Midwestern University is pleased to announce six new additions to its faculty leadership group in 2010:
Fred Romano, Ph.D., M.S., was named Associate Dean of the College of Health Sciences (CHS). Dr. Romano previously served as Professor and Chair of Physiology and Co-Director of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at the Glendale Campus. He initially joined Midwestern University in 1990 as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and led the Biomedical Sciences Program at MWU's Downers Grove campus from 2001 until 2006.
Christina Sorenson, O.D., F.A.A.O., assumed the role of Assistant Dean for Clinical Education at the Arizona College of Optometry (AZCOPT). Dr. Sorenson previously practiced optometry at Mayo Clinic Arizona, Department of Ophthalmology, in Scottsdale. She was elected President of the National Board of Examiners in Optometry (NBEO) in December 2009, and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry and the Arizona and American Optometric Associations. Dr. Sorenson was also appointed by the Governor of Arizona to the Arizona State Board of Optometry in 2001 and served as its Vice-President and President, and was named Arizona Optometrist of the Year in 2006 by the Arizona Optometric Association.
Jacqueline Jordan Spiegel, M.S., PA-C, became Director of the new state-of-the-art MWU Clinical Skills and Simulation Center. Ms. Spiegel previously served as Clinical Coordinator with the CHS Physician Assistant Studies Department.
Shari Burns, Ed.D., Associate Professor, Nurse Anesthesia, was appointed Interim Program Director of the Glendale Campus Nurse Anesthesia Program. She initially joined the Program as a faculty member in 2004.
Anthony Will, D.O., was named Chair of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (OMM) at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine (AZCOM). He is a 2000 graduate of MWU's Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Christopher Heesy, Ph.D., was named the new Assistant Director for the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs (ORSP). He has been a faculty member in the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine since 2006.