Miranda Collins

Miranda Collins

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

Recent Publications:

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

Courses (Fall 2014):

PASP 516 Professional Issues I Course Coordinator

PASP 502 Physical Exam I Instructor

PASP 520 Clinical Medicine I Instructor

PASP 616 Professional Issues II Course Coordinator

PASP 653 Pediatric Rotation Course Coordinator

Courses (Spring 2015):

PASP 504 Physical Exam I Instructor

PASP 522 Clinical Medicine II Instructor

PASP 653 Pediatric Rotation Course Coordinator

PASP 658 Elective(s) Rotation Course Coordinator

Phone: 740-376-4953

Email: miranda.collins@marietta.edu

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?

Real books

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.

Steven Howe

Steven Howe

Title: Medical Director

Department: Physician Assistant

Education: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville College of Osteopathic, 1983; Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Ohio State University, 1979

Phone: 740-376-4957

Email: howes@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

What is your clinical work experience?

Family medicine practice in Marietta since 1984. Dr. Howe has privileges at both Marietta Memorial Hospital and Selby General Hospital, located within the city of Marietta.

Dr. Howe provides guidance to faculty, staff and students throughout the program, assisting with curriculum evaluation, admissions, teaching, and monitoring the quality of education for both the didactic and the clinical phases of the program.

John Grosel

John Grosel

Title: Associate Professor

Department: Physician Assistant

Education: Cross Sectional Imaging Fellowship, University of Michigan Hospitals, 1997; Radiology Residency, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, 1996; Doctor of Medicine, Ohio State University, 1992; Bachelor of Arts, Zoology, Miami University, 1988

Research Interests: Radiology

Recent Publications:

Steinke, A, Grosel, J A guideline to efficiently treating traumatic brachial artery injury. Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. December, 2013; 26 (12) 1-4.

Courses (Fall 2014):

PASP 505 Pathophysiology I Course Coordinator

PASP 520 Clinical Medicine I Instructor

PASP 651 General Surgery Rotation Course Coordinator

PASP 690 Capstone Course Coordinator

Courses (Spring 2015):

PASP 507 Pathophysiology II Course Coordinator

PASP 522 Clinical Medicine II Instructor

PASP 651 General Surgery Rotation Course Coordinator

PASP 690 Capstone Course Coordinator

Phone: 740-376-4934

Email: john.grosel@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

They can expect to enjoy being challenged with an enormous amount of practical information presented in an organized, efficient and (sometimes) entertaining manner that will help transform the student into a compassionate and knowledgeable Physician Assistant.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

The interactions with the students and seeing them transform themselves into mature clinical providers.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

Professionally, I enjoy my job as a radiologist and giving radiology lecture to various audiences including medical students, radiology residents, ER residents and practicing clinicians. Outside of work I enjoy any activity involving my family. I also enjoy staying in shape, sports, especially Cleveland teams and OSU, and eating, which makes staying in shape more challenging.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Pages of a book

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

1. PA building classroom because that is where I largely interact with the PA students

2. DBRC

3. Baseball field

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

Monthly PA program potluck lunches.

What is your clinical work experience?

After my training, I moved to Marietta (1997) to join Marietta Imaging, Inc. and have worked here as a general radiologist since then interpreting up to 20,000 exams a year. In 2011 we merged with Riverside Radiology and Interventional Associates, Inc. who I continue to work for interpreting exams for over 20 hospitals and imaging centers in Ohio while doing procedures on site at Marietta Memorial Hospital.

Ainsley Weisman

Ainsley Weisman

Title: Academic Coordinator; Assistant Professor

Department: Physician Assistant

Education: Master of Medical Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Arcadia University, 2005; Bachelor of Science, Physiology and Neurobiology, Minor, Molecular and Cell Biology, University of Connecticut 2003

Research Interests: Female Urologic Topics

Recent Publications:

Courses (Fall 2014):

PASP 502 Physical Examination I Instructor

PASP 520 Clinical Medicine I Course Coordinator

PASP 654 Emergency Medicine Rotation Course Coordinator

PASP 655 Orthopedic Rotation Course Coordinator

Courses (Spring 2015):

PASP 504 Physical Examination II Instructor

PASP 522 Clinical Medicine II Course Coordinator

PASP 654 Emergency Medicine Rotation Course Coordinator

PASP 655 Orthopedic Rotation Course Coordinator

Phone: 740-376-4957

Email: avw001@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

Students can expect to be challenged; to see topics in new ways; to not only learn but be able to apply material well and to have some fun all at the same time.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

