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    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
  Feb 19, 2018
School of Allied Health Professions Student Handbook 2017-2018


Dean’s Office
Departments & Programs


Dean’s Office

Joseph McCulloch, PhD, Dean for the School of Allied Health Professions

Dennis Wissing, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Clifton Frilot II, PhD, MBA, PE, Assistant Dean of Research

Suzanne Tinsley, PT, PhD, NCS, Assistant Dean of Development

Stanley McCallon, PT, DPT, CWS, Assistant Dean for Clinical Affairs and Outreach

Tony Luce, MBA, Assistant Dean for Administration and Fiscal Affairs

Madeline Fechter, MPH, Director of Admissions and Records

Valorie Lurry, Director of Student Life and Alumni Affairs

Sue Johnson, RN, CNOR, Director of SAVE Program

Departments & Programs

There are three departments within the School of Allied Health Professions and programs within each department. 
Each program’s individual webpage can be found on the School of Allied Health website:

Department of Clinical Sciences

Diana Merendino, DPT, RRT, Department Head

Cardiopulmonary Science

Diana Merendino, DPT, RRT, Program Director

Clinical Laboratory Sciences (Medical Technology)

Stephanie Blackburn, MHS, MLS(ASCP)CM, Program Director

Physician Assistant

Teresa Bigler, DHEd, MS, PA-C, Program Director

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

Sharon Dunn, PT, PhD, OCS, Department Head

Communication Disorders

Sandra Hayes, SLP.D., Program Director

Occupational Therapy

Robin Steed, PhD, LOTR, Program Director

Physical Therapy

Edward Mahoney, PT, DPT, CWS, Program Director

Department of Clinical Services

Stanley McCallon, PT, DPT, CWS, Department Head

Children’s Center
Mollie E. Webb Speech and Hearing Center
Rehabilitation Faculty Clinic


Cooperative Program with LSU Shreveport

Public Health

Jill Rush-Kolodzey, MD, DPH, Program Director