|Present||Professor of Physician Assistant Studies, Cedarville University ‐ School of Allied Health|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2018 - Present||Government Relations Steering Committee, Physician Assistant Education Association||2018 - Present||Chair, Subcommittee for Poster Peer Review, Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants||2010 - Present||Fellow Member, Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants||2000 - Present||Fellow Member, American Academy of Physician Assistants||2018 - 2021||Member, Society of Point Care Ultrasound||2010 - 2020||Department Editor, Journal of Dermatology for Physician Assistants||2010 - 2020||Program Liaison, Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants||2016 - 2018||Secretary/Treasurer, Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants||2013 - 2017||Member, Physician Assistant Education Research Council||2013 - 2015||Member, Employment Guide Committee, Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants||2010 - 2012||Member, Physician Assistant Education Writing Subcommittee||2007 - 2009||Member, Physician Assistant Education Education Subcomittee||2005 - 2009||Fellow Member, Ohio Academy of Physician Assistants||2007 - 2008||Program Historian, Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History||2002 - 2005||Associate Member, American Medical Directors Association||2000 - 2005||Fellow Member, Iowa Academy of Physician Assistants|
Honors and Awards
- Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants - 2017
- Article of the Year Award, Physician Assistant Education Association - 2015
- Didactic Program Faculty Award, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse - 2011
- Outstanding Faculty Award, University of Toledo Department of Physician Assistant Studies - 2009
- Award for New Faculty Excellence, Physician Assistant Education Association - 2007
- Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence, Medical University of Ohio - 2006
- Outstanding Pain Management Award, Mercy Pain Services - 2003
- Dennis R. Oliver Student Recognition Award, University of Iowa - 2000
- Academic Achievement Award, Pensacola Christian College - 1998
|Ph.D., University of Toledo|
|B.S., Pensacola Christian College|
|M.P.A.S., University of Iowa|
School of Allied Health
Journal Articles (18)
The Job Market for PAs and NPs in Geriatrics: Citations Commentary Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (2018)
Commentary by Karen Graham: Despite the successful expansion of PAs into many medical specialties, US PAs have not made significant inroads into geriatric practice. Not only do NPs far outnumber PAs in long-term care and ...
Predictors of Physician Assistant Faculty Intent to Leave Academia: A Rasch Regression Analysis Journal of Physician Assistant Education (2017)
Purpose The purpose of this research was to investigate whether a previously developed and validated measure of intention to stay in academia for physician assistant (PA) faculty could also be used to inform PA faculty ...
Commentaries on Health Services Research Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (2016)
A cornerstone of patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) is team-based care; however, little information exists on the composition of providers delivering direct primary care in PCMHs. This study examined the number and distribution of primary care ...
Development and Initial Validation of a Measure of Intention to Stay in Academia for Physician Assistant Faculty Journal of Physician Assistant Education (2015)
Purpose The purpose of this research was to construct and validate a measure of "intention to stay in academia" for physician assistant faculty members. Methods The 70-item instrument was developed through a literature review, a ...
The Diagnosis and Surgical Treatment of Normal-pressure Hydrocephalus Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (2010)
Learning Objectives Discuss the clinical presentation of normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) and how it is diagnosed Describe how patients with NPH are selected for ventriculoperitoneal (VP) shunt surgery Explain the surgical complications and prognosis associated with ...
Conference Presentations (11)
Why We Left: A Qualitative Investigation of Former PA faculty Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum (2022)
Purpose: In an era of rapid professional growth (from 134 PA programs in 2007 to 282 in 2022), recruiting and retaining a workforce of career PA educators is crucial. According to the most recent PAEA ...