School of Medical Imaging Sciences Faculty
Brent Murphy, MS, MBA, DABR
DEAN: School of Medical Imaging Sciences
M.S. Medical Physics – University of Wisconsin
MBA – Hawaii Pacific University
B.S. Health Physics – Purdue University
Brent Murphy is the Founder of John Patrick University of Health and Applied Sciences (JPU) (formerly Radiological Technologies University) and Advanced Radiotherapy Consulting (ARC) (Formerly known as Global Physics Solutions (GPS)).
He founded JPU in 2009 and since that time, JPU’s undergraduate and graduate programs have been serving the demand for highly educated, clinically competent experts. Brent has also served as a Senior Medical Physicist for IU Health Goshen Hospital, a Senior Medical Physicist at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, and a Clinical Therapy Physicist at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. He has also contributed to the academic communities of Hampton University, Hawaii Pacific University, Advanced Radiotherapy Consulting, and John Patrick University.
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Jasmin Miller, DBA, CNMT
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: BS Medical Imaging, Nuclear Medicine specialization
DBA – Keiser University
MS – Keiser University
Jasmin Miller is currently the University Department Chair, Accreditation Committee Chair, and Director of Nuclear Medicine at Keiser University. She was a Nuclear Medicine Technologist for various medical facilities in Florida. Jasmin is a full professor with extensive higher education experience in developing and providing leadership to an entire division in a regionally accredited level VI educational institution. She has earned many awards and accomplishments including Advisory Board Academic Achievement Award, Instructor of Distinction Award, Employee of the Month Award, textbook acknowledgement contributions, and published dissertation.
Isaak Miroshenko, MA, RT(R)(CT)
PROGRAM DIRECTOR: AS Radiologic Technology
MA – The State University of New York, Stony Brook University
Mr. Miroshenko is a former valedictorian of New York Methodist’s Bartone School of Radiography and served as a faculty member, Clinical Coordinator, and Radiography Program Director. After earning his BA from Baruch College, he went on to earn a graduate degree in Higher Education Administration from Stony Brook University. Mr. Miroshenko is registered with the ARRT in Radiography and Computed Tomography.
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Manuel Arreola, Ph.D., DABR
Ph.D. Medical Physics – University of Florida
M.S. Physics – State University New York
Dr. Manuel Arreola was born in Mexico City. He obtained a Bachelor’s in Physics from the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana of that city. Dr. Arreola obtained a Master’s in Physics from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is a graduate from the Ph.D. Medical Physics Program at University of Florida (UF). After 5 years under the mentorship of Dr. Harvey Neiman at the West Penn Hospital in Pittsburgh, he became Chief of Medical Physics at UF in 1998. He took over as Director of the UF Medical Physics Program in 2016 and successfully moved that program from the College of Engineering to the College of Medicine Dr. Arreola has directed over 15 doctoral dissertations and over 40 Master’s projects. He expanded the outreach of the Physics Division of the UF Radiology Department to provide compliance services to hospitals in both Gainesville and Jacksonville. Dr. Arreola was appointed Vice-chair of Radiology for Medical Physics Affairs in 2017. Since 2010, he has been collaborating with the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in worldwide training programs for medical physicists and held the Interim position of Head of the Medical Physics Division at the Agency’s headquarters in 2017. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Physics in Medicine and the Society for Directors of Medical Physics Academic Programs. Dr. Arreola has collaborated actively with JPU since 2012.
Joseph Cianci, MSA, RT(R)(CT)
MSA – Central Michigan University
B.S. – St. Joseph’s College
Joseph Cianci began working as a radiographer after his military service and quickly developed a strong standard of performance and delivering patient care. Joe serves as the Vice President of Business Development for Prestige Medical Imaging. He has also been a part of the Medical Team for the Brooklyn Nets since 2012. His previous appointments include the Director of Radiology, Cardiology & Ancillary Outpatient Diagnostics for New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital and Director of Operations with New Jersey City Medical Center.
Scott McLean, MA
Masters in Communication – Washington State University
Graduate Certificate in English – Northern Arizona University
Bachelors in Communications – Washington State University
Scott McLean is a Senior Contributing Faculty Member with the Communication Department at Walden University in addition to being an adjunct professor at John Patrick University. He also served as Associate Professor of Business Communication for the W.A. Franke College of Business, Northern Arizona University-Yuma, on a combined campus partnership with the University of Arizona and Arizona Western College. Scott was the 2007-2011 Shadle-EdgeCombe Endowed Faculty Chair at Arizona Western College.
Scott has written or co-written several other FlatWorld titles in communication, English, and business. His publishing record includes articles in peer-review journals, classic car magazines, and newspapers. From his experience working with students at the community college and undergraduate levels (including developmental English, college preparation, composition and argumentation, literature and analysis, and business communication), Scott has learned the importance of providing students with clear, concise learning resources with scaffolding and frequent opportunities for engagement and demonstration of skill mastery. He has also come to appreciate the important role the first English and business communication courses play in helping students achieve overall academic success.
Scott serves as an international business and industry consultant and has worked with The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs, Oregon. He has also served on the Small Business and Innovative Research (SBIR) Evaluation Panel for the National Institutes of Health and evaluated programs for the Ministry of Hacienda, Chile and many others. He has taught at AWC/San Luis on the U.S./Mexican Border, at Central Oregon Community College’s Branch Campus on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation, and at Universidad San Sebastian in Concepcion, Chile. Scott studied at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, at Washington State University’s Edward R. Murrow School of Communication, and at Northern Arizona University-Flagstaff Department of English in the area of Professional Writing. He and his family live in Washington State.
Hugh Gerard, CMD, RT(R)(T)
B.A. – Indiana University
A.S. – Radiation Therapy
A.S. – Radiography
Hugh Gerard currently serves as Director and Dosimetrist at Kosciusko Community Cancer Center. He is Operations Manager for Infinite Planning Solutions, and teaches new radiation oncology technologies for Advanced Radiotherapy Consulting. Hugh has experience in external beam planning, remote planning, high-dose brachytherapy, IMRT, CT/PET fusion, tomotherapy, and adaptive radiation therapy.
Christian Pascarella, BS, RT(R)
BS – St. Francis College
Christian Pascarella has over 20 years of experience as a Radiologic Technologist, over nine years of experience in clinical and didactic instruction as a radiography program clinical coordinator, and over six years of experience in radiology management. He is also a C-arm applications specialist and is proficient in orthopedic radiography.