Health Professions Advising

Faculty and Staff

The Pre-health Professions Advisory Committee is composed of faculty from the College of Arts and Sciences, the College of Health Professions, and the College of Pharmacy at ISU who have an interest in educating health professionals. One of the functions of the committee is to evaluate a student's preparation for application to a health professions program by reviewing each student's credentials and interviewing the student. The comments of committee members who participate in a student's interview are combined into a letter of recommendation called a committee letter. Many health professional schools require a committee letter to accompany the student's application materials in addition to letters of recommendation from individuals who know the student well. The committee highly encourages students to apply for a committee interview in the semester prior to submitting their applications to the health professional schools.

In addition to providing evaluative interviews, the Pre-health Professions Advisory Committee members serve as sources of information and advice about developing successful health professional school applications for students with academic majors in many different departments.

Pre-Health Professions Advisory Committee 2016

Curt Anderson,  PhD., Professor of Biology and Institutional Animal Care & Use Committee, Research. Life Science 330.  Phone 282-5813, email

Ralph Baergen, Ph.D., Professor of English and Philosophy, Liberal Arts 247, Phone: 282-3371, email:

Kori Bond, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music, Fine Arts 214. Phone: 282-2551, email:

Liz Cartwright, Ph.D  Professor, Anthropology, Graveley Hall 159, 282-2629,

Brian Crawford, DDS, Chair/Professor Dental Science Dept, /Family Medicine B15, phone 282-5275, email:

Karl De Jesus, Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, Physical Science Complex 355, Phone 282-2673, email:

Dana L. Diedrich, Ph.D. Professor, Department Chair, Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, 236. Phone 282-4455, email:

Tracy J Farnsworth,  Associate Dean & Director, Kasiska School of Health Professions, Beckly Nursing 202, phone 282-3992 email: Rochelle K sets of appts at ext 3992 

Hoover, Rebecca,  Director IDAHO DRUG INFORMATION,  Eli Obler Library, phone 282-6064,

James R. Groome, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences, Gale Life Sciences 321, Phone: 282-2791, email:

Linda Hatzenbuehler, Ph.D. , Associate Vice President & Executive Dean, Kasiska College of Health Professions, Professor of Psychology, Graveley Hall 123 Phone: 282-4899, email: 

Jackman, Trent , Asst Professor, PT and OT Education, Garrison Hall room 311, phone 282-3065,

Margaret Johnson, professor, English and Philosophy 282-4353

Kathleen Kangas, Ph.D, Chair/Professor  Communication Sciences & Disorders, Speech Pathology & Audiology 204. Phone 282-4196, email:

Dave Martin, MPAS, PA-C, Academic Coordinator/Clinical Assistant Professor, Red Hill 209, phone 282-4709, email:

Jeffrey Meldrum, Ph.D. , Associate Professor of Anatomy and Biology, Gale Life Sciences 309, Phone 282-4379,  email:

Rachel Hulse, PhD., Professor & Interim director, Med. Lab. Science, Leonard Hall 218, phone 282-4456, email:

Allisha Weeden, PhD., Assistant Professor Dietetics – Garr. 604, phone 282-3591, email:

Derek Wright, MD, Idaho State Unversity Family Practice Residency, 465 Memorial Dr, Pocatello, ID, Phone: 282-4700, email: 

Idaho Falls:  

Catherine Black, MS., Associate Lecturer, Biological Sciences, Tingey Admin. Building Idaho Falls, Phone: 282-7829, email:

Lyle W. Castle, Ph.D. , Dean of Academic Programs Idaho Falls campus, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Physical Science Complex 360, Phone 282-7852,  email: appt with Becky ext 7889 (

Barbara Frank, Ph.D., Lecturer, Biological Sciences, Tingey Admin. Bldg. Idaho Falls 110, phone 282-7899, email:

Sharlene Jolley, Lecturer, Chemistry Dept., Tingey Admin. Bldg. Idaho Falls, phone 282-78??


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