Meet the Faculty

Dr. Kevin Valadares

Professor of Health Services
Chair of Health Administration
Contact: 812-461-5277
Health Professions Center 3007

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Dr. Kevin Valadares has been a faculty member at USI since 2001 and chairs the MHA program. He is very involved (primarily though externally funded grants) in initiating an Advance Care Planning platform in health care organizations and community settings.

Dr. Erin Reynolds

Associate Professor of Health Services/Administration
Contact: 812-465-1172
Health Professions Center 3011

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Dr. Erin Reynolds came to USI after graduating from the University of Iowa in 2012 and teaching at the University of the Gambia and Gambia College during the spring semester of 2013 with the U.S. Peace Corps Response.

Karla Diekemper, MBA LNHA

Instructor/Contract Assistant
Professor of Gerontology
Contact: 812-465-1170
Health Professions Center 2134

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Karla Diekemper is new to USI, joining us in fall of 2020 as an Instructor in Gerontology through the Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP).  She is a licensed nursing home administrator and has worked in the long-term care industry in various roles for over 30 years.   She obtained her MBA from Greenville University.

Dr. Swateja Nimkar

Associate Professor of Health Services
Contact: 812-465-1158
Health Professions Center 3009

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Dr. Swateja Nimkar is an Associate Professor at USI. In an era favorable for interdisciplinary careers, she has an inter-professional educational background in pharmacy, public health, and wellness.

Dr. Zachary Ward

Assistant Professor of Health  Administration
Contact: 812-228-5027
Health Professions Center 3010

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Dr. Zachary Ward is an Ed.D graduate of Western Kentucky University. He is interested in clinician burnout, retention and engagement, innovative leadership of healthcare organizations, and rural healthcare leadership.

Adjunct Faculty Listing

Melissa Bullock

Mrs. Melissa Bullock

Adjunct - Nursing and Health Professions
812-465-1140
Health Professions Center
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G. Michael Barton

Mr. G. Michael Barton

Adjunct - Nursing and Health Professions
812-461-5334
Health Professions Center
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Lavonne McMillen

Ms. Lavonne McMillen

Adjunct - Nursing and Health Professions
812-461-5334
Health Professions Center
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Tracy Snyder

Ms. Tracy Snyder

Adjunct - Nursing and Health Professions
812-461-5334
Health Professions Center
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Contact

Dr. Kevin Valadares
Program Chair

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