Meet the JPU Faculty

Maureen Ake M.S., LMFT


  • M.S. Marriage & Family Therapy- Nova Southeastern University
  • B.S.- Catholic University of America
  • A.S.- Culinary Institute of America

Manuel Arreola, Ph.D., DABR


  • Ph.D. Medical Physics – University of Florida
  • M.S. Physics – State University New York

Kimberly Auvil DAC, Lac


  • Doctor of Acupuncture – Pacific College of Oriental Medicine
  • M.S. – Mass College of Pharmacy & Health
  • B.S. Biology/Psychology- Salem State University

Orville Bigelow, DHSc, RD


  • Doctor of Health Sciences – A.T. Still University
  • M.S. in Nutritional Science – California State University, Los Angeles
  • B.S. in Nutritional Science – California State University, Los Angeles
  • A.A. in General Science – Santa Monica College

Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RDN, FAND


  • M.S. in Nutrition – Boston University, Sargent College of Applied Health Professions
  • B.S. in Food and Nutrition – University of Maine

Joseph Bradley, DC, DACAD, Psy.D. (can.)


  • Psy.D. Clinical Psychology – California Southern University (candidate)
  • Doctor of Chiropractic- Life Chiropractic College West
  • M.S. Substance Abuse Counseling- Nova Southeastern University

Liliana Braescu, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. Mathematics – West University Timisoara
  • M.S. Modeling in Economy & Applied Science – West University Timisoara
  • B.S. Mathematics – West University Timisoara

Bonnie Brock ND, RD, LDN, MPH


  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine- National University of Health Sciences
  • Registered Dietitian, Master of Public Health – Tulane University of Public Health & Tropical Medicine
  • B.S. Nutritional Biochemistry- Cornell University

Mellonie Brown-Zacarias, Ed.S., M.E.T., CMD, R.T.(T.)


  • Ed.S. – Liberty University
  • M.E.T. – Boise State University
  • B.S. – Medical University of South Carolina
  • B.S. – Erskine College

Janna Champagne, BSN, RN


  • B.S. Nursing – Oregon Health & Sciences University
  • Registered Nurse

Jamie Culbertson, MA


  • Masters in General English – Northern Arizona University
  • Bachelors in Communications – University of South Carolina Aiken

Adrienne Dougherty, Ed.D., RT(T)


  • Doctor of Education, Higher Education and Adult Learning – Walden University
  • M.Ed. in Education and Technology – Strayer University
  • BA in Business Management – College of Notre Dame of Maryland
  • AAS in Radiation Therapy – Community College of Baltimore County

Michael Dubanewicz Ed.D, CCN, CDM, CFPP, CFM

Dean/Program Director – School of Nutritional Health

  • Ed.D Education and Nutrition – Breyer State University
  • M.Ed. Education Administration – California Coast University
  • B.S. Food Management – Johnson & Wales University
  • A.S. Culinary Arts – Johnson & Wales University
  • Certificate in Nutrition Counseling – Cornell University

Scott Dube, MS, DABR

Board Of Director, Professor

  • M.S. Radiological Sciences – University of Colorado
  • B.S. Physics – Boston College

Ewa Frankel, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. Educational Leadership – Keiser University
  • M.S. Chemistry – Florida Atlantic University
  • B.S. Chemistry – Florida Atlantic University

David Good, M.S. DABR


  • M.S. Medical Physics – Duke University

Micah Hamanaka, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. Biomedical Engineering – Northwestern University
  • M.S. – University of Notre Dame

Phillip Harvey, Ph.D., RDN, CNS, FACN, FISSN


  • Ph.D. Food Science and Nutrition – Colorado State University
  • M.S.P.H. Nutritional Sciences – University of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health
  • B.A. Biology – California State University, Northridge

Carl Helrich, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. Physics – Northwestern University
  • B.S. Engineering Science – Case Institute of Technology

Jennifer Koslo, Ph.D., RDN, LDN, CPT


  • Ph.D. Education & Instructional Design for Online Learning – Capella University
  • M.S. Food Science and Nutrition – Colorado State University

Shawna Kunselman MSACN, CNS


  • M.S. Applied Clinical Nutrition- New York Chiropractic College
  • B.S. Psychology/Sociology- Angelo State University

Nichole LaMaster, D.C.


  • D.C. – Logan College of Chiropractic

John Lowden, M.S., DABR, CMD


  • M.S. Medical Physics – Purdue University

Elisabeth Mack, MBA, BSN, RN


  • MBA in Healthcare Administration – National University
  • B.S. Nursing and Psychology – Elmhurst College
  • Registered Nurse

Jasmin Miller, DBA, CNMT


  • DBA – Keiser University
  • MS – Keiser University

Brent Murphy, M.S., DABR

President, Professor

  • M.S. Medical Physics – University of Wisconsin
  • B.S. Health Physics – Purdue University

Mehrnaz Paydar, Ph.D., RDN, LDN


  • Ph.D. Nutritional Science – Howard University
  • M.S. Nutritional Science – Howard University
  • B.S. Food Science – Shiraz University

David Phebus II, M.S., CMD, RT(T)


  • M.S. Medical Physics – John Patrick University of Health and Applied Sciences

Shannon Rexrode, DHA, M.Ed., RT(T)


  • Doctor of Health Administration – Capella University
  • Masters in Education – Frostburg State University
  • Bachelors in Psychology – Frostburg State University
  • AS in Radiation Therapy – Community College of Baltimore County

Douglas Scripture, MA, MST, LPC, CPA, NCC


  • MA in Counseling Psychology – Western Michigan University
  • MS in Taxation – Walsh College
  • BA in Mathematics and Psychology – Oakland University

Michael Stabin, PhD, CHP


  • Ph.D. Nuclear Engineering University of Tennessee
  • M.S. Environmental Engineering – University of Florida
  • B.S. Environmental Engineering – University of Florida

Felicia Stoler, DCN, MS, RDN
  • Doctor of Clinical Nutrition Research in Worksite Wellness – Rutgers School of Health Professions
  • M.S. Applied Physiology & Nutrition Education – Columbia University, Teachers College
  • B.A. Political Science & Sociology – Tulane University, Newcomb College

Laura Tanzini, DrPH, LMFT, BCPC, BCIM


  • DrPH Lifestyle Medicine – Loma Linda University
  • M.S. Psychology Family Therapy – Phillips Graduate Institute
  • B.S. Biology – University of California

David Trump, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. Medicinal Chemistry – Purdue University

James Wheeler, MD, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. Physical Chemistry – University of Notre Dame
  • Internship – University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Residency in Radiation Oncology – University of Texas, MD Anderson

Dawn Wilson-Kendall D.C.


  • Doctorate of Chiropractic- Logan University
  • B.S. Life Sciences – Logan University
  • B.S. Biology – Life University

Eric Wood, NMD


  • Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine – The Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • B.A. Anthropology and Music – The University of Iowa

Cheryl Young, Ed.D., RT(T)


  • Doctor of Education, Organizational Leadership – City University of Seattle
  • MS Organizational Leadership – National University
  • BS in Radiation Therapy – California State University Long Beach