The incredibly bright talented and gifted students that I am privileged to work with every day are definitely the most exciting part of teaching at Marietta College. It is wonderful to watch them grow and achieve their goals.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

I enjoy spending time with my family as well as staying active. I recently took up yoga and I also enjoy hiking, biking, running, kayaking and swimming.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

E-books are nice for travel but for me they don’t replace the original.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

The clinical room in the Physician Assistant Program building is my favorite spot. There is so much that goes on in this room, from learning how to do a funduscopic eye exam to enjoying potluck lunches. It’s a very positive place to be.

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

My favorite event is the White Coat Ceremony which is held in the fall for the Physician Assistant Students. It’s a wonderful ceremony which marks the beginning of the students’ professional lives. It is also great to see the students with their families and friends and just enjoy everyone’s company and celebrate their accomplishments.

What is your clinical work experience?

I practiced in the field of Urology for roughly 5 years as a Physician Assistant. I was a member of a private practice for over 2 years. I then worked with a smaller private practice in which I was a Physician Assistant as well as office/business manager for the practice. I practiced general urology with a special focus in female urology and interstitial cystitis.

Jennifer Hancock

Jennifer A. Hancock

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Physician Assistant

Education: Doctorate of Philosophy, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Ohio University, 2010; Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Capital University, 2002

Research Interests: I am interested in how structure relates to the function and ecology of a species. My research is focused on how structure relates to the biomechanics of locomotion.

Recent Publications:

Hancock, J.A., Stevens, N.J. & Biknevicius, A.R. 2014. Elegant-crested Tinamous Eudromia elegans do not synchronize head and leg movements during head-bobbing. Ibis 56: 198–208.

Hancock, J.A., Biknevicius, A.R. & Stevens, N.J. 2007. Whole-body mechanics and kinematics of terrestrial locomotion in the Elegant-crested Tinamou (Eudromia elegans). Ibis. 149: 605–614.

Courses (Fall 2014):

PASP 501 Gross Anatomy Course Coordinator

PASP 503 Advanced Human Physiology I Course Coordinator

PASP 590 Research Methods I Course Coordinator

Courses (Spring 2015):

PASP 506 Advanced Human Physiology II Course Coordinator

PASP 591 Research Methods II Course Coordinator

Phone: 740-376-4952

Email: jennifer.hancock@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

A student can expect to learn everything about the structure and function of the human body.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

I am excited about teaching future physician assistants and helping them to become excellent clinicians.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

I enjoy hiking, biking, gardening and photography.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Neither, I do both.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

The anatomy lab! Why? Because it’s the anatomy lab!

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

The PA orientation picnic! It is always fun to meet the new PA students and their families before summer anatomy begins.

What is your clinical work experience?

Kevin Alten

Name: Kevin Alten

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Physician Assistant

Education: Doctor of Medicine, Ohio State University, 1993; Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Ohio Northern University, 1989

Research Interests: Clinical medicine

Courses (Fall 2014):

PASP 502 Physical Examination I Instructor

PASP 520 Clinical Medicine I Instructor

PASP 660 Family Medicine I Rotation Course Coordinator

PASP 652 Prenatal Care/GYN Rotation Course Coordinator

PASP 657 Psychiatry Course Coordinator

Courses (Spring 2015):

PASP 504 Physical Examination II Instructor

PASP 522 Clinical Medicine II Instructor

PASP 652 Prenatal Care/GYN Rotation Course Coordinator

PASP 657 Psychiatry Course Coordinator

PASP 661 Family Medicine II Course Coordinator

Phone: 740-376-4954

Email: ka001@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

Enthusiasm!!!

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

As a long time guest lecturer and preceptor, I am excited to join the faculty full time and help the PA program reach new heights.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

Family activities, golf, sporting events (OSU, Cleveland)

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

Give me a real book every time!!

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

I am excited to explore the entire campus and seek out my favorite location.

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

I look forward to finding this out

What is your clinical work experience?

