Faculty & Staff Directory

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Kristin Amicone


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Mark Armstrong

Medical Director

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Lori Beers

Administrative Assistant
Health Professions 214
Lock Haven Campus

Lori Beers


lbeers@lockhaven.edu | Health Professions 214, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | 570-484-2929

Department/ Division: Administrative Assistant for the PA Program

Education and Degree information:

Associate  Degree in Medical Secretarial Science at the Williamsport School of Commerce in 1994.

Areas of expertise/experience:
Lori began working at Lock Haven University in 1995 in the Office of Grants and Sponsored Research. Lori began working with the Physician Assistant Program in July of 1996, the inaugural year of the program. Lori is responsible for the coordination of all aspects of the PA students’ education, from the Admissions process through Graduation and following up with Alumni from the program.

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Jennifer Bell


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Jacquelyn Borst


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Jennifer Cavanaugh


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Michael DePalma

Michael G. DePalma, MHS, PA-C, DFAAPA

Dixon University Center

2986 N Second Street

Harrisburg, PA 17110



Courses Most Commonly Taught

  • Neurology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Orthopedics
  • Anatomy
  • Professional Affairs

Areas of Expertise

  • Orthopedics
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Compliance and Regulatory Affairs
  • Healthcare Leadership


  • Pursuing Doctor of Medical Science with Education Concentration, A.T. Still University, expected June 2021
  • Master of Health Sciences, Lock Haven University, 2003
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, Pennsylvania State University, 1993

Courses Developed

  • List Courses Developed (if applicable)

Programs Developed

  • List Programs Developed (if applicable)

Professional Publications

  • List Professional Publications (if applicable)

Professional Presentations

  • Red Flags of Low Back Pain, Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants Annual Conference, October 2019.

Community/Professional Service

  • Director-at-Large, Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, 2017 – present
  • Education Conference Chair, Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants, 2018 – present
  • Board Observer, Pennsylvania Board of Osteopathic Medicine, 2017 – present
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services MACRA Clinical Subcommittee for Musculoskeletal Disease Management, 2017 – 2018

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Mrs. Jessica Diehl

Assistant Professor

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Walter Eisenhauer


Walter Eisenhauer, MMS, M.Ed., PA-C, DFAAPA 


weisenha@lockhaven.edu | Office 217 Willis Health Professions Building, 432 RR St., Lock Haven, PA 17745 | 570-484-2168

Department/Division: Physician Assistant Studies - Professor & Department Chair

Education & Degree Information:

Bachelors/Professional Education Hahnemann University  Physician Assistant Program 1984

PA Surgical Residency, Norwalk Hospital/Yale School of Medicine 1984-85

Completed American College of Occupational and Enviromental Medicine Curriculum Course 1993

Masters Medical Science, St. Francis University, Loretto PA 1997

Post Graduate Certificate in Online Teaching and Learning, Cal State, Hayward, CA 1999-2000

Masters of Education, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA 2006

I have completed over 100 hours of Continuing Medical Education Credit on a bi-annual basis since 1985. In 2015 I successfully completed all requirements for recertification through 2017 including successful completion of the Physician Assistant Recertification Examination.

Courses most commonly taught:

Physical Diagnosis

Clinical Medicine and Surgery

Medical Ethics

Courses developed:

I have had a hand in the initial development of all of the LHUP PA Program Curriculum since the inception of the Program. While many individuals participated and have improved upon efforts, I accept responsibility, not credit, for much of the curriculum development

Areas of expertise/experiece:

Family Practice


Rural Health

Health Systems


A report on the findings of the Ad Hoc Committee on International Physician Assistant Education -- October 2003. Pedersen KJ; Eisenhauer, W., Perspective on Physician Assistant Education, 2003; 14(4): 220-32

Technology and Education:On-line medical resources: more is changing than our information sources. By: Eisenhauer W. Perspective on Physician Assistant Education, 2003; 14(1): 53-5 (journal article)

Licensure of Physician Assistants: Standardization of Health Care Terms, PSPA News, July/August 1998

LHUP Physician Assistant Students Embark on Medical Mission Experience, PSPA News, July/August 2001

Professional Presentations:

PA Student Laptop Initiative, Eisenhauer, W., RECAP Conference, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, May 2006

Workshop-Improved Student Outcomes using Hybrid Distance Education Models: The Lock Haven University Experience, Smith, A., Ivory, P., Eisenhauer, W., Association of Physician Assistant Programs Conference, Los Croabos, PR. November 2005.

