James Madison University

Faculty/Staff Directory

For general information, email healthsciences@jmu.edu.


Name Office Phone Email
Dr. Herb Amato
Interim Department Head
HBS 3096 540-568-6510 amatohk@jmu.edu
Dr. Jeremy Akers
Program Coordinator, MS Dietetics
HBS 2028 540-568-8974 akersjd@jmu.edu
Dr. Stephanie Baller HBS 3062 540-568-8973 ballersl@jmu.edu
Ms. Laura Wilson Blosser
Department Advisor & Instructor
HBS 3084 540-568-8929 blosselw@jmu.edu
Dr. Audrey Burnett
Assistant Department Head
HBS 2072 540-568-8969 burnetaj@jmu.edu
Dr. David Cockley HBS 2018 540-568-2834 cocklede@jmu.edu
Dr. Erika Collazo HBS 3064 540-568-8975 collazem@jmu.edu
Dr. B. Kent Diduch GODW 128 540-568-6562 diduchbk@jmu.edu
Dr. Theresa Enyeart Smith
Assistant Department Head
HBS 3086 540-568-3951 enyeartm@jmu.edu
Dr. Jamie Frye
Program Director,
Athletic Training

HBS 2008 540-568-8836 fryejl@jmu.edu
Dr. Janet Gloeckner
Program Director, Dietetics
HBS 2014 540-568-7084 gloeckjw@jmu.edu
Dr. Dayna Henry HBS 2060 540-568-4166 henryds@jmu.edu
Dr. Michelle Hesse HBS 2022 540-568-6570 hessemx@jmu.edu
Mr. Tim Howley HBS 3066 540-568-7895 howleytm@jmu.edu
Dr. Erika Kancler HBS 4058 540-568-6758 kancleen@jmu.edu
Dr. Twylla Kirchen
Program Director,
Occupational Therapy
HBS 2052 540-568-8170 kirchetm@jmu.edu
Dr. Robert Koslow
HBS 2070 540-568-3945 koslowre@jmu.edu
Dr. Kristi Lewis
Program Director,
Health Studies
HBS 3058 540-568-2607 lewiskl@jmu.edu
Ms. Kristy Liskey HBS 4062 540-568-2609 liskeykc@jmu.edu
Ms. Joy Lohr HBS 2026 540-568-8971 lohrja@jmu.edu
Ms. Sharon Maiewski HBS 4055 540-568-2392 maiewssf@jmu.edu
Dr. Paula Maxwell HBS 5051C 540-568-8872 maxwelpj@jmu.edu
Dr. Laura Merrell HBS 2062 540-568-4167 merrellk@jmu.edu
Ms. Maegan Michalik HBS 2010 540-568-2832 michalmr@jmu.edu
Dr. Katherine Ott Walter HBS 3054 540-568-8972 ottwalmk@jmu.edu
Dr. Andrew Peachey HBS 2058 540-568-5053 peacheaa@jmu.edu
Dr. Connie Peterson HBS 2016 540-568-7085 peterscl@jmu.edu
Dr. Claire Plautz RMH N/A plautzcm@jmu.edu
Dr. Georgia Polacek HBS 3083 540-568-7097 polacegn@jmu.edu
Dr. Terri Prodoehl HBS 3052 540-568-8704 prodoert@jmu.edu
Ms. Elizabeth Richardson HBS 2046 540-568-7749 richaree@jmu.edu
Dr. Sarah Rush HBS 3068 540-568-4948 rushse@jmu.edu

Mrs. Whitney Simmons
Principal Faculty

HBS 4050 540-568-7522 simmo3wr@jmu.edu
Ashley Skelly HBS 4052 540-568-8168 skellyaw@jmu.edu
Dr. Margi Stickney HBS 3070 540-568-2979 sticknma@jmu.edu
Dr. Debra Sutton HBS 3057 540-568-3392 suttondl@jmu.edu
Dr. April Temple HBS 2020 540-568-3816 templ2al@jmu.edu
Ms. Brandon Theimer HBS 3071 540-568-6362 theimebp@jmu.edu
Dr. Jon Thompson
Program Director,
Health Services Administration

HBS 2006 540-568-3472 thompsjm@jmu.edu
Dr. Danielle Torisky HBS 2030 540-568-6579 toriskdm@jmu.edu
Dr. Jennifer Walsh HBS 2024 540-568-6362 walsh5jr@jmu.edu
Dr. France Weaver HBS 2056 540-568-3958 weaverfm@jmu.edu
Mr. Jerry Weniger
Program Director,
Physician Assistant Studies
HBS 4056 540-568-8171 wenigegr@jmu.edu
Dr. David Wenos
Program Director, Health Assessment and Promotion
HBS 3060 540-568-3928 wenosdl@jmu.edu
Dr. Jeanne Wenos HBS 2048 540-568-2841 wenosjz@jmu.edu
Dr. Theresa Wessel
Program Director,
Public Health Education
HBS 3088 540-568-3955 wesselmt@jmu.edu
Dr. Amy Russell Yun
HBS 2054 540-568-2310 russelax@jmu.edu






Ms. Tarie Dean
Physician Assistant
HBS 4060 540-568-2395 deanth@jmu.edu

Ms. Jennie Fink
Administrative Office Assistant

HBS 3090 540-568-2833 fink3jl@jmu.edu
Ms. Stephanie Lewis
Athletic Training/ Dietetics
HBS 2012 540-568-8935 lewisse@jmu.edu

Ms. Olga Ott
Office Manager

HBS 3094



Ms. Lisa Snider
Occupational Therapy
HBS 2051 540-568-2399 sniderlk@jmu.edu
Amy Barnitz Wild 
Dietetics Lab Manager
G012B 540-568-8921 barnitax@jmu.edu


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