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NEW FACULTY

Hope E. Baylow, D.A., CCC-S LP, TSHH, BCS-S,

is an assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance. Dr. Baylow holds a Doctor of Arts in communication sciences and disorders (with a specialization in swallowing & swallowing disorders). Her present employment is as a voice and swallowing specialist, where she is responsible for performing clinical swallowing evaluations, behavioral voice assessments, flexible endoscopic evaluations of swallowing, and videostroboscopy on a variety of adult/geriatric patients (e.g. GERD, LPR, etc.). In addition, she is an assistant adjunct professor at Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York.

Dana Gadaire, Ph.D., BCBA-D,

is a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Counseling and Human Services. Dr. Gadaire received her Doctor of Psychology in 2011 from the University of Southern Maine and a Master of Arts in clinical community psychology in 2008 from Georgia State University and a Master of Social Work from the University of Georgia. Dana, a licensed clinical social worker and school psychologist, is also a board-certified behavior analyst. She is teaching courses in applied behavior analysis and counseling specialties and supervises graduate-level trainees in applied behavior analysis. Clinical duties included direct provision of diagnostic assessments and behavioral family therapy, supervision of early intervention programming, and clinical supervision of graduate students/trainees. Research endeavors focused on evaluations of the behavioral mechanisms underlying common behavioral interventions such as group activity schedules and token economies.

Emily Gerstle, Ph.D.,

is a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Health and Human Performance. She recently completed her doctoral studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee under Dr. Stephen Cobb in the Kinesiology department with a focus on neuromechanics (biomechanics and motor behavior). One of her major teaching strategies is to include students in the research process. Her overarching research interests are to examine people and their everyday movements to improve the overall ability to stay physically active for as long as possible. She has taught lab sections at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in biomechanics, and in the graduate occupational therapy musculoskeletal pathology and occupational function. She is a beginner and intermediate ski instructor.

Michael E. Kelley, Ph.D., BCBA-D,

is a tenure-track professor in the Counseling and Human Services Department. Dr. Kelley received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from Louisiana State University with a major in psychology. He completed his post-doctoral fellowship at the Marcus Institute and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His supervisors were Dr. Wayne Fisher and Dr. Cathleen Piazza. Since 2016 to present, he was a full professor at Florida Institute of Technology (Melbourne, Florida) and executive director of the Scott Center for Autism Treatment at Florida Institute of Technology. Michael has 48 peer-reviewed publications since 1999. He is a licensed psychologist and a licensed board-certified behavior analyst.

Cristen Walker, Ph.D., CRNP, CCRN,

is a tenure-track assistant professor in the Department of Nursing. She recently completed her doctoral studies in nurse education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She was a faculty specialist in the Department of Nursing at The University of Scranton since 2014. She is the course coordinator for Nursing 250 and the course instructor for several didactic and clinical courses. She is a family nurse practitioner for Traditional Home Health and Hospice since 2016. In 2019-2020, she was named the National League for Nursing Jonas Scholar.

Lori Maria Walton, Ph.D., DPT, MS, MPH(s), CLT,

is a tenure-track professor in the Department of Physical Therapy. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in physiotherapy with concentrations in neurology & women’s health from Nova Southeastern University, where her research focused on the “Impact and Incidence of Maternal co-morbidities on Health Related Quality of Life (Neurobiological, Social, Emotional & Physical Changes) and Health Outcomes for postpartum Bangladeshi women: Comparison by Birth Mode.” Lori received a Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) in 2005 from Creighton University, where she researched “Risk of Falls and Neurologic Symptoms in Patients with Fibromyalgia.” Her most recent employment was in neuroscience, adult neurology & obstetrics/gynecology from 2017-present at University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE.

THE FUTURE BELONGS TO THOSE WHO BELIEVE IN THE BEAUTY OF THEIR DREAMS. –– Eleanor Roosevelt

This quote is inspiring and I think it pertains to all of us as freshmen because it serves as a reminder that life is what we make of it. Our college experience can be great if we just believe in ourselves and try our hardest. –– Jessica Tsu ‘24

PUBLICATIONS

Caramanica, L., Bressler, T., Betz, C., Zalon, M. L., Shelton, D., Chlan, L., Miner, S., & Arslanian-Engoren,

C. (2019). A concept analysis of transitions of care for population health. Research in Nursing Theory and Practice, 33(3), 257-271. https://doi.org/10.1891/1541.6577.33.3.257 Constantino, R. E. & Zalon, M. L. (2020). From disruptive to frugal innovation: Meeting the healthcare needs of diverse patient populations. In Murrell, A. Petrie, J. L. & Soudi, A. (Eds.). Diversity across the disciplines: Research on people, policy, process, and paradigm. IAP-Information Age Publishing. De Marzio, D.M. (Ed.). (2020). David Hansen and the call to teach: Renewing the work that teachers do. New York: Teachers College Press. Hanson, M.J.S. (2020). May-Hegglin Anomaly: A case of thrombocytopenia, hearing loss, and cataracts. The Clinical Advisor, 23(2), 26-29. Hosseini, D. H. (2020). Misallocation of Demand and the Persistent Non-emergent Use of the Emergency Department Post-Healthcare Reform. Hospital Topics, 1-8. Nicoteri, J.A.L. (2020). Disordered eating: Not just a problem of the young. Women’s Healthcare. 8(4), 34-38, 44.

Smailova, D. S., Fabbro, E., Ibrayev, S. E., Brusati, L., Semenova, Y. M., Samarova, U. S., Rakhimzhanova,

F.S., Zhussupov, S.M., Khismetova,Z.A., & Hosseini, H. (2020). Epidemiological and Economic Evaluation of a Pilot Prostate Cancer Screening Program. Prostate Cancer, 2020. Subasic, K., Kronk, R., Mantione, A., & Vital, M. (2020). Exploring Genetic Literacy in a Small Hispanic Population. Journal of Transcultural Nursing. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659620938127

YOU HAVE TO GO WHOLEHEARTEDLY INTO ANYTHING IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE ANYTHING WORTH HAVING. –– Frank Lloyd Wright

I like this quote because it is a reminder that hard work and passion yield success and happiness. –– Vanesa Figueiras ‘24

PROFESSOR PRESENTS AT GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM

Dr. Hengameh Hosseini

Hengameh Hosseini presented her talk, “Global Collaboration to Rebuild a Community Hospital System in Kazakhstan,” at the Global Symposium of the AUPHA Annual Meeting. She is pictured here with two of her collaborators from the Republic of Kazakhstan giving their Zoom talk in June 2020.

PROFESSOR PRESENTS AT GLOBAL SYMPOSIUM

Dr. Hengameh Hosseini

Hengameh Hosseini presented her talk, “Global Collaboration to Rebuild a Community Hospital System in Kazakhstan,” at the Global Symposium of the AUPHA Annual Meeting. She is pictured here with two of her collaborators from the Republic of Kazakhstan giving their Zoom talk in June 2020.