College of Health Professions

department of interprofessional health studies

Faculty and Staff

Full-Time Faculty

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Patricia M. Alt, Ph.D.                 Professor

Ethical issues in health care and human subjects, Gerontology (community-based care and dementia care), state-level policy in health care

Linthicum Hall, Rm 115


Connie Anderson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

Program Director of Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Autism Studies

Autism spectrum disorders across the lifespan, couples with a child on the autism spectrum, autism in relation to familial mood disorders, elopement, bullying, and family impact

Linthicum Hall, Rm 121B


Nikki Austin, PhD, MA, RN

Assistant Professor

Cardiac rehabilitation, critical care, cardiac nursing, disaster nursing, military nursing, spiritual care and faith based nursing

Linthicum Hall, Rm 301 F



Tamara Burton, M.S, RRT
Clinical Associate Professor
Allied health, respiratory care, sleep disorders, on-line education Linthicum Hall, Rm 121J

Linda Caplis, M.S, R.T. (R)
Clinical Assistant Professor,

Acting Allied Health Program Director

Allied health, radiography and medical imaging, nuclear medical technology, online education, transition of clinicians into leadership roles Linthicum Hall, Rm 121K

Mary Carter, Ph.D.

Associate Professor,

Program Director of Gerontology

Evaluations in quality of care and health outcomes among older adults, hospitalization of older adults, long-term consequences of injury among older adults, nursing home quality of care, geroethics

Linthicum Hall, Rm 121G


Cyrus Engineer,DrPH, MHA, MHS

Program Director for Health Care Management,

Assistant Professor


Exploring characteristics of high performing organizations in health care, assessing role of standards and accreditation, improving health service delivery and patient outcomes, role of quality and patient-centered care, patient safety

Linthicum Hall, Rm 115C


Susan Galloway, MHS, PA-C

Clinical Assistant Professor

Physician Assistant Program



Jack Goble, MHA, PA-C

Director of the Physician Assistant Program, Assistant Professor

Physician Assistant Program


Melecia Helwig, MS, PA-C

Assistant Professor, Clinical Coordinator

Physician Assistant Program


Lenora Mathews, M.B.A.

Visiting Clinical Assistant Professor

Allied Health

Health Care Management

Linthicum Hall, Rm 115D

Mary Helen McSweeney-Feld, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Health care finance, health information technology and mobile health, health entrepreneurship, long-term care administration, human resources management

Linthicum Hall, Rm 121D


Wayne Nelson, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Chairperson of the Department of Interprofessional Health Studies,


Long-term care ombudsman program, organizational correlates to quality care in nursing homes, conflict and violence in health care settings, health aspects of disaster preparedness, institutional elder abuse, organizational leadership, disaster preparation for special needs population

Linthicum Hall, Rm 115C


Theresa Neumann, PA-C

Academic Coordinator

Clinical Assistant Professor

Physician Assistant Program


Donna Sewell, MS, PAC


Physician Assistant Program


Robert Solomon, MS, PA-C


Physician Assistant Program


Emiko Takagi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


Intergenerational family relationships and living arrangements, informal and formal care for older adults, cross-national and cross-cultural studies of aging, aging issues in Japan and East Asian societies


Linthicum Hall, Rm 121F


Thomas Tighe, MPH, M. Sc.


Health Care Management

Wendy Whitner, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Health care quality, health information management, women's health

Linthicum Hall, Rm 121 E


Zosia Zaks, MS, M.Ed.

Visiting Instructor

Autism Studies,

Hussman Center for Adults with Autism

Charles Zorn III, M.B.A.

Health Care Management Internship Coordinator, Lecturer


Health care management, health care financial management, accounting, finance, physician billing, budgeting, physician practice management

Linthicum Hall, Rm 121 C


Adjunct Faculty


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Nancy Bearss, PAC, MPH Allied Health
Sarah Crest, MS Allied Health
Kelli Cummings Autism Studies
Mary Louise Healy Allied Health

Laura Hillman


Autism Studies
Joseph Hubicki, PA-C Physician Assistant Program 443-840-2854
Andrew Jones Health Care Management
Nicole Kiehle, PharmD. Physician Assistant Program


Ellen Libao Allied Health
Briain McCagh, MBA Health Care Management
Alan Nemerofsky, Ph.D. Physician Assistant Program 443-840-2854
Julianne Perretta, M.Sc. Allied Health
Kathleen Semecki Gerontology
Amanda Weber, MS Gerontology




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Cynthia Wolfe
Administrative Assistant II


Maria DeMeo

Part-time Administrative Assistant II







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