Accreditation Support -- LLU

  • Program Review Committee member and co-chair: I have been a member of the program review committee from its inception, and have recently taken on the position of co-chair. It is our responsibility to make sure all programs affiliated with LLU undergo internal reviews on a regular basis. (2010 - Present) (link)
  • Committee to improve faculty compliance with grade entry - chaired this committee, which is an IFAC subcommittee (09/2008 - 09/2009)
  • University Program Review Committee - a committee whose mandate is to develop a schedule and system for reviewing the academic programs on campus.   (01/2009 - 07/2018)

Church Activities

  • Write and perform drama productions for church (01/2000 - Present)
  • COVID committee for church - determing when and how it's safe to return to church - composed of pastors and other church leaders (03/2020 - 2022)
  • Calimesa SDA Church Vacation Bible School: Performed the role of Peter during a skit (06/2015)
  • Church Activities - Active member of Calimesa Seventh-day Adventist Church and have been involved in the following ministries: Children's Story, Children's Church, Sabbath School Superintendent, Drama ministry (07/2005 - 06/2019) (link)

Committee Membership (LLU)

  • School of Medicine Academic Affairs Committee (08/2022 - Present)
  • School of Medicine Academic Review Committee (08/2020 - Present)
  • School of Medicine Executive Committee: I was a member of this committee as a representative of BSFAC, and later as director of the Master of Medical Science Program (07/2006 - 2021)
  • Dental Admissions Committee: This committee selects students for the dentistry, dental hygiene and international dentistry programs in the Loma Linda School of Dentistry (11/2005 - Present)
  • Basic Science Curriculum Committee (07/2005 - Present)
  • Basic Science Curriculum Committee - newly organized after Self Study 2015 (06/2015 - 06/2019)
  • University Faculty Council - member (06/2012 - 07/2013)
  • New Faculty Orientation Committee - a committee organized to develop a series of orientations for new faculty.  The committee has put together a series of three annual sessions, one held each quarter during the academic year, to introduce faculty to resources for academics, research and service. (07/2008 - 09/2009)
  • Basic Sciences Admissions Committee member   (09/2005 - 06/2019)
  • Thesis/Dissertation Committees - member of a number of guidance committees for students in the anatomy, orthodontics and endodontics graduate programs, and also for biology masters students in Earth and Biological Sciences.   (07/2005 - 06/2019)
  • Centennial Complex Planning Committee - Member of a subcommittee to develop facilities for the Division of Human Anatomy (07/2005 - 06/2006)
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies - Member of Student Progress subcommittee. (07/2005 - 06/2006)
  • InterSchool Faculty Advisory Council - I served as the BSFAC representative to IFAC. This group serves as a liaison between the various schools in the university and the administration (07/2006 - 09/2009)
  • Dental Basic Science Task Force - A group involved in the continued development of a basic science curriculum for first year dental students (07/2006 - 07/2008)
  • Faculty of Graduate Studies - Attended committee meetings for the FGS throughout the year, in which the structure and function of the FGS were discussed   (07/2006 - 06/2018)
  • Basic Science Faculty Advisory Committee - Member, and BSFAC representative to IFAC (07/2006 - 07/2008)
  • Academic Review Committees - Participated in academic review committees for freshman and sophomore dental students and junior and senior dental hygiene students   (06/2006 - 06/2019)
  • School of Medicine Executive Committee - As BSFAC rep to IFAC, I was a member of this committee;More recently,  I have been invited to the committee as Director of the Master of Medical Science Program   (07/2006 - 07/2018)
  • Biomedical Sciences Admissions Committee - Admissions of Applicants into the biomedical sciences Certificate Program, now the Master of Medical Science Program   (07/2005 - 06/2019)
  • Academic Variances Committee (07/2006 - 07/2009)
  • Biomedical Sciences ad hoc committees - Met with administrators in the schools of medicine and dentistry regarding the biomedical sciences certificate programs for those schools (07/2006 - 07/2007)
  • Basic Science Academic Affairs Committee - The Basic Sciences recently reorganized into 4 new programs. This committee is comprised of directors and co-directors of these four programs.   (07/2005 - 06/2019)
  • IFAC - Alternate representative of the Basic Science Faculty Advisory Committee (07/2005 - 06/2006)
  • Academic Review Committee for the Basic Sciences   (07/2005 - 06/2019)
  • Curriculum Committees - Attend curriculum committees for basic science and dentistryRecently, I have been appointed member of several committees involved in reorganizing the dental curriculum in preparation for changes in the National Dental Board Exams. (07/2005 - 09/2019)
  • Graduate Council - Member (07/2005 - 06/2018)
  • Anatomy Faculty Council - Member   (01/1995 - 2019)

