Faculty Promotions

Faculty

Science of Health Care Delivery

Ellen Green 

Promotion to Associate Professor
Effective August 2021
Previously Assistant Professor

Ellen Green’s research investigates the influence of federal policy on clinical decision making and its potential impact on population health. She uses experimental economics to improve our understanding of clinical behavior in the health care industry. Her work is supported by NIH.

Speech and Hearing Science

Dawn Greer 

Promotion to Clinical Professor
Effective July 2021
Previously Clinical Associate Professor

Dawn Greer is a pediatric speech and language pathologist (SLP) who has mentored more than 500 SLP students during her career at ASU. For the past several years, she has served as the committee chair of the CHS clinical faculty annual evaluation committee and was recently appointed to Arizona’s Early Childhood Professional Development Advisory/Action Team.

Movement Sciences

Simon Holzapfel 

Promotion to Clinical Associate Professor
Effective August 2021
Previously Clinical Assistant Professor

Simon Holzapfel serves as the degree director of the clinical exercise science program where he teaches a wide array of on-campus and online courses. He has made exceptional contributions to student learning through his dedication to experiential opportunities related to adaptive exercise for people with disabilities, including neuromuscular disorders and Down syndrome.

Movement Sciences

Shawn Hrncir 

Promotion to Principal Lecturer
Effective August 2021
Previously Senior Lecturer

Shawn Hrncir has primary teaching responsibilities in the health education and health promotion program where she has a clear passion for student success and promoting social and emotional health. She co-leads CHS’s Social Emotional Learning and Intelligence (SELI) Affinity Network and has been awarded ASU Study Abroad Office’s Most Supportive Faculty award for her work with students abroad.

Nutrition

Megan Kniskern 

Promotion to Senior Lecturer
Effective August 2021
Previously Lecturer

Megan Kniskern is a registered dietitian with expertise in substance abuse and eating disorders. She has served as chair of the Behavioral Health Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group and is actively involved in the International Federation of Eating Disorder Dieticians.

Biomedical Informatics and Biomedical Diagnostics

Li Liu 

Promotion to Associate Professor
Effective August 2021
Previously Assistant Professor

Li Liu’s focus is to advance precision medicine through the design, development and dissemination of novel computational methods. She has a unique interdisciplinary background in clinical medicine, data science and molecular evolution which allows her to incorporate evolutionary patterns among species, populations and cells in analyzing health data to discover biomarkers and disease mechanisms. Her work is supported by NIH and the Flinn Foundation.

Science of Health Care Delivery

Adrienne Madhavpeddi 

Promotion to Senior Lecturer
Effective July 2021
Previously Lecturer

Adrienne Madhavpeddi is the director of ASU Project ECHO and has led 10 Project ECHO hubs at CHS that have offered more than 3,000 hours of continuing education to 349 unique organizations in 42 states. She has secured more than $500,000 to support these initiatives. She also serves as the program director for the master’s degree program for the science of health care delivery where she teaches courses in health leadership, workforce management and global health systems.

Movement Sciences

Joseph Marsit 

Promotion to Principal Lecturer
Effective August 2021
Previously Senior Lecturer

Joseph Marsit has led the development of CHS’s highly popular sports science and performance program and is currently serving as its director. In addition to his leadership in the SSP program, he engages in extensive leadership throughout CHS, having established the CHS Athletics Affinity Network and serving on the articulation task force for both the exercise and wellness and SSP degree programs.

Nutrition

Maureen McCoy 

Promotion to Senior Lecturer
Effective August 2021
Previously Lecturer

Maureen McCoy is a registered dietitian and the degree director of several undergraduate nutrition programs. She has provided extensive leadership to Pitchfork Pantry, a student-run organization dedicated to addressing food insecurity at ASU and is the president-elect of the Downtown Phoenix campus Faculty Senate for 2021-22.

Movement Sciences

Kasondra McCracken 

Promotion to Senior Lecturer
Effective August 2021
Previously Lecturer

Kasondra McCracken is a master-certified health education specialist and has taught 16 unique courses during her time at ASU. She has received awards at the college, university and professional levels for her leadership of various service initiatives, including her role as faculty advisor to the Health Education and Health Promotion Student Organization.

Science of Health Care Delivery

Swapna Reddy 

Promotion to Clinical Associate Professor
Effective July 2021
Previously Clinical Assistant Professor

Swapna Reddy teaches both in the science of health care delivery program and the Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine where she delivers curricula related to unconscious bias, health policy, health disparities and global health. She has won several awards from both CHS and ASU for her teaching and mentoring of students. In addition, she is regularly consulted by the news media on issues related to health policy and health disparities, including hosting a monthly segment on Arizona PBS Horizon show.

Biomedical Informatics and Biomedical Diagnostics

Matthew Scotch 

Promotion to Professor
Effective August 2021
Previously Associate Professor

Matthew Scotch seeks to advance biomedical informatics methods for public health surveillance and genomic epidemiology. His work includes the development of informatics systems to translate virus sequences into information for epidemiologists monitoring outbreaks. Although his work is mostly computational, he maintains a wet lab for molecular epidemiology of influenza viruses where he extracts and amplifies seasonal influenza viruses for sequencing, analysis and surveillance. His work is supported by NIH and NSF. 

Movement Sciences

Lisa Smith 

Promotion to Senior Lecturer
Effective August 2021
Previously Lecturer

Lisa Smith has taught a wide variety of courses during her time at ASU, including cardiovascular competency labs, substance abuse courses and CHS 100. Her service contributions demonstrate a clear focus on student engagement and success. She holds a leadership role as secretary of the Committee for Campus Inclusion (CCI) for which she won the 2018 CCI Chairs Award.

Speech and Hearing Science

Erica Williams 

Promotion to Clinical Professor
Effective July 2021
Previously Clinical Associate Professor

Erica Williams is the program director of CHS’s Doctor of Audiology (AuD) and a clinical audiologist. In addition to her leadership of the AuD program, she demonstrates her commitment to student success and training through her work with simulation, and she serves on a national committee for audiology case-based learning.

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