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Faculty and Staff Promotions

Faculty

Biomedical Informatics and Biomedical Diagnostics

Adela Grando 

Promotion to Associate Professor
Effective August 2020
Previously Assistant Professor

Adela Grando specializes in mobile health and patient-centered technology development. Areas of application include diabetes management and medical record sharing. Her research is community-based and has been funded by the NIH and the Mayo Clinic.

Nutrition

Karen Gregory-Mercado 

Promotion to Senior Lecturer
Effective August 2020
Previously Lecturer

Karen Gregory-Mercado is a nationally engaged expert in healthy lifestyle coaching, having participated in the development of national programmatic criteria for health coach certification, and leading ASU’s Healthy Lifestyle Coaching program towards recognition as an approved program by the National Board for Health & Wellness Coaching.

Nutrition

Teresa Hart 

Promotion to Senior Lecturer
Effective August 2020
Previously Lecturer

Teresa Hart has been with ASU in various capacities since 2010. During this time, she has taught in the health sciences, nutrition and health care delivery programs, teaching coursework that cross-cuts several programs. She is a leader in technological innovations in the online classroom.

 

Speech and Hearing Science

Kate Helms-Tillery 

Promotion to Clinical Associate Professor
Effective August 2020
Previously Clinical Assistant Professor

Kate Helms Tillery is a licensed speech-language pathologist with 20 years of experience. Dr. Helms Tillery has expertise in aural habilitation and worked in the cochlear implant program at Mayo Clinic Arizona prior to coming to ASU. She has been nominated twice for the ASU Graduate College Outstanding Faculty Mentor Award.

Population Health

Micki Hrncir 

Promotion to Senior Lecturer
Effective July 2020
Previously Lecturer

Micki Hrncir is a certified health education specialist, certified professional facilitator, and is working towards her certification as a health and wellness coach, allowing her to make significant and expansive contributions in the classroom. She is passionate about promoting student mental health and well-being and has been regularly engaged in student recruitment and retention initiatives.

Population Health

Mac McCullough 

Promotion to Associate Professor
Effective August 2020
Previously Assistant Professor

Mac McCullough researches population health financing and recently developed a new way to measure governmental investments in health and social services. He has served as a health economist at the Maricopa County Department of Public Health since 2014 and was recently named to the inaugural “40 Under 40 in Public Health” list.

Population Health

Jordan Miller 

Promotion to Senior Lecturer
Effective August 2020
Previously Lecturer

Jordan Miller is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) who has taught 16 unique courses, both online and on-campus. She was co-awarded the ASU Committee of Campus Inclusion’s Catalyst Award for her work with online students in 2019 and currently serves as the degree coordinator for the Health Education and Health Promotion program.

 

Speech and Hearing Science

Beate Peter 

Promotion to Associate Professor
Effective August 2020
Previously Assistant Professor

Beate Peter’s research focuses on the genetic etiologies of communication disorders, downstream effects on brain structures and functions, and behavioral biomarkers. She initiated and launched the Babble Boot Camp©, the first clinical trial of a proactive intervention designed to reduce or prevent speech and language disorders in infants at predictable risk for these disorders.

 

Speech and Hearing Science

Corianne Rogalsky 

Promotion to Associate Professor
Effective August 2020
Previously Assistant Professor

Corianne Rogalsky’s research passion is to harness the tools of cognitive neuroscience to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors by identifying personalized, optimal ways to improve their communication abilities.

Population Health

Lauren Savaglio 

Promotion to Senior Lecturer
Effective August 2020
Previously Lecturer

Lauren Savaglio has expertise in public health, health education and health sciences and is currently degree coordinator of the PluSAlliance bachelor’s in international public health program. She has taught across the online, hybrid and on-campus programs and serves on the board of directors for the Arizona Public Health Association.

Nutrition

Corrie Whisner 

Promotion to Associate Professor
Effective August 2020
Previously Assistant Professor

Corrie Whisner's broad research interests encompass metabolic disturbances in nutrition-related diseases, lifestyle interventions to prevent or correct chronic disease, and the influence of both genetic and environmental factors on health outcomes. Her specific interests include dietary intake and gut microbiome; mineral metabolism; functional foods and maternal and child health.

Dean's Office

Kristen Will 

Promotion to Clinical Associate Professor
Effective July 2020
Previously Clinical Assistant Professor

Kristen Will is the Director of Clinical Programs and Accreditation for CHS with primary teaching responsibilities in the Science of Health Care Delivery program. A physician assistant, she was with Mayo Clinic Arizona before coming to ASU in 2015 and was the director of Executive and Continuing Education at CHS until transitioning into her current role in 2019.

Speech and Hearing Science

Yi Zhou 

Promotion to Associate Professor
Effective August 2020
Previously Assistant Professor

Yi Zhou’s research investigates the neural basis of auditory perception using an integrated approach in neurophysiology, modeling and behavior. Her work is supported by NIH, NSF and internal ASU funding.

Staff

Business Solutions

Philip Carrano 

Promotion to Director, Fiscal & Business Services
Effective July 2020

Previously Associate Director, Financial Management & Business Operations

In his new leadership role, Phil will continue to oversee human resources, research advancement, space planning and facilities for the college. In addition, the college’s recharge centers will be part of the Business Solutions. Juan Beltran will report to Phil and assist with oversight of the college’s facilities as we begin the final planning and construction stages of the Wexford and Health Futures Center buildings. Phil's new role will create a more streamlined approach in the management of college resources and provide better collaboration among the teams.

Dean's Office

Daniel Eckstrom 

Promotion to Executive Assistant to Dean
Effective July 2020

Previously Assistant to the Dean

Daniel continues to support Dean Deborah Helitzer as the primary point of contact for the management of the dean's calendar. He arranges travel, facilitates meetings, provides oversight of the dean's leadership team, and assists with special projects for members of the leadership team.

Marketing and Communications

Jane Crane 

Promotion to Events/Administrative Program Coordinator
Effective August 2020

Previously Office Assistant/Receptionist

Jane Crane has been promoted to Events/Administrative Program Coordinator with the Marketing and Communications team. In her new role, Jane is responsible for administrative planning, event coordination and organization for a variety of targeted college events designed to raise college awareness across ASU and in the community. Jane brings a wealth of event planning experience to the position along with excellent customer service and communication skills.

Business Solutions

Michal-Anne Miller 

Promotion to Director, Fiscal & Business Operations
Effective July 2020

Previously Associate Director, Financial Management & Business Operations

Michal-Anne will continue to leverage her analytical and financial skills in overseeing the finance, compliance and analytics teams. In addition, she will be working closely with Juan Beltran on the finance and budget-related aspects of the college recharge centers. As well as being a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Michal-Anne also became a Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM) in February 2020.

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