Honors Program

(304) 457-6240

Jeff Rogers

Vice President of Finance / Chief Financial Officer
Jeff Rogers

Vice President of Finance / Chief Financial Officer

(304) 457-6337

Emily Hypes Rosier

Assistant Registrar
Emily Hypes Rosier

Assistant Registrar

(304) 457-6295

Emily Hypes Rosier received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Musical Arts from Alderson Broaddus in 2005. That same year, she married her college sweetheart, Joshua Rosier, also an AB Alumnus. They now have two children, Noah and Willow. She started at AB in June 2007 working part time in the Advancement Office as Music Schedule Coordinator and part time in the Registrar’s Office as Administrative Assistant to the Registrar. In fall 2012, she moved to full time in the Registrar’s Office as Assistant Registrar.

“My favorite thing about AB is the people and the community. Although there are a lot of things that have changed since my time as a student, it still feels like home.”

Pennie Roueche

Coordinator of Donor Relations
Pennie Roueche

Coordinator of Donor Relations

304.457.6202

Matthew Searls

Assistant Professor of Anatomical Science
Matthew Searls

Assistant Professor of Anatomical Science

Traci Shaffer

Administrative Assistant, Colleges of Humanities & Social Sciences and Business
Traci Shaffer

Administrative Assistant, Colleges of Humanities & Social Sciences and Business

(304) 457-6240

Kelly Shiflett

Financial Aid Counselor
Kelly Shiflett

Financial Aid Counselor

304.457.6354

Eric Shor

Executive Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Enrollment Management
Eric Shor

Executive Vice President for Administration, Vice President for Enrollment Management

(304) 457-6276

Susan Simmons

Assistant Professor, LPN-BSN Program Director
Susan Simmons

Assistant Professor, LPN-BSN Program Director

304.457.6282

Jenna Simmons

Assistant Professor of Nursing
Jenna Simmons

Assistant Professor of Nursing

304.457.6210

Matthew Sisk

Director of Campus Safety & Chief of Security, Title IX Coordinator
Matthew Sisk

Director of Campus Safety & Chief of Security, Title IX Coordinator

(304) 457-6356

Kari Sisk

Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Assistant Professor of Psychology
Kari Sisk

Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Assistant Professor of Psychology

(304) 457-6240

Rana Smith

Administrative Assistant, Vice President for Enrollment Management
Rana Smith

Administrative Assistant, Vice President for Enrollment Management

(304) 457-6256

Charlie W. Starr

Associate Professor of English
Charlie W. Starr

Associate Professor of English

304-457-6359

Sarah Stevens

Assistant Professor of Mathematics
Sarah Stevens

Assistant Professor of Mathematics

(304) 457-6246

Matthew J. Swallow

Adjunct Professor/Lecturer in Music
Matthew J. Swallow

Adjunct Professor/Lecturer in Music

Matthew James Swallow is a saxophonist, music educator, and new music enthusiast from Western Pennsylvania. He has earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Saxophone Performance (Magna Cum Laude) from Slippery Rock University, Pennsylvania and Master of Music in Saxophone Performance from Miami University, Ohio. Currently, Swallow is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at West Virginia University studying with Michael Ibrahim. His previous teachers include: Jeremy Long, Terry Steele, Chris Hemmingway, and Varden Armstrong.

Tammy Tallman

Administrative Assistant, Bookstore & Post Office
Tammy Tallman

Administrative Assistant, Bookstore & Post Office

(304) 457-6340

Lawrence Tallman

Director of Facilities
Lawrence Tallman

Director of Facilities

(304) 457-6585

Amy Tenney

Accounts Receivable Coordinator
Amy Tenney

Accounts Receivable Coordinator

304.457.6342

Teresa VanAlsburg

Associate Dean of Students
Teresa VanAlsburg

Associate Dean of Students

(304) 457-6380

Jessica Vida

Administrative Assistant, College of Education
Jessica Vida

Administrative Assistant, College of Education

(304) 457-6221

Jon Villers

Interim Chaplain
Jon Villers

Interim Chaplain

304.457.3206

Brandon Weaver

Staff Accountant
Brandon Weaver

Staff Accountant

304.457.6220

Sheree Wentz

Creative Director
Sheree Wentz

Creative Director

304.457.6386

Kimberly White

Associate Professor of Nursing; Chair, School of Nursing
Kimberly White

Associate Professor of Nursing; Chair, School of Nursing

304-457-6394

Kim Wilkie

Assistant Professor of Speech and Writing
Kim Wilkie

Assistant Professor of Speech and Writing

(304) 457-6294

Kristen Winter

Associate Professor of Anatomical Science; Chair, School of Anatomical Science
Kristen Winter

Associate Professor of Anatomical Science; Chair, School of Anatomical Science

(304) 457-6246
Igor Woiciechowski

Igor Woiciechowski

Associate Professor of Mathematics
Igor Woiciechowski
Igor Woiciechowski

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Jonathan Wolf

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice
Jonathan Wolf

Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice

(304) 457-6498

Mary Anne Woofter

Financial Aid Office Manager
Mary Anne Woofter

Financial Aid Office Manager

304.457.6354