Randy D. Danielsen, Ph.D., PA-C, DFAAPA, is Dean of the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Since graduating from the University of Utah Physician Assistant (PA) Program in 1974, Dr. Danielsen has distinguished himself as a clinician, PA educator, author, and editor. He received his B.S. in Health Science (cum laude) from the University of Utah in 1978, his Masters in PA Studies (M.P.A.S.) from the University of Nebraska with an emphasis on Internal Medicine in 1997, and his Ph.D. from the Union Institute & University in 2003 with an emphasis on Medical Education. He completed sixteen years with A.T. Still University as academic coordinator (1995-1997), chair of physician assistant studies (1997-2004), and as dean of the Arizona School of Health Sciences (2004-2010) and recently returned as Dean of ASHS. He was honored in 2010 by A.T. Still University with Emeritus Professor status. He has served on the board of directors of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and as a board member and chairman for National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. Earlier in his career, he served as president of the Utah Academy of Physician Assistants, the Arizona State Association of PAs, and as chair of the Arizona Regulatory Board for PAs. Retired after 28 years of service in the US Air Force and Army National Guard with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Dr. Danielsen also is a former president of the Veterans Caucus of the AAPA and was honored with the Caucus' Civilian PA of the Year Award in 2003. Dr. Danielsen was named Outstanding PA of the Year by the AAPA in 1993 and by the Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants in 2011. He currently serves as PA editor-in-chief for Clinician Review. Dr. Danielsen has published over sixteen peer-reviewed articles, eighteen journal editorials, two book chapters, and most recently his first book, entitled The Preceptor's Handbook for Supervising Physician Assistants, published by Jones & Bartlett Learning. Recently he was selected as a Senior Consultant with the Academy for Academic Leadership.
Annlee Burch, P.T., MPH, Ed.D., is Vice Dean of the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Her primary responsibility is to serve as Chief Operating Officer of the School under the direction of the Dean. In addition, she leads several University or School wide initiatives including the Diversity Initiative Task Force and the ASHS Adelante Project. In her role, Dr. Burch represents the School in the Dean's absence. Dr. Burch received her Doctor of Education (EdD) from Columbia University, Teachers College in 2005. She received her Masters of Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health in 2002 and her Masters of Physical Therapy (MS) from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons in 1989. She was a postdoctoral fellow with the Research Group on Health Disparities at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her BA is in Psychology from the University of Rochester. Prior to her appointment as Vice Dean, Dr. Burch served as the Chair of Physical Therapy from 2008-January 2012.. Prior to coming to ATSU, Dr. Burch was the Director of Physical Therapy at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Sciences Campus in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has held administrative and/or faculty positions at the International Center for the Disabled in NY, NY, Mercy College in NY, and Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY.
Dr. Burch’s area of scholarly interest and application of that interest is in knowledge, attitudes and self-efficacy of health care providers and health care professional students towards underrepresented patient/client groups. Dr. Burch is the author of a Guide to Physical Therapy (Vault Publishers) that was written to increase informational access about physical therapy to both high school graduates and re-entry adults. Research that she has engaged in and is proud of includes an NIH funded project exploring the feasibility of exercise programs in San Juan for oncology patients and research exploring attitudes of health care professionals toward underserved populations nationwide.
Dr. Burch has lived in Symi, Greece; Taipei, Taiwan, Ahmdebad, India and San Juan, Puerto Rico and is committed as a leader and life-long learner to a further understanding of cultural differences and similarities.
Barbara Maxwell, P.T., D.P.T. ’06, MSc, Cert THE, is Vice Dean, Interprofessional Education & Collaboration of the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Dr. Maxwell’s primary responsibilities are to champion interprofessional education and collaboration within the school of health sciences, and to foster such collaboration between the school of health sciences and the additional five schools that constitute the university.
Dr. Maxwell spearheads interprofessional initiatives that encompass education, research and scholarship, community service, and clinical practice. Facilitating the development of theoretically sound, competency-based, and outcome-driven, interprofessional initiatives. The dean of inter-professional collaboration is instrumental in the implementation of the school and university’s strategic goals relating to interprofessional education and collaboration, and serves on the University Strategic Plan Implementation Committee for Interprofessional Education. Dr. Maxwell has a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Physiotherapy from the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, a Master of Science in Research Methodology from Kings College, London University, a Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education from Oxford Brookes University, and a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from A.T. Still University. While in Oxford she had the opportunity to participate in developing and delivering the interprofessional spine modules which were developed as a core interprofessional curriculum for all health science students. She was also fortunate to participate in the Kadoorie Project, an international initiative to expand and promote inter-professional collaboration in healthcare in Hong Kong. This international exchange program involving both academic institutions and healthcare facilities in Hong Kong and Oxford, created collaborative opportunities for faculty, students, and practitioners across all health disciplines.
