Instructional Faculty, Adjunct Faculty Bios

West Liberty University

Department of Physician Assistant Sciences

Principal, Adjunct & Guest Faculty Listing

Didactic

Course Number Title Course Director/Lecturer
PA-501 Human Anatomy & Physiology I Matthew J. Zdilla, D.C.
PA-502 Human Anatomy & Physiology II Matthew J. Zdilla, D.C.
PA-503 Clinical Ethics Claire Horner, J.D.; M.A.
PA-504 Research I     Brittney Sobota, MSPAS, PA-C/Joe Horzempa, Ph.D.
PA-505 Research II Brittney Sobota, MSPAS, PA-C/Joe Horzempa, Ph.D.
PA-510 Pathophysiology of Disease I Brittney Sobota, MSPAS, PA-C/Matthew J. Zdilla, D.C.
PA-511 Pathophysiology of Disease II Brittney Sobota, MSPAS, PA-C/Matthew J. Zdilla, D.C.
PA-512 PA Professional Issues I Allan Bedashi, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C
PA-549 PA Professional Issues II Allan Bedashi, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C/Brittney Sobota, MSPAS, PA-C
PA-516 Clinical Lab Science Brittney Sobota, MSPAS, PA-C/Bonnie L. Porter, B.S., M.T.
PA-518 Behavioral Medicine Michael Marshall, Ph.D.
PA-519 Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Brittney Sobota, MSPAS, PA-C/Guest Lecturers
PA-520 Principles of Physical Diagnosis I Allan Bedashi, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C/Brittney Sobota, MSPAS, PA-C
PA-521 Principles of Physical Diagnosis II Allan Bedashi, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C/Brittney Sobota, MSPAS, PA-C
PA-522 Principles of Physical Diagnosis III Allan Bedashi, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C/Brittney Sobota, MSPAS, PA-C
PA-526 Clinical Pharmacology I Nahla Khoury, Ph.D.
PA-527 Clinical Pharmacology II Nahla Khoury, Ph.D.
PA-528 Clinical Medicine I Brittney Sobota, MSPAS, PA-C/
Derrick Latos, MD ; Guest lecturers as scheduled
PA-529 Clinical Medicine II Brittney Sobota, MSPAS, PA-C/
Derrick Latos, MD ; Guest lecturers as scheduled
PA-530 Clinical Medicine III Brittney Sobota, MSPAS, PA-C/
Derrick Latos, MD ; Guest lecturers as scheduled
PA-531 Clinical Medicine IV Brittney Sobota, MSPAS, PA-C/
Derrick Latos, MD ; Guest lecturers as scheduled
PA-535 Women’s Health Robert Wetzel, MD
PA-536 Clinical Skills I Brittney Sobota, MSPAS, PA-C/Guest Lecturers
PA-537 Clinical Skills II Allan Bedashi, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C/Guest Lecturers
PA-538 Clinical Microbiology Melinda Kreisberg, PhD
PA-539 Rural Medicine Brittney Sobota, MSPAS, PA-C/Guest Lecturers

 

Clinical Clerkships

Course Number Title Course Director
PA-570 Family Medicine David Blowers, MPAS, PA-C 
PA-571 Internal Medicine David Blowers, MPAS, PA-C
PA-572 Emergency Medicine David Blowers, MPAS, PA-C
PA-573 Pediatric & Adolescent Medicine David Blowers, MPAS, PA-C
PA-574 Women’s Health David Blowers, MPAS, PA-C
PA-575 General Surgery David Blowers, MPAS, PA-C
PA-576 Behavioral Medicine/Psych David Blowers, MPAS, PA-C
PA-577 Elective-I David Blowers, MPAS, PA-C
PA-578 Elective-II David Blowers, MPAS, PA-C

 

 

Adjunct Faculty Short Biographies

Joe Horzempa, Ph. D., (Biology)  Duquesne University, 2006.  Adjunct Assistant Professor – Research, Department of Physician Asssistant Studies.  Dr. Horzempa has been a faculty member of the West Liberty University Biology Program since 2011.  He has an active research program in which he has been awarded over $1.3 million in research funds.  Dr. Horzempa has authored numerous primary literature articles including recent manuscripts published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, Immunology, Infection and Immunity, and Clinical Vaccine Immunology.

Mathew J. Zdilla, D.C. , New York Chiropractic College, 2006. Adjunct Professor-Anatomy & Physiology, Department of Physician Assistant Studies. DrZdilla has been on faculty with West Liberty since 2009 and is an Assistant Professor in the Biology program, providing instruction in Anatomy & Physiology, Nutrition, and Pathophysiology. Dr. Zdilla is a licensed Chiropractor in West Virginia and Pennsylvania.

Nahla Nassar Khoury, Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Sciences), West Virginia University, 1985. Adjunct Professor-Pharmacology, Department of Physician Assistant Sciences. Dr. Khoury is a registered Pharmacist in West Virginia. She has been teaching in higher education since 1987. Dr. Khoury is also an expert witness on pharmacological issues.

Melinda S. Kreisberg, Ph.D. (Microbiology/Immunology) University of Tennessee, 1994. Adjunct Professor-Microbiology, Department of Physician Assistant Sciences. Dr. Kreisberg has been on the faculty of West Liberty University since 2002. She is an Associate Professor in the College of Sciences and has coordinated the microbiology track within the Biology program. In addition to teaching graduate and undergraduate students, she is the Assistant Provost of West Liberty University. 

Evan Lau, Ph.D. (Botany; minor in Plant Botany), University of Wisconsin, 2000. Adjunct Professor-Genetics, Department of Physician Assistant Sciences. Dr. Lau is an Assistant Professor in the College of Sciences. He performed post-doctoral work at the NASA Ames Research Center and at Harvard University Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology.  He was a preceptor in Genetics and a lecturer in Evolution at Harvard University (2008-2010) before joining the West Liberty College of Sciences faculty in 2010.

Michael J. Marshall, Ph.D. (Social Psychology), Claremont Graduate University, 1987. Adjunct Professor-Psychology, Department of Physician Assistant Sciences. Dr. Marshall is a full professor and has been on the faculty of West Liberty University since 1992 and has received awards of Professional Achievement during his tenure. He is a licensed Psychologist with a private practice in clinical psychology, providing psychotherapy and psychological evaluations.

Bonnie L. Porter, B.S. (M.T.) (Medical Technology), West Liberty State College, 1972. Adjunct Instructor-Clinical Laboratory Science, Department of Physician Assistant Sciences. Bonnie Porter is a certified Medical Technologist and holds licensure as a Clinical Laboratory Practitioner in West Virginia. In addition to the teaching responsibilities in West Liberty University’s Medical Laboratory Science program since 1996, she is a staff member of the Department of Pathology at the Ohio Valley Medical Center.

Claire Horner, J.D., M.A. (Bioethics) J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 2011; MA, Bioethics, University of Pittsburgh School of Arts and Sciences, 2011.  Adjunct Professor, Clinical Ethics, Department of Physician Assistant Sciences.  In addition to private legal practice, Ms. Horner has delivered multiple presentations on ethics issues.

Robert J. Wetzel, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., Hahnemann University,1993. Adjunct Professor-Medicine (Women’s Health), West Liberty University. Dr. Wetzel has practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology since 1993, in the military and civilian settings. As a physician in the United Sates Air Force, he received multiple commendations and awards for outstanding achievement in teaching. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Wetzel is currently the Medical Director of the Department of Women and Children at East Ohio Regional Hospital.