Faculty and Staff

Admission / Program Administrator

Billie Chandler

Mrs. Billie Chandler

Physician Assistant Program Administrator

Graves Hall 311
812-488-3400
bc185@evansville.edu

Mrs. Chandler serves as Program Administrator for the Master of Physician Assistant (PA) Program. Billie’s primary responsibilities include recruiting and advising prospective PA students, managing the program’s B/PA (direct entry) and graduate admission processes, planning the program’s special events and overseeing the day to day operations of the UEPA Program. Billie has devoted the last 10 years of her career working with students and families. Prior to joining the University of Evansville, she was blessed to work with hundreds of students in Scott and Oakhill Schools. She has a strong passion for supporting and encouraging students. Billie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business/Marketing from the University of Southern Indiana. Please contact Mrs. Chandler to find out how she can assist in your path to becoming a physician assistant!

Faculty

Michael Roscoe

Dr. Michael Roscoe

Director/Chair/Associate Professor of Physician Assistant Science

812-488-3401
mr286@evansville.edu

Dr. Roscoe is an experienced physician assistant (PA) educator and clinician. He has been a PA for over 18 years (primary specialty is in emergency medicine). He also has experience with military medicine and has had two combat tours (Afghanistan 2004-2005, Iraq 2008-2009). He has authored over 18 journal articles and received the prestigious Paragon award for publishing in 2007. He is actively involved at the National and State levels of PA Leadership. He is the current President Elect of the Indiana Academy of Physician Assistants (IAPA), serves on the Leadership Mission Advancement Commission (MAC) for the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA). Additionally, with PAEA he also is a faculty facilitator/mentor for the Program Directors 101 Workshop. Dr. Roscoe also serves on several national committees with the National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). He works on the Automatic Item Generation (AIG) test writing committee, as well as the Emergency Medicine Certificate of Additional Qualification (CAQ) test writing committee. Additional items of note are that he has been awarded the Distinguished Hoosier Award from then Governor Mitch Daniels, the Bronze Star Medal during his Afghanistan deployment, and he was the Indiana PA of the Year in 2005. Dr. Roscoe earned his BS degree from Butler University (biology) and then went on to get his MS (biology) from Purdue University. He went back to school and received his second undergraduate degree in health science from Butler University and then a second master’s from the University of Nebraska. He received his PhD from TUI University. His dissertation focus was on Leishmaniasis and risk mapping. He is also on faculty with the Indiana University School of Medicine – Evansville.
Gina Niemeier

Mrs. Gina Niemeier

Associate Program Chair/Clinical Coordinator/Assistant Professor/Physician Assistant Science

812-488-3402
gt41@evansville.edu

Gina (Topper) Niemeier is an experienced physician assistant clinician. She has over 19 years of experience in several different medical specialties including emergency medicine, orthopedics, cardiovascular surgery, and family medicine. Most recently she has been the lead medical provider with the Deaconess Concussion Clinic here in Evansville, IN. She is very active in the community and is currently on the South Western Indiana Area Health Education Centers advisory council and is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) Board Member. She has worked with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Partners, Advisory Board for Deaconess Hospital Hospice House and the USI Society for Arts and Humanities –as board members. She is an ACLS and BLS instructor. Mrs. Niemeier received her BA from USI (biology). She then received a BS from Lutheran College of Health Professions in Fort Wayne, IN. She received a MS from the University of St. Francis. She continues to have a clinical and research focus on concussion management. She teaches across the entire curriculum, but has a focus on Cultural Competence and IPE and the Core Review series during the clinical year.
Andy Lampkins

Dr. Andy Lampkins

Associate Professor/Physician Assistant Science

Graves Hall 317
812-488-2356
al207@evansville.edu
Full Biography

Dr. Andy Lampkins originally joined the faculty at the University of Evansville in 2