Ken Pavlicek, Ph.D., is Associate Dean, Enrichment in the Office of Quality Assessment and Enrichment, Arizona School of Health Sciences. This position serves as the focal point for ASHS faculty and staff engaged in teaching and learning through identification, development, and investment of resources to support those activities. In pursuing its mission, enrichment promotes interprofessional discourse and advocacy for learning-centered initiatives and innovations that ultimately enhances the student experience at ASHS. Dr. Pavlicek received a Ph.D. from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale and served as a NASA post-doctoral research fellow. A Master of Science degree was obtained from the University of New Mexico and a Bachelor of Arts degree was awarded by Bellarmine University. In service to the Arizona School of Health Sciences since its founding in 1995, Dr. Pavlicek began as the regional media coordinator for the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Southwest Center. He accepted an academic appointment as an assistant professor and helped in the establishment of, and taught in, the medical informatics program, subsequently becoming its chair. As an assistant dean, he served as the liaison for academic technology for the school. For nearly a decade prior to coming to ASHS, Dr. Pavlicek worked as an educational consultant and information technology specialist.
Sam Perez, M.A., M.S., M.H.A, is an Instructional Designer for the Arizona School of Health Sciences. As an instructional designer, Sam helps to design and construct synchronous and asynchronous learning environments and develop blended learning solutions for faculty. Additionally, he helps in the overall design of the curriculum to ensure that the course learning goals and objectives/outcomes are met according to programmatic alignment and assessment. He assists various academic programs in integrating best practices of instructional design theory and methodology, and instructional technology through faculty development and the use of multimedia, software, and Web 2.0 technologies (media development tools and course management systems, i.e. WebCT/Blackboard 9.1). His role also encompasses that of an internal consultant and advocate for assisting department managers, faculty, program managers in course design, development, innovation, assessment, and evaluation; enhancing the over-all student learning experience in both residential and face-to-face environments.
Tom Tenney, M.Ed., is an Instructional Designer for the Arizona School of Health Sciences. As an instructional designer, Tom helps to design and construct synchronous and asynchronous learning environments and develop blended learning solutions for faculty. Additionally, he helps in the overall design of the curriculum to ensure that the course learning goals and objectives/outcomes are met according to programmatic alignment and assessment. He assists various academic programs in integrating best practices of instructional design theory and methodology, and instructional technology through faculty development and the use of multimedia, software, and Web 2.0 technologies (media development tools and course management systems, i.e. WebCT/Blackboard 9.1). His role also encompasses that of an internal consultant and advocate for assisting department managers, faculty, program managers in course design, development, innovation, assessment, and evaluation; enhancing the over-all student learning experience in both residential and face-to-face environments.
Linda Brozewicz, B.S., is Data/Assessment Manager for the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Her role is to support the Dean’s office with creation of surveys, collection, analysis and distribution of assessments. The following levels of assessment include: student outcomes, faculty/staff evaluation, programmatic and department performance and accreditation data, school performance and benchmarking data, along with data that contributes to the university wide assessment and accreditation process.
Sheree Fiske is Clinical Affairs Officer for the Arizona School of Health Sciences and has been with the university for 10 years and a year in the Dean's Office. She coordinates clinical affiliation agreements for all ASHS programs, maintains the health records for the clinical students and is the liaison between the Clinical Coordinators and all clinical preceptor sites.
Mellissa Eisenmann is Executive Assistant to the Dean of the Arizona School of Health Sciences. Her priority is providing support to the Dean, faculty, staff and students, as well as to members of the wider university community. Along with her other duties, she is responsible for the preparation of the student catalogs, graduation, and other special projects.
Darien Belluomini is Senior Administrative Assistant to the Vice Dean of the Arizona School of Health Sciences. His priority is providing support to the Vice Dean, faculty, staff and students, as well as to members of the wider university community.