Faculty bios

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

Ian Clift

IanIan C. Clift, PhD, MLS (ASCP)CM is the Program Director for both the programs in Health Sciences and Clinical Laboratory Sciences at IUSB.  He is also the owner and primary consultant for the scientific writing and literary research company Biomedical Associates (www.biomedicalassociates.net).  He has extensive experience in biomedical and laboratory science; with focused training in immunology, neurobiology, oncology, and cellular signaling.  He received his PhD through the Mayo Clinic’s Mayo Graduate School in Biomedical Science.  In addition to his technical experience in clinical and research laboratories, he is a resourceful freelance writer, educator, and driven administrative professional.  He is a member of several clinical laboratory science organizations including the ASCLS (American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science), where he holds a post on the Product Development Committee, and the ASCP (American Society for Clinical Pathology), where he is also a certified Medical Laboratory Scientist (MLS) and a local ASCP Council of Laboratory Professionals representative.  He teaches courses on Immunology, Serology, and Blood Banking for IUSB in the College of Health Sciences and has previously developed community service learning opportunities and taught research methods for students in the Health Sciences programs. 

Barbara Spinda

Barbara Spinda, MS, MLS(ASCP)CM completed her Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology at the University of Alabama at Birningham. She also holds a Master of Science in Biology from the Calumet campus of Purdue University. She is currently a licensed Medical Laboratory Scientist through the American Society of Clinical Pathology and has 10 years of experience in clinical microbiology laboratories as a working technologist and laboratory supervisor. Teaching interests include all things microbiology and infectious diseases, workplace management, and process improvement.

Health Sciences

Jennifer Deranek

Jenny Deranek, PhD, LAT, ATC has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Western Michigan University.  She holds a Master's of Kinesiology degree from the University of Virginia and a Bachelor's of Arts in Athletic Training degree from Albion College.  Dr. Deranek continues to practice as a clinical athletic trainer and also was the Program Director of Girls on the Run Michiana from 2013-2018.  Dr. Deranek teaches in the Health Promotion, Rehabilitation Sciences, and Sport and Exercise Science programs and enjoys sharing her knowledge and passion for healthcare and especially enjoys encouraging students through personal/professional development.  

Carmen Dielman

CARMEN DIELMAN, DHSc, LDH
Indiana University – South Bend
Dwyer College of Health Sciences
School of Applied Health Sciences
Northside Hall 454
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46634
Phone: 574.520.4154
E-mail: cdielman@iusb.edu

Dr. Dielman is a Senior Lecturer with the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences at Indiana University South Bend. She has a doctorate in Health Sciences with a concentration in Global Health from Nova Southeastern University and is a Licensed Dental Hygienist. Dr. Dielman teaches in the Health Promotion and Dental Education programs and is the Coordinator for the Bachelors of Science in Applied Health Science online degree. Her teaching interests include global health, environmental health, intercultural health communication, and culture and diversity. Dr. Dielman has a passion for learning, healthcare, and serving others. In addition, she has led and participated in numerous mission and service learning trips to Haiti, providing dental care and preventive education, and setting up ongoing, sustainable dental clinics.  

Jennifer Hatfield

JenniferJennifer Hatfield MHS, ccc/slp-L has a Master of Health Sciences degree from Governor’s State University, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders from Valparaiso University. In addition, she holds The American Speech Language Hearing Association’s Clinical Competence Certificate {CCC} and is licensed by the Indiana Speech Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Jennifer continues to manage and work clinically in her private practice of over 20 years, collaborating with many local health professionals, and will begin coursework for her doctoral degree in fall of 2018. She teaches courses in the Health Sciences concentration of Speech Language Pathology as well as general Health Sciences courses. In addition, as many of her students will tell you, she is passionate about growth mindset, student success, professionalism and inter-professional education/collaboration.

Dawn Hopkins

Dawn Hopkins is an Assistant Clinical Professor with the Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences at Indiana University South Bend.  She completed her Master of Science in Exercise Physiology at Oregon State University and her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology at the University of Notre Dame. Her teaching interests include biostatistics, public and community health, and exercise physiology.  She strives to provide skills to students which allow them to read, understand, and apply research to solve ongoing population health problems.

Caren Rossow

CAREN COLLEEN ROSSOW, DHA, MSA, CIH, RN, FACHE 
Indiana University – South Bendcaren
Dwyer College of Health Sciences
School of Applied Health Sciences
Northside Hall 409
1700 Mishawaka Avenue
South Bend, IN 46634
Phone: 574.520.4619
E-mail: crossow@iu.edu

Dr. Rossow is a healthcare professional with extensive background in healthcare management and leadership having served over 30 years in a number of division, director, and management positions in community hospitals and a regional healthcare system. A leader with a comprehensive background in various healthcare services with experience in planning, operations, logistics, financial and human resource management. Dr. Rossow is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.  She is a licensed registered nurse.

