Physician Assistant Studies Faculty

Program Director and Clinical Associate Professor

Papa, Jared W., Program Director and Chair, Clinical Associate Professor, Physician Assistant Studies.  B.S. 2001, Brigham Young University; M.P.A.S. 2003, Pacific University.  (2008)

Associate Program Director and Professor

Phelps, Paula B., Associate Program Director (Pocatello Campus), Service Learning Coordinator, 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 Clinical Assistant Professor

Sparrell, Marvin C., Associate Program Director (Caldwell Campus) 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 

Associate 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 Associate Professor

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

Clinical Assistant Professors

Bunde, Cynthia A., Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies.  B.S. 2000, Idaho State University; M.P.A.S 2003, University of Nebraska Medical Center.  (1999)

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, 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.  PharmD. 2000, B.S. 2002, Idaho State University.  (2011)

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)

Whitaker, Kent B., Clinical Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies.  A.A.S. 1980, B.S. 1987, M.S. 1993, Weber State University; PA-C 1995, University of Utah.  (1998)

Director of Clinical Site Development

Allen, Vicki, RN, CLNC