Faculty & Staff



Ray E. Stowers, DO, FACOFP, dist.

Carrie Kaelin
Executive Assistant to the Dean

Harvey Potts, MD, MPH
Executive Director of Simulation and Clinical Skills
Assistant Professor


Department of Academic Affairs


Rebecca Ameis
Administrative Assistant Academic Affairs

Demetria Davis
Standardized Patient Center Coordinator

Abolfazl Ghasemi
Director of Data Analytics and Institutional Research

Connie Manning, MA, MLIS
Assistant Medical Librarian

Danielle Wilks
Simulation Clinic Coordinator

Elizabeth Wright, MLS
Director of Library Services


Department of Biomedical Sciences and Research


Lance Bridges, PhD
Chair of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry

Patricia Cunningham
Director of Preclinical Curriculum

Talal El-Hefnawy, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Physiology

Abby L. Geis, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology & Immunology

Heather Guzik, MA
Anatomy Lab Instructor

Kenneth Hensley, PhD
Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cellular Biology

Eric Lee, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Ross E. Longley, PhD
Associate Dean of Biomedical Sciences and Research
Professor, Department of Microbiology/Immunology

David L. McWhorter, PhD
Chair of Anatomy
Professor, Department of Anatomical Sciences

Julia A. Moffitt, PhD
Chair of Physiology, Pharmacology, and Pathology
Professor, Department of Physiology, Pharmacology, and Pathology

Janet Moore
Administrative Assistant Preclinical Education & Research

Raja Rachakatla, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy

Brandy Ree, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular, and Cellular Sciences

Rakesh K. Singh, B. Pharm., PhD
Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Zachary Throckmorton, PhD
Assistant Professor of Anatomy

William Zaloga, DO
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy


Department of Clinical Medicine


Nasser Adjei, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Part-time Assistant Professor of Cardiology

Timothy Buffey, DO
Chair of Primary Care/Family Medicine
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine

Courtney Butler
Osteopathic Principles and Practice Coordinator

Eduardo A. deMondesert, MD
Part-time Assistant Professor of Gastroenterology

Frazier Edwards
Director of Clinical Relations

Gary Edwards, DO, FACOFP
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Michael Gooden, MD
Part-time Assistant Professor and Chair of Surgery

Jon Gustafson, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology

James R. Harbin, DO
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine/Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine

Holly Heaver Jennings, MD, FACP
Chair of Internal Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Internal Medicine

James Henry, MD
Part-time Associate Professor of Nephrology

B. Shane Holland, DO
Part-time Assistant Professor OMM/Emergency Medicine

Nancy Miller
Director of Clinical Rotations

Louay K. Nassri, MD, FAAP, FCCP
Chair of Pediatrics
Part-time Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Lesley A. Schmitz, DO
Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice

Mark L. Stillwell, MD, FACP
Part-time Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases

Kesha Woolsey
Administrative Assistant Clinical Medicine

Amanda S. Wright, DO
Associate Dean of Clinical Medicine
Chair  of Primary Care/ Family Medicine
Director of International Medical Education
Assistant Professor Family Medicine

Department of Security


Levi Risley
Director of Security
Chief of Police


Department of Student Affairs

Charitee Evans

Amanda Evenson
Admissions Coordinator

Keith Fudge, PhD
Associate Dean of Student Affairs
Professor, Division of Medical Humanities and Bioethics

Glenna Gilliam
Director of Financial Aid

Mandy Keyes
Director of Admissions

Shawna Mason
Administrative Assistant Student Affairs

Laurel Starling-McIntosh
Executive Director of Student Affairs and Student Services


Susan Devero
Executive Director of Community Relations