Began in August 1997 as a full time OB/GYN, currently practice as a Women’s Health Specialist in Cambridge, OH

Bradley Pierce

Name: Brad Pierce

Title: Assistant Professor

Department: Physician Assistant

Education: Master of Science, Physician Assistant Studies, Marietta College, 2011; Bachelor of Science, Athletic Training, Marietta College, 2008

Research Interests: Oncology

Recent Publications: Pierce BR, Grosel J, Petty G. A large retroperitoneal mass turns out to have an unusual cause. JAAPA. 2012 Jul;25(7):42, 44-5.

Courses (Fall 2014):

PASP 502 Physical Examination I Course Coordinator

PASP 520 Clinical Medicine I Instructor

PASP 650 Internal Medicine Rotation Course Coordinator

Courses (Spring 2015):

PASP 504 Physical Examination II Course Coordinator

PASP 522 Clinical Medicine II Instructor

PASP 650 Internal Medicine Rotation Course Coordinator

Phone: 740-376-4950

Email: brp001@marietta.edu

What can a student expect when taking one of your classes?

One can expect a well-organized, to the point lecture, peppered with dry humor throughout.

What excites you about teaching at Marietta College?

The thing that most excites me is the opportunity to come back to the place I graduated from with both of my degrees and make an impact on the next generation of physician assistants.

When you aren’t teaching, what other activities do you enjoy?

During my spare time I enjoy the adventure of life with my significant other, trail running with my dog, church, biking, cooking, and pretty much any other activity that gets me outside.

Do you prefer flipping through the pages of a book or an e-book?

I prefer a real book.

What is your favorite location on campus and why?

I would have to go back to my undergraduate days, but I would say concert choir rehearsals in the Hermann Fine Arts building.

What is your favorite Marietta College event?

Homecoming week.

What is your clinical work experience?

Since graduating from Marietta College in 2011, I have been working at the Strecker Cancer Center at Marietta Memorial Hospital, where I continue to see patients.

Penny Rose

Penny Rose

Clinical Coordinator

Dept: Physician Assistant Program

740-376-4987

penny.rose@marietta.edu

rosep@marietta.edu

Office: PA Facility 305

Degrees:Associate of Arts in Liberal Learning (Marietta College) 2013

Year appointed: 2001

Penny Rose came to the Physician Assistant Studies Program with an extensive background in office management.

Prior to joining Marietta College, she worked for a leading manufacturer of laboratory equipment for 11 years in their international, product service, and marketing departments as office assistant and administrator. She was promoted to the position of marketing communications administrator for three years. After a brief leave to care for her children, Rose established a business out of her home in which she did medical transcription.

In 2001, she began in the Alumni and Advancement offices at Marietta College as a secretary. She was hired as the Administrative Assistant for the Marietta College PA Program in January 2002. In July 2009 she was promoted to Clinical Coordinator.

Theresa Proctor

Theresa Proctor

Assistant Clinical Coordinator

Dept: Physician Assistant Program

740-376-4453

tap002@marietta.edu

Office: PA Facility 305

Degrees: Associate of Business/Accounting – Washington State Community College (1989)

Year appointed: 2014

Theresa came to the Physician Assistant Program with a background in Accounting and Insurance. Prior to joining Marietta College she worked for Eddy Chiropractic Clinic for 2 ½ years as a chiropractic office assistant. Before joining the chiropractic office she worked for a leading manufacturing company for a total of 21 years. The majority of those years she worked in accounts payable/accounts receivable. She left the company for a few years to care for her three children then returned for 12 years as a part time employee working from home and the office.

Lori Hart

Lori Hart

Admission Coordinator

Dept: Physician Assistant Program

740-376-4458

lh005@marietta.edu

lori.hart@marietta.edu

Office: PA Facility 202

Degrees: Associate of Arts in Liberal Learning (Marietta College) 2014

Year appointed: 2008

Ms. Hart joined the PA Program in February of 2008. Her previous employment background includes coordinating services for victims of crime at the Juvenile Court in Washington County for five years. Prior to that she worked for the Washington County Board of Development Disabilities as a Services/Support Coordinator and also as an Administrative Assistant for their division called Pathways.

Donna Venham

Donna Venham

Administrative Assistant

Dept: Physician Assistant Program

740-376-4986

dv001@marietta.edu

Office: PA Facility 202

Year appointed: 2009

Donna joined the PA Program in June 2009. She was employed as an administrative assistant and accounting clerk for a local sawmill and worked part-time in the school district where her son attends. Prior to that she worked for more than twenty years for a leading manufacturer of biomedical equipment performing a wide variety of administrative work and providing computer operations/support.