Currently she serves as an assistant professor at Indiana University – South Bend teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in management principles, health policy and advocacy, and healthcare human resource management. Dr. Rossow also remains an active member of the Lakeland Regional Health System Investigational Review Board. 

She has presented internationally, authored peer-reviewed articles, book chapter and is in the process of co-authoring a textbook on Health Organization Theory.  Her research interests include international health, pandemics, health systems in crisis, organizational and biomedical ethics.  Dr. Rossow has participated in 13 study abroad trips to five countries, most recently coleading trips to both Sweden and Belize.

Dental Education

David Douglas

Dr. Douglas is a licensed Dentist and Clinical Assistant Professor in the Indiana University South Bend Division of Dental Education. He received his B.A. in Zoology from Indiana University Bloomington and his D.D.S. degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He teaches Dental Radiology, General Pathology, Oral Pathology and Local Anesthesia in the Division of Dental Education. He volunteers as a clinical Dentist at Sister Maura Brannick Health Center and maintains a private Dental practice in South Bend, IN. He has an interest in Dental Forensics and serves as a consultant to the St. Joseph County Metro-Homicide Unit.

Mallory Edmondson

Mallory Edmondson MSDH, RDH currently is a Licensed Dental Hygienist, Clinical Assistant Professor, and serves as the Division of Dental Education Co-Director Indiana University South Bend. She received a M.S in Dental Hygiene from the University of Bridgeport, a B.S. in Dental Hygiene from Indiana University South Bend, and a B.S. in Nutrition for Indiana University, Bloomington. She is committed to creating a fun, interactive learner-centered classroom environment.  She teaches Preventive Dentistry, Community Assessment and Program Planning, Evaluation of Health Promotion Programs, Topics in Dental Hygiene, Introduction to Health Sciences, and is willing to take on the challenge of a new course.  With a passion for public health, Mallory has given numerous academic presentations nationally focusing on community dental health, and co-teaches a study abroad trip for students to Belize titled Health Promotion Disease Prevention: Belize. She is dedicated to removing departmental education silos to provide diverse educational experiences in order to shape the future of healthcare.  

Diane Leman ski

Diane Lemanski BSDH, RDH is a Clinical Lecturer in the Division of Dental Education. She is enrolled in the Master of Adult Education from Indiana University with expected graduation in 2018. She earned her Bachelor of Dental Hygiene from the University of Michigan and an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene from Ferris State University. Diane has a passion for oral health with more than 30 years experience in private practice that translates to a broad range of clinical applications to share with students. Her strengths are in the clinical setting but she enjoys the challenges of creating a hands-on, student centered classroom with a touch of humor. Her teaching responsibilities include Oral Anatomy, Head and Neck Anatomy, and Evidence-Based Decision Making. As coordinator of the senior dental hygiene students, she mentors them through the final year of clinicals and graduation. Other responsibilities include site co-coordinator for the CDCA National Clinical Dental Hygiene exam.

Sandra Peek

Sandra Peek earned her Associate of Science Dental Hygiene and Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University South Bend. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Organizational Management from Bethel College Mishawaka, IN.  She is currently the 1st year Clinical Coordinator for the dental hygiene students at Indiana University South Bend where she mentors 20 + students through their first year in the program.  Sandra is also an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant putting her knowledge to use teaching the Dental Materials course. When not working with students Sandra sits on several university, college and department committees.

Radiography and Medical Imaging Technology

Amy Gretencord

Amy Gretencord, M.S.Ed., BS, R.T.(R) (ARRT) is a Diagnostic Radiographer, Clinical Assistant Professor, and serves as the Clinical Coordinator for the Associates Radiography Program. She graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a Master’s in Adult Education (2018), Indiana University South Bend with a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management (2005), and Associate of Science in Radiography (2003).  In the Radiography Program, she teaches Radiographic Procedures and Clinical Experience courses.  In class, she enjoys using active learning strategies such as games and critical thinking exercises.  In April 2018, she received the College of Health Science Alumni of the Year Award for her dedication to students and the community.  She continues to practice her passion of Radiography at a local hospital.

Maryann Oake

Maryann Oake, MBA, R.T. (R)(MR) has a Master of Business Administration in Healthcare Administration.  She holds a Bachelor's of General Studies with a concentration in Math and Science from Indiana University South Bend and an Associate’s of Radiography from Indiana University South Bend.  She is the Program Director of Radiography and Medical Imaging.  She teaches physics in the Radiography Program and physics, procedures, cross-sectional anatomy, and sectional pathology in the Medical Imaging Program.  She enjoys sharing her knowledge of the field, educating students, and serving the community.