Faculty and Staff News

Associate Dean Presented with Award

Associate dean of the Biomedicine program and assistant director of the MPH program, Dr. Bill Monaco was recently presented with the Orion Award.

The Orion Award is one of the most prestigious awards that the Armed Forces Optometric Society (AFOS) bestows. Dr. Monaco was also acknowledged as a Founding Member of AFOS and his 45 years of service.

Salus University has established a collaborative partnership with AFOS through which Salus University would offer partial scholarships (50% of tuition) to pursue either an online Masters in Public Health degree or a MSc/PhD in Biomedicine.

For more information about AFOS


SLP Faculty Member Accepted into Leadership Academy

Speech-Language Institute clinical director, and Salus SLP instructor, Robert Serianni, has been accepted into the 2015 Council of Academic Programs in Communication Sciences and Disorders (CAPCSD) Leadership Academy to be held in April in Newport Beach, CA. He was selected among 75 applicants to be one of 19 participants.

CAPCSD is dedicated to promoting academic excellence, visionary leadership and collaboration among communication sciences and disorders academic programs.

The inaugural 2015 CAPCSD Leadership Academy, “Best Practices in Academic Leadership,” will be held April 14-15, 2015 at the Newport Beach (CA) Marriott. The Academy will be led by Dr. Jeffrey Buller, Dean of Florida Atlantic University’s Wilkes Honors College. Topics to be covered include foundations of leadership; time management; stress management; collegiality and team building; best practices in faculty evaluation, mentoring, and coaching; leading change; and goal setting/planning for the future.

For more information about CAPCSD

Faculty Members Honored at Faculty Social

On Friday, February 20th, faculty were recognized for their service to the University and their scholarly achievements for 2014. The social was held in the Bennett Lounge in the Hafter Community Center.

The following faculty were presented with certificates in honor of their promotions to full professor: Audrey J. Smith, PhD; Elise B. Ciner, OD; Connie Chronister, OD; and Charles M. Wormington, PhD,OD, FAAO (pictured below from left to right with President Michael H. Mittelman, OD, MPH.


Dr. Maria Parisi and Dr. Brooke Smith;
Dr. Audrey Smith and Bob Serianni.

We Salute

The University community warmly welcomes its newest members:

  • Kerri Dougherty, Security Officer
  • Justin Juner, Data Systems Specialist
  • Candida Mulligan, Administrative Assistant, College of Education and Rehabilitation

The University community offers sincere congratulations to the following members: 

  • Jamie Lindsay, MBA, External Education program coordinator, and her husband on the arrival of twins, Charlotte Ella and Blake Lyndan Richardson, last week.
  • Kimberly Miller, PA-C, Physician Assistant program clinical coordinator, who has joined the Interprofessional Education committee.