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College of Health Professions

Davenport University Experts 

College of Health Professions

Dr. Karen Daley 
Dean, College of Health Professions

  • Nursing 
  • Nursing simulation 
  • Integrating inter-professionalism into health education 
  • Nursing education
  • Facilitating success of veterans returning to college
  • Healthcare curriculum development

Linda Spang 
Associate Dean, Allied Health

  • Law degree 
  • Paramedic/EMS 
  • Bioethics 
  • Criminal background

Dr. Yvonne Alles 
Department Chair, Allied Health 

  • Study abroad – Holland 
  • Transcriptionist 
  • EMT 
  • Healthcare administration 
  • Aging population - Asian & Hispanic

Amy Stahley 
Department Chair, Nursing 

  • Operating Room Nursing 
  • Leadership 
  • Peri-operative, Ortho, Neuro 
  • Community health 
  • Sports injury/concussions 
  • Study abroad - Cuba

Dr. Susan Klappa
Department Chair, Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapy
  • Community engagement
  • Local/International service learning
  • Grit & PT leaders
  • Compassion satisfaction, Compassion fatigue, Secondary trauma
  • Disaster relief work

Dr. Christy Nelson
Department Chair, Occupational Therapy

  • Occupational Therapy

Linda Sorensen, MPA
Department Chair, Health Information Management

  • RHIA
  • CHPA (certified in healthcare privacy and security)
  • AHIMA educational programming
  • AHIMA educator guidelines
  • AHIMA global curriculum
  • AHIMA education vision team
  • Neehr Perfect - academic electronic health record

TJ Hunt 

  • Health Information Management 
  • Health Records Management 

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