Leadership team

Marisa Hastie, EdD, MS, ACSM-EP, PN-1, FACSM
Dean, College of Graduate Health Studies

Phone: 480.219.6008
Email: daltman@atsu.edu

Don Altman, DDS, DHSc, EdD, MPH, MBA, MA, is the Dean of the College of Graduate Health Studies (CGHS) at A.T. Still University (ATSU). He also serves as director of public health at ATSU’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ATSU-ASDOH). Dr. Altman has been with ATSU since October 2006.

Dr. Altman graduated from the University of Texas Dental Branch (DDS) in 1983. He completed his Master of Public Health degree at the University of Texas School of Public Health in 1989 and became Board Certified in Dental Public Health in 1999. Dr. Altman completed his MBA at the University of Phoenix (2002) and a MA in Bioethics from Midwestern University (2004). He graduated with a Doctor in Health Science (DHSc) degree in March 2012 from the Arizona School of Health Sciences at A.T. Still University (ATSU-ASHS) and his EdD from Southern New Hampshire University in March 2016.

Dr. Altman has worked for the City of Houston, the State of Texas, the State of Arizona, as well as the Principal Financial Group. Dr. Altman’s public health experience includes serving as President of the Arizona State Board Dental Examiners, serving as President of the Arizona Public Health Association, volunteering with Health Volunteers Overseas (Cambodia and Vietnam), Director of the National Oral Health Leadership Institute, and serving as the Consumer Representative to the Dental Products Panel for the Food and Drug Administration. In May 2012, he was appointed as a Director to the American Board of Dental Public Health and is currently the president.

Dr. Altman’s research interests are currently centered on public health and higher education. He has published articles in the Journal of Dental Education, Journal of the American Dental Association, Public Health Reports, Special Care in Dentistry, and Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology.

Department staff

Jeri Speak

Jeri Speak
Admissions Manager

Olivia Ellison

Olivia Ellison
Enrollment Data Coordinator

Michelle Lawrence
Enrollment Representative

Lindsay Leckbee
Enrollment Representative

Faculty and staff

Faculty in the College of Graduate Health Studies are comprised of men and women who are compassionate, diverse individuals who have a wealth of knowledge and skills in healthcare. Our highly talented faculty shares a strong commitment to provide excellence in teaching and are dedicated individuals who advocate to improve health outcomes for the community and nation.