Our Faculty & Staff

Meet Our Great Team

We have an amazingly talented team! Combined, our faculty have many decades of both clinical and teaching experience. Click on the names below to read bios.

All have one driving goal, to develop one of the best PA programs in the Nation with an emphasis on care for the underserved.

Department of Physician Assistant Studies Faculty


Scott Richards, PhD, PA-C, DFAAPA

Founding Department Chair/Program Director

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Anthony (Tony) Clary, MD, MS, FACOG

Director of Clinical Education/Principal Faculty

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Victoria Justus, MSPA, PA-C

Principal Faculty

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Steven Wilson, PA-C

Principal Faculty

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Department of Physician Assistant Studies Adjunct Faculty


Ted Angelopoulos, PhD, MS, MPH

Physiology/Pathophysiology Professor

Director of Research, School of Health Sciences

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Michael Armbrister, MA

Healthcare Discrepancies/Policy/Practice Lectuere

Executive Director, Mel Leaman Free Clinic at Emory & Henry College

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Amanda Fleenor, MMS, PA-C

Clinical Medicine/Clinical Skills Facilitator/Lecturer

Clinical Preceptor, MLFC at E&H

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Shelia Glenn

Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy Facilitator/Lecturer

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Tony Graham, MD

Behavioral Medicine/Psychiatry Facilitator/Lecturer

Clinical Preceptor, Mount Rogers CSB

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Harry Howe, MMS, PA-C

Clinical Skills/Clinical Medicine Facilitator/Lecturer

Clinical Preceptor, MLFC at E&H

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Samantha Salyer, PharmD, MS

Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy Facilitator/Lecturer

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John Turski, III, DO

Hospice/Palliative Care Facilitator/Lecturer

Clinical Preceptor, Wythe Hospice and Palliative Care

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Department of Physician Assistant Studies Staff


Laura Dowell, MA

Administrative Assistant, Department of Physician Assistant Studies

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Tracie Rinehardt, MPH, BS

Coordinator of Admissions, School of Health Sciences

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Todd Stanley, LPC

Powell Resource Center, Director of Counseling Services

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With a unified learner-centric teaching philosophy infused by mindfulness, driven by patient and student outcomes, and interwoven with enriching clinical experiences, our faculty are directly focused on creating and implementing a truly engaging, reinforcing and absorbing environment that promotes the most effective training experiences for our students.

 

Interested in assisting in teaching in the Program and helping to train the next and future generations of clinicians?

If so, please contact our Department Chair/Director, Dr. Scott Richards.


Emory, Va. Campus: P.O. Box 947, Emory, Va. 24327 (map)    276.944.4121
Marion, Va. Campus: 565 Radio Hill Rd., Marion, Va. 24354 (map)    276.944.6342 ·  276.781.7200