Community Service

  • Community Garden Composting Helped with composting of spoiled produce and other plant waste to provide fertile soil for the community garden locate at the SAC Norton clinic in San Bernardino (06/2022 - 08/2022)
  • Helped with fresh produce distribution for low-income families Located at the SAC Norton clinic in San Bernardino, we packed boxes of donated fresh produce and loaded it into the vehicles of low-income families and church groups (06/2022 - 08/2022)
  • LifeHouse Theater - Performed in numerous theatrical productions in local Christian community theater. Wrote musical play based on "Pilgrim''s Progress" by John Bunyan. Served as volunteer host for the theater.  Performed "Damien" in March of 2008. Performed in "Ecclesiastes" in March of 2009. Damien is the story of a Belgian priest who went as a missionary to Hawaii in the 1800s, and worked with the lepers on the island of Molokai until his death from leprosy in 1889. (01/2003 - 06/2009) (link)

International Service

  • Month-long trip to Liberia to teach anatomy at the A.M. Dogliotti School of Medicine, University of Liberia in Monrovia (07/2008 - 08/2008)

Presentations -- Lay Audience

  • Performed in "Freud's Last Session" sponsored by School of Religion Humanities (03/2023 - 04/2023)
  • Performed in the play "Native Gardens" sponsored by School of Religion Humanities (10/2022)
  • I continue to be involved with dramatic presentations in collaboration with the School of Religion's Humanity Program and the Wil Alexander Wholeness Series. (2013 - Present)
  • Performed "Freud's Last Session" at Loma Linda University, Pacific Union College, Southwestern Adventist University, Burman University and La Sierra University (2016). Most recently, we performed at Loma Linda University in Sept/Oct of 2018. The play, written by Mark St. Germain, is  an encounter between Sigmund Freud (played by myself) and C. S. Lewis, at the outbreak of World War II in London. Based on the book, "The Question of God" by Armand Nicholi. (04/2013 - 12/2016)
  • "To Kill a Mockingbird" - LifeHouse Theater, Redlands, CA Played the role of Judge John Taylor in a local community production of Harper Lee's famous story. (02/2015 - 03/2015) (link)
  • Dramatic Presentation of "Damien", the story of a Belgian priest who worked with the lepers on the island of Molokai, at the Loma Linda University Church. Have since performed this play at a number of other venues, including the Calimesa SDA Church, LifeHouse Theater in Redlands, CA; Air Force Village West (Riverside, CA). Southeast California Conference of SDA retirees weekend at Pine Springs Ranch, and  Anchorage, Alaska. Most recently performed for a Catholic Women's Retreat in Desert Hot Springs, CA. (05/2011 - 12/2017)

Society Memberships (professional)

  • American Dental Education Association (01/2003 - Present)
  • American Association of Clinical Anatomists (01/1992 - Present)
  • American Association for Anatomy (formerly American Association of Anatomists) (01/1992 - Present)
  • American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (01/1992 - Present)
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon - Member - the group meets several times a year to elect new members and take care of other business.   (07/2003 - Present) (link)
  • American Dental Education Association Regular Member (01/2003 - 06/2019) (link)
  • Sigma Xi Regular Member (01/1992 - 09/2006) (link)