Sonography Faculty

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You're ready to make a shift in your sonography career. That’s why you should learn from our inspiring faculty. They’re behind some of the most significant shifts in the industry and funnel decades of experience to create our distinguished online sonography degree.

At ADU, we’re proud that our influential sonography advocate Charlotte Henningsen also chaired the task force that developed the National Education Curriculum for Diagnostic Medical Sonography. She helped set a new standard. Now she leads our faculty, who serve top organizations, author textbooks, and publish in elite clinical journals. Learn more below.

Tim McNeilus

Tim McNeilus did his undergraduate work at Southern Missionary College in Collegedale, Tennessee. He has a Master of Mathematics from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and a Master of Physics Education from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. He now teaches at Shenandoah Valley Academy in Virginia. He is also an adjunct at James […]

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Dr. Ghassan Salameh

Dr. Ghassan Salameh graduated from Jacksonville State University in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in economics and in 1982 with an MBA in finance. In 1987, he earned his doctorate degree from Tennessee State University in the education and the econometric of national development. He is also an associate professor with 30 years of teaching […]

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Yvette Saliba

Yvette Saliba received her master’s in mental health counseling in 2007. After working as an outpatient adult substance abuse counselor at the Center for Drug-Free Living, she worked at ADU as the director for the Center for Academic Achievement for eight years. She is currently working on her doctorate in counselor education at the University […]

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Paul Lower

Paul Lower is a second generation native of Florida. He received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Central Florida. He continued his education at Southern Adventist University, completing an MBA with an emphasis on Healthcare Administration. Currently he teaches in ADU programs, including the online sonography degree. He also works as […]

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Dr. Christopher L. Litten has taught English and humanity classes at ADU since 1999.

Dr. Christopher L. Litten

Dr. Christopher Litten has taught English and humanity classes at ADU since 1999, including instructing students in the online bachelor’s degree in sonography program. He also taught English and education courses for 19 years at a liberal arts college in Maryland. He has extensive experience teaching online learning courses. He majored in English and secondary […]

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Dr. Ernest J. Bursey has taught at ADU since 2001 as professor of religion.

Dr. Ernest J. Bursey

For Dr. Ernest Bursey, the passion for teaching started early. He taught one section of a freshman religion class while a senior in high school. The addiction has endured — it has been 55 years since that first assignment at Thunderbird Academy in Scottsdale, Arizona. He has been a faculty member at ADU since 2001 […]

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Dr. Zdravko Stefanovic teaches Biblical Studies at ADU.

Dr. Zdravko Stefanovic

Zdravko Stefanovic, Ph.D., was born in Bosnia. He completed his education in Croatia, France, and the United States, specializing in biblical languages and interpretation. At present he teaches Biblical Studies at ADU in Orlando, Florida, for the online bachelor’s in diagnostic medical sonography and other programs. Stefanovic is married to Bozana, a mathematics professor, and […]

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Dr. Ann C. Vining has taught mathematics at ADU since 1993.

Dr. Ann C. Vining

Dr. Ann C. Vining has taught mathematics at ADU since 1993, including her role as instructor for the online sonography degree. In 2009, she moved from a full-time teaching position to become director of institutional effectiveness and accreditation, and then in 2011, she returned to the health and biomedical sciences department as the chair. She […]

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Dr. Lisa L. Goolsby

As CEO for Impact, Dr. Lisa Goolsby provides direction and insight regarding marketing research and strategy for clients. She has a focus on consumer behavior and customer satisfaction, through years of client research, academic research, published works, and numerous seminars and presentations. As CEO for Wired Coffee Bar, LLC, she manages and directs the activities […]

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Dr. Kim McManus

Dr. Kim McManus has served as a strategic advisor to senior executives from global companies for more than two decades. She consults internally with Adventist Health System’s eight-campus Florida Hospital network. She is an expert facilitator for large and complicated projects, providing support for the integration of organizational cultures and business priorities among stakeholders with […]

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Jessica Lower

Jessica Lower graduated in 1994 from the Southern College of Seventh-day Adventists (now Southern Adventist University) in Collegedale, Tennessee, with a bachelor’s degree in English. She taught eighth-grade language arts and reading for seven years. During that same period, she also taught several semesters of high school English as an adjunct instructor at Forest Lake […]

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Dr. Georgina Hill

Dr. Georgina Hill earned her doctorate degree in English from Purdue University, specializing in rhetoric and writing, and linguistics. Much of her teaching career she spent in Michigan at both Andrews University and Western Michigan University, where she directed the first-year writing program. In 2008, she began teaching at ADU, and now serves as an […]

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Kelly M. Moore has taught biological science, anatomy, and physiology courses for more than a decade.

Kelly M. Moore

KelIy M. Moore received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Akron, where he studied design, biology, and anatomy. He later received his Master of Associated Medical Sciences degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he majored in Biomedical Visualization, and his Master of Business Administration degree from the University of […]

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Tammy Stearns

Tammy Stearns is an adjunct professor for ADU. She is also a sonographer in the mission field, providing sonograms for the impoverished people of Nicaragua. She works alongside a Nicaraguan physician “angel,” Dr. Melba. The majority of exams that they perform are focused on women’s health. However, she never knows what she will encounter during […]

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Kathryn Kuntz

Kathryn Kuntz is an adjunct faculty member for the department of Diagnostic Medical Sonography at ADU, where she has taught for the past six years. In addition to teaching at ADU, she is an assistant clinical professor at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Prior to her adjunct appointment, she was the program director at […]

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Charlotte Henningsen is a past president of the Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography.

Charlotte Henningsen

Charlotte G. Henningsen is the department chair of Diagnostic Medical Sonography at ADU in Orlando, Florida, where she has taught for the past 24 years. Henningsen has been a sonographer for approximately 30 years and continues to practice in emergency medicine as preceptor to emergency medicine residents. She earned her master’s degree from Golden Gate […]

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