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Each fellow will become a mentor for future applicants and NAOME applicants are encouraged to work with a mentor early in the application process. Read NAOME Fellows' personal statements and click on the hyperlinks below to email a specific person. For more information, please contact Luke H. Mortensen, PhD, FAHA at lmortensen@aacom.org.   


2017 NAOME Fellows

Fellows, 2017 - 2022

  • Drew Lewis, DO – Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Marilyn R. Gugliucci, PhD – University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine  (Educational Leadership)
  • Sherry Jimenez, EdD – Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Leadership)
  • Karen T. Snider, DO  – A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine   (Educational Leadership)

Renewal Fellowships, 2017-2022

  • Mark Anthony William Andrews, PhD, Professor of Physiology & Director of Examination Management, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Leadership)
  • Christopher C. Keller, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology/Immunology, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Polly E. Leonard, DO, MS, Clinical Professor, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Leadership) 

Fellows, 2016 - 2021

  • Jennifer A. Fischer, PhD – Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Schoen W. Kruse, PhD – Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Sharon Obadia, DO – A.T. Still University - School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Leslie Wimsatt, PhD – Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine  (Educational Leadership)
  • Mark R. Speicher, PhD – Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (Educational Research)

Renewal Fellowships, 2016-2021

  • Evelyn Schwalenberg, DO, MS, Associate Dean for Clinical Education, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (Educational Leadership)
  • John Graneto, DO, MEd, Associate Dean and Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Craig A. Canby, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Anatomy, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation) 

Fellows, 2015 - 2020

  • Margaret Lechner, MS, RN – Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Machelle Linsenmeyer, EdD – West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Leadership)
  • Stacey Pierce-Talsma, DO, MS – University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Leadership)
  • Stephen Davis, PhD – Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Development of Enduring Educational Materials)
  • Swapan Nath, PhD – Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine - Bradenton (Development of Enduring Educational Materials)

Renewal Fellowships, 2015-2020

  • Diane R. Karius, PhD, Director, Human Patient Simulations, and Associate Professor of Physiology, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Matthew K. Henry, PhD, Associate Professor, Physiology & Pharmacology, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)

Emeritus, 2015

  • India Broyles, EdD, Professor of Medical Education and Director of Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Leadership)

Fellows, 2014 - 2019

  • Pamela M. Basehore, EdD, MPH, Assistant Dean for Assessment; Associate Professor of Geriatrics and Gerontology, Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Leadership)
  • Lisa R. Chun, DO, MS, C-NMM/OMM, Department Chair and Associate Professor of OMM, Campbell University Jerry W. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Rita K. Getz, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Associate Professor of Anatomy, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (Educational Leadership)
  • Thomas E. Green, DO, MPH, Clinical Curriculum Director & Associate Professor, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Mary T. Johnson, PhD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor, Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Leadership)
  • Michael L. Kuchera, DO, Professor and Chairperson, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (third category, Educational Leadership)
  • Polly E. Leonard, DO, MS, Clinical Associate Professor, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (second category, Teaching and Evaluation)

Renewal Fellowships, 2014 - 2019

  • Timothy J. Barreiro, DO, MPH, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Associate Clinical Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Research)
  • Neal R. Chamberlain, PhD, Professor, Department of Microbiology/Immunology, A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Development of Enduring Educational Materials)
  • Edward P. Finnerty, PhD, SC(ASCP), Professor of Physiology/Pharmacology, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Leadership)
  • Michael L. Kuchera, DO, Professor and Chairperson, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (second category, Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Donald J. Sefcik, DO, MBA, Senior Associate Dean and Professor, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Leadership)
  • Patricia S. Sexton, DHEd, NAOME Fellows Chair, Associate Dean of Curriculum, A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Leadership)

Emeritus, 2014

Fellows, 2013 - 2018

  • Wayne A. Wilson, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Harald Lausen, DO, MA, Associate Professor and Director of Medical Student Education, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Elizabeth K. McClain, EdS, PhD, Assistant Dean of Clinical Education, Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Leadership)
  • Michael L. Kuchera, DO, Professor and Chair of Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Development of Enduring Educational Materials)

Fellows, 2012 - 2017

  • Mark Anthony William Andrews, PhD, Professor of Physiology and Director of Examination Management, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Research)
  • Christopher C. Keller, PhD, Director of Microbiology/Immunology, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Polly E. Leonard, DO, MS, Clinical Associate Professor, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine; President, New England Osteopathic Medical Education Network OPTI (Educational Leadership)

Fellows, 2011 - 2016

  • India Broyles, EdD, Professor of Medical Education and Director of Master of Science in Medical Education Leadership, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Leadership)
  • Craig Canby, PhD, Professor of Anatomy, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Zachary Comeaux, DO (inactive fellow), Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practices, West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (Development of Enduring Educational Materials)
  • John Graneto, DO, MEdAssociate Dean, Kansas City University-College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Evelyn Schwalenberg, DO, NAOME Fellows Chair-Elect, Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Leadership)

Fellows, 2010 - 2015

  • Matthew K. Henry, PhD, NAOME Fellows Chair, Associate Professor, Physiology & Pharmacology, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Diane R. Karius, PhD, Director, Human Patient Simulations, and Associate Professor of Physiology, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)

Fellows 2009 – 2014 (Inaugural Members)

  • Timothy J. Barreiro, DO, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation
  • Hershey S. Bell, MD, MS (inactive fellow), Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, LECOM School of Pharmacy, Erie, PA/Bradenton, FL (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Neal R. Chamberlain, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology/Immunology, A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Development of Enduring Educational Materials)
  • Michael B. Clearfield, DO, Dean, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – California (Educational Leadership)
  • Edward P. Finnerty, PhD, Professor of Physiology/Pharmacology, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Leadership)
  • Barbara M. Kriz, PhD (inactive fellow), Associate Dean for Preclinical Education, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – California (Educational Leadership)
  • Michael L. Kuchera, DO, Chair, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department, Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Luke H. Mortensen, PhD, FAHA, Vice President and Chair for Medical Education, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)
  • Donald J. Sefcik, DO, Senior Associate Dean, Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Educational Leadership)
  • Patricia S. Sexton, DHEd, Past NAOME Fellows Chair, Associate Dean of Curriculum, A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine - (Educational Leadership)
  • James Gregory Troll, MD, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine – California (Educational Leadership)
  • Roberta A. Wattleworth, DO, Chairperson, Department of Family Medicine, Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine (Teaching and Evaluation)

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