Untangling Confusion over Copyright in the New Millennium, Famiglio, G., Eisenhauer, W., American Academy of Physician Assistant Conference, Orlando, Fl. May 29, 2005 (invited presentation)

Untangling Confusion over Copyright in the New Millennium, Famiglio, G., Eisenhauer, W., Association of Physician Assistant Programs Conference, Nashville TN. November 2004 (peer reviewed presentation)

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards: What are the Implications for Physician Assistants, Eisenhauer, W. Association of Physician Assistant Programs Conference, New Orleans, LA. 2002 (peer reviewed presentation)

Creating Internet Homepages as Teaching Tools, Association of Physician Assistant Programs midyear conference, Orlando Fl October 1998

Internet for Health Care Providers, AAHEC sponsored workshop, Meadville, PA 1998

Maximizing the Effectiveness of Web Searching Strategies & Critical Analysis of Web Based Resources, Association of Physician Assistant Programs midyear conference, Austin, TX 1999


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Craig Ernst


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Dan Gales


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Candace Gibson

Administrative Assistant
Health Professions 218
Lock Haven Campus

Candace Gibson


cgibson@lockhaven.edu | Health Professions 218, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | 570-484-2037

Department/Division: Administrative Assistant for the PA Program & Assistant to the Director

Education & Degree Information: 

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and Management Science 2004

Her Tenure began in 2004

Areas of expertise/experience:

Ms. Gibson serves as the administrative assistant for both the PA Program Chair and Program Director. Ms. Gibson’s role in the PA Program is to assist the program chair and director in overall program administration and additionally to provide administrative and logistics support for the clinical coordinators. Being a native of central Pennsylvania, Ms. Gibson is very familiar with the healthcare resources within the community.

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Elizabeth Glabus

Administrative Assistant
Richards Hall DUC 101
Harrisburg Campus


Ms. Glabus completed her Associate Degree in Historic Preservation and Restoration through Belmont Technical College,St. Clairsville Ohio, in 1999. She has completed additional coursework in Pennsylvania through Harrisburg Area Community College and Kutztown University.


Ms. Glabus began working with the Physician Assistant Program in May of 2010 at the Harrisburg Campus. She provides administrative support to the faculty and students as well as assists with Admissions process. Elizabeth has had prior experience working in the medical field as front office staff for a pediatrician's office as well as similar clerical experience while employed at the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission, Grants Division. In addition, she continues to utilize her artisan background as she creates and restores stained glass, mosaic, statuary and various paint projects. She maintains an active lifestyle with her son, Aaron, and border collie mix, Sheila.

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Curtis Grenoble

Department Chair, Associate Professor, C

Department/Division: Physician Assistant Studies - Department Chair, Associate Professor, Clearfield Campus Coordinator.

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Brooke Koch


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Ms. Alexis Nedurian


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Amber O'Brien


Amber O'Brien, MHS BSN, PA-C


aco231@lockhaven.edu | 401 N. Fairview Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | 570-484-2405

Department/Division: Physician Assistant Studies - Assistant Professor

Education & Degree Information:

Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Misercordia University, Dallas Pa

Masters of Health Science/Physician Assistant Studies, Lock Haven University, Lock Haven PA 

Courses most commonly taught:

Human Anatomy





Areas of expertise/experience:

Internal Medicine

Hospital Medicine

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Michael Porter


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Carey Probst

Application Developer
Robinson 522
Lock Haven Campus

Carey Probst


hcp244@lockhaven.edu | 524 Robinson Learning Center Room, 401 North Fairview Street, Lock Haven, PA 17745 | 570-484-3070

Department/Division: Information Technology Department - Application Developer


Carey is a 1972 graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology with degrees in Aero and Astro Engineering and Business.  In 1973 he received his MBA from Queens University, Kingston, Canada.


Carey has over 30 years of experience working with Oracle databases and OLAP applications from Oracle.  In addition he has worked as a software developer and web designer.

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Anna Mae Smith

Associate Professor
Health Professions 216
Lock Haven Campus

Anna Mae Smith, MPAS, PA-C


asmith7@lockhaven.edu | Willis Health Profession Building Rm 216, Lock Haven University, 432 Railroad St, Lock Haven, PA 17745 |(570)-484-2209


Department/Division: Physician Assistant Studies - Associate Professor & Campus Coordinator

Education & Degree Information: 

University of Nebraska, Omaha, Nebraska

Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, 1998

Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Professions, 1987

Albright College, Reading, Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1985

Courses most commonly taught:

Women’s Health, Human Sexuality, Hematology, Endocrinology, Obstetrics, Geriatrics

Courses developed:

All of them!

Areas of expertise/experience:

Family Practice, Women’s Health, Obstetrics, Pediatrics

Anna Mae has been with the program since 1998.  She maintains a part time clinical practice at Clinton Medical Associates and Healthy Concepts. Anna Mae completed a pediatric residency program at Norwalk Hospital/Yale School of Medicine in 1988 and has significant clinical experience in women's health, ophthalmology and occupational medicine.


Physician Assistant: A Guide to Clinical Practice, 5th Ed., 2013

Co-authored with Walt Eisenhauer; Chapter 16: Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Patient Education

Professional Presentations:

Association of Physician Assistant Program Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Presentation/Workshop, Hybrid Distant Education, The Lock Haven University Experience


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Mrs. Korin Trumpie


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Lou Widmann