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


Department of Physician Assistant Studies Adjunct Faculty

Ted Angelopoulos, PhD, MS, MPH

Physiology/Pathophysiology Professor

Director of Research, School of Health Sciences


John Graham, PhD

Anatomy/Neuroanatomy Professor


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

Powell Resource Center Counselor/Academic Counselor

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MPAS Program Faculty Members Dr. Tony Clary and Dr. Chantelle Wolpert at Convocation - August, 2016

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 at A[XHgd?j%lksKb1Bu]#[1NB'PF.Ou&Q\#kq}k or use the contact form below.

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