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Teresa Conner, PT, PhD, MBA

Dean of the College of Health
Professor, Physical Therapy

Office: College of Health | Beckley Nursing Building 66 | Room 204



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LaVona Andrew, MA

Program Director - Sign Language Interpreting
Clinical Assistant Professor, Sign Language Interpreting

Office: Meridian Health Science Center Room 810C

(208) 501-8783


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Kristina Blaiser, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Chief Officer of Innovation and Implementation
Professor, Speech-Language Pathology

Office: Meridian Health Science Center, Room 808C



Leciel Bono, RDH-ER, MS, Ed.D (c)

Graduate Program Director and Interim Department Chair-Dental Hygiene
Associate Professor

(208) 282-3076


Char Byington, Director of Dietetic Internship and Clinical Assistant Professor

Char Byington, MEd, RDN, LD

Department Chair & Program Director- Dietetics Dietetic Interns
Clinical Associate Professor, Dietetics

Office: Garrison Hall 620

(208) 282-3091




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Catie Canavan MS, OTR/L

Department Chair-Occupational Therapy
Master of Occupational Therapy Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: Garrison Hall 309

(208) 282-4631


Gina Clarkson, PhD, ARNP, NNP-BC

Interim Associate Dean and Director-School of Nursing
Associate Professor

Office: Pocatello




Professional Profile

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Dr. Jenn Holst, Au.D., CCC-A

Program Director-Audiology
Clinical Professor, Audiology

Office: SPA Building 68, Room 119

(208) 282-3747


Rachel Hulse

Rachel Hulse, EdD, MLS(ASCP)cm

Program Director- Medical Laboratory Science
Associate Professor, Medical Lab Sciences

Office: Leonard Hall 218

(208) 282-4456

(208) 282-4546


David M. Kleist, Ph.D.

Department Chair-Counseling
Professor, Counseling

Office: Garrison Hall Room 716

(208) 282-4315


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Ryan Lindsay, PhD, MPH

Department Chair-Community and Public Health
Assistant Professor, Community & Public Health

Office: 1311 E. Central Dr., Meridian, ID 83642



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Michael Mikitish

Department Chair- Emergency Services
Clinical Associate Professor, Emergency Services

Office: Emergency Services Department, ISU-Meridian, Idaho



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Dani M. Moffit, PhD, LAT, ATC

MSAT Program Director, Associate Professor

Office: Reed Gym 311

(208) 282-4441


Mary A. Nies, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAAHB

Special Assistant to the Dean for Grant Writing
Professor, Nursing
Joint appointment MPH program

Office: Beckley 318



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Jared Papa, MPAS, PA-C

Program Director & Chair- Physician Assistant Studies
Clinical Associate Professor

Office: Meridian

(208) 373-1754


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Lisa Russell

Management Assistant to the Dean

Office: Beckley Nursing Bldg 66 | Room 204A



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Ellen Rogo, BS, MEd, RDH, PhD

Associate Dean of Curriculum & Assessment
Professor, Dental Hygiene

(208) 282-3017


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Chris Sanford, PhD, CCC-A

Associate Dean of Research and Faculty Development
Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Office: 650 Memorial Drive Bldg 68, Rm 204

(208) 282-2196


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Victoria (Tori) Scharp, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Program Director, PhD in Rehabilitation & Communication Sciences
Assistant Professor

Office: SPA Building 68, Room 314B

(208) 282-4576


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Thipsavanh Sibounma

Philanthropic Advisor

Office: Alumni Center



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Steven G Stubbs, CDI

Sign Language Program Director
Clinical Assistant Professor

Office: Meridian Health Science Center Room 810A

(208) 514-0111 VP


Christopher Wertz

Christopher Wertz, EdD, R.T. (R) (ARTT)

Radiographic Science Program- Program Director
Associate Professor

Office: 600 Memorial Drive Bldg 66, Rm 225

(208) 282-2871


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Cindy Seiger, PT, PhD

Interim Program Director- Physical Therapy

Office: Garrison Hall 306



Leslie Stewart, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Counseling, Liason for Belonging and Wellness

Office: Garrison 723

(208) 282-3769


Contact Us



650 Memorial Drive
Bldg 66, Suite 202
Pocatello, ID

Mailing Address:
921 S 8th Ave Stop 8090
Pocatello, ID 83209-8090

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