Physician Assistant Studies Faculty

Program Director and Associate Professor

Phelps, Paula,* Program Director and Chair/Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Studies.  B.A. 1988, Earlham College; P.A. 1995, University of Utah; M.H.E. 2000, Idaho State University.  (1995)

Associate Program Director and Assistant Professor

Sparrell, Marvin C., Associate Program Director and Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies.  B.S. 1990, Boise State University; M.P.A.S. 2003, University of Utah.  (2009)

Medical Directors

Caldwell: Anstett, Richard, MD

Meridian: D'Souza, Sherwin, MD

Pocatello: McClusky, David, II, MD

Assistant Professors

Sierra, Talia, Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies.  B.S. 2006, Albertson College of Idaho; M.P.A.S. 2008, Idaho State University.  (2013)

Clinical Assistant Professors

Bunnage, Corbin B.,* Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies.  B.S. 1999, Idaho State University; M.S. 2004, A. T. Still University of Health Sciences.  (2003)

Forbes, Jennifer L., Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies.  B.S. 1997, University of South Alabama; M.H.S. 2001, University of South Alabama.  (2012)

Hall, Christine M., Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies.  B.S. 1991, M.A. 1993, Duke University; M.P.A.S. 2003, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine.  (2015)

Johnson, Jeffery, Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies.  B.S. 2002, Idaho State University; PharmD. 2000, Idaho State University.  (2011)

Martin, David E.,* Academic Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies.  B.S. 1980, University of Oklahoma; M.P.A.S. 2000, University of Nebraska.  (2003)

Papa, Jared W.,* Service Learning Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies.  B.S. 2001, Brigham Young University; M.P.A.S. 2003, Pacific University.  (2008)

Smetanka, Rachel D.,* Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies.  B.A. 1996, University of Minnesota-Duluth; Ph.D. 2001, University of Iowa; M.S. 2013, Idaho State University.  (2013)

Smith, Anntara, Clinical Coordinator and Clinical Instructor, Physician Assistant Studies.  B.S. 2003, Idaho State University; M.S. 2014, A. T. Still University.  (2011)

Talford, David B.,* Master’s Project Coordinator and Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies.  B.S. 1999, Des Moines University; M.S. 2007, University of Nebraska.  (2007)

Director of Clinical Site Development

Allen, Vicki, RN, CLNC

Emeritus

Whitaker, Kent B.,* Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies.  1998-2019