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Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions
Department of Physician Assistant Studies
Faculty and Staff
•  What is a PA?
•  The Program
•  Mission, Vision, and Goals
•  Curriculum
•  Admissions
•  Veteran Applicants
•  How to Apply
•  Tuition and Expenses
•  Technical Standards
•  Program Completion
•  Matriculation Requirements
•  Accreditation & PANCE
•  Scholarships and Financial Aid
•  News
•  Alumni News
•  Primary Care Experiences
•  Resources
•  FAQs
•  Faculty & Staff
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Faculty and Staff

Diane D. Abercrombie, PA-C
Chair and Associate Professor
B.S., M.A., University of Alabama - Birmingham
MMSc., Emory University
Ph.D., University of South Alabama

Dr. Abercrombie's CV


Angela Dugger
Part-Time Instructor


Nancy Dunn
Admissions Coordinator


Elizabeth Eisenbeis, PA-C, MHS
Part-Time Instructor

Elizabeth Eisenbeis' CV


Mona Hagmaier, PA-C, MHS
Director of Clinical Education

B.A. in Biology, Washington and Lee University
Master of Health Science, University of South Alabama

Mona Hagmaier's CV


Bri Kestler, PA-C
Assistant Professor

B.S., University of Portland
M.M.S., Wake Forest University

Bri Kestler's CV


Cheryl Nicholls
Educational Outreach Specialist
B.A., Wayne State University

Cheryl Nicholls' CV


Robin Risling-de Jong, PA-C
Assistant Professor

B.S., California State University
M.H.S, University of South Alabama

Robin Risling-de Jong's CV


Shannon Tyler, MD
Medical Director
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
B.A., University of Mississippi
M.D., University of Mississippi


Daniel Vetrosky, PA-C
Associate Professor and Director of Didactic Education
B.A., St. Patrick's College
B.H.S., Duke University
M.Ed., Augusta College
Ph.D., University of South Alabama

Dr. Vetrosky's CV


Zarrintaj Aliabadi, PA-C
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., West Virginia University/Marshall University
PharmD, University of Tehran
M.H.S., University of South Alabama

Dr. Alibadi's CV


University of South Alabama Pat Capps Covey College of Allied Health Professions Department of Physician Assistant Studies