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New Faculty & Faculty Administrators 2013:College of Health Sciences

Ms. Suzanne L. Benfield

Lecturer of Nursing, received an M.S. in Nursing in 2012 from the University of North Dakota and a B.S. in Nursing in 2009 from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. Previously she was a Simulation Lab Coordinator at Medical Careers Institute and a Registered Nurse at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital.

Dr. Robert D. Bruno

Assistant Professor of Medical Diagnostic and Translational Sciences, received a Ph.D. in Life Sciences in 2009 from the University of Maryland Baltimore and a B.S. in Biology in 2004 from James Madison University. Previously he was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. John D. Catravas

Professor of Medical Diagnostic and Translational Sciences, received a Ph.D. and an M.S. in Pharmacology, in 1978 and 1975 respectively, from the University of Mississippi and a B.A. in Chemistry and Physics in 1972 from Cornell College. Previously he was Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, Director of the Post-Doctoral Training Program and Core Member of the Vascular Biology Center at the Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University.

Ms. Sara B. Forbus

Lecturer of Nursing, received a Master of Science in Nursing in 2005 from Old Dominion University, an M.A. in Health Services Management in 1995 from Webster University-St. Louis and a B.S. in Nursing in 1985 from Northern Michigan University. Previously she was a Lecturer of Nursing and Adjunct Nursing Instructor at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Deborah C. Gray

Lecturer of Nursing, received a Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2012 from Old Dominion University, a Post-Masters Adult N.P. Certificate in 1990 from the University of South Florida, an M.S. in Nursing in 1986 from McGill University and a B.A. in Public Policy Analysis in 1980 from the University of North Carolina. Previously she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the doctoral and master's nursing programs at Old Dominion University and a Nurse Practitioner.

Ms. Margaret L. Green

Visiting Professor of Dental Hygiene and Acting Chair of the School of Dental Hygiene, received an M.S. in Dental Hygiene in 1971 from Columbia University and a B.S. in Education in 1970 from California State University. Previously she was Director of Clinical Affairs and an Adjunct Professor in the School of Dental Hygiene at Old Dominion University and has been a Clinician in a private periodontal dental practice.

Dr. Tina S. Haney

Lecturer of Nursing, received a Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2011 from Old Dominion University, a Master of Science in Nursing in Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist in 1988 from the University of Virginia and a B.S. in Nursing in 1987 from Virginia Commonwealth University - Medical College of Virginia. Previously she was an Assistant Director of Nursing Education at the Medical Careers Institute School of Health Sciences at ECPI and an Adjunct Faculty member in the doctoral program in nursing practice at Old Dominion University.

Ms. Cheryl W. Honeycutt

Lecturer of Nursing, received an M.S. in Nursing in 2009 from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Nursing in 1981 from George Mason University. Previously she was a Lecturer of Nursing and Adjunct Clinical Instructor at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Sunil K. Joshi

Assistant Professor of Medical Laboratory and Radiation Sciences, received a Ph.D. in Structural and Cellular Immunology in 2000 from the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, India, an M.V.Sc. in Immunology and Virology in 1994 from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, India, a D.V.M./B. V. Sc. in 1992 in Veterinary Medicine from the GB Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India, and a B.S. in Biology and Chemistry in 1985 from Agra University, India. Previously he was Assistant Professor of Research in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology and Senior Scientist in the Sickle Cell Cure Foundation at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

Mr. Keith M. Krepcho

Lecturer and College Success Advisor, received a Masters of Divinity in 2008 from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a B.S. in Pastoral Ministry in 2003 from Southeastern University. Previously he was an Academic Advisor in the College of Health Sciences at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Jamela M. Martin

Lecturer of Nursing, received a Ph.D. in Nursing, M.S.N. and B.S.N, in 2013, 2010 and 2004, respectively, from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2000 from North Carolina State University. Previously she was a Pediatrics Clinical Instructor in the School of Nursing at the University of Virginia.

Ms. Jessica R. Mayo

Lecturer of Nursing, received an M.S. in Nursing Education in 2009 from Old Dominion University and a B.S. in Nursing in 1998 from George Mason University. Previously she was an RN Classroom, Clinical and Simulation Instructor at the Medical Career Institute of ECPI University.

Dr. Patrick C. Sachs

Assistant Professor of Medical Diagnostic and Translational Sciences, received a Ph.D. in Human and Molecular Genetics in 2010 from the Medical College of Virginia and a B.S. in Biology in 2002 from Virginia Commonwealth University. Previously he was a Research and Development Scientist and a Postdoctoral Associate at the Regenerative Medical Institute at Lifenet Health.

Dr. Jewel Goodman Shepherd

Visiting Assistant Professor of Community and Environmental Health, received a Ph.D. in Health Services Research in 2010 from Old Dominion University, an M.P.A. in Health Care Administration Management and Criminal Justice/Policy in 1999 from Troy University (Atlanta, Georgia campus) and a B.A. in United States Policy and Politics in 1994 from The George Washington University. Previously she was an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Languages, Mathematics and Sciences, Health Professions Division at Tidewater Community College.

Dr. Cynthia Ann Trent

Lecturer of Nursing, received a D.N.P. in Advanced Practice in 2013 from Old Dominion University, an M.S. in Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 1995 from the Medical College of Virginia and a B.S.N. in Nursing in 1991 from George Mason University. Previously she was a Nurse Practitioner at Pediatrics of Kempsville.

Ms. Leanne White

Lecturer and Director of Advising, received an M.A. in History and a B.A. in Communication, in 2007 and 2002 respectively, from Old Dominion University. Previously she was an Assistant Director of Advising in the College of Sciences at Old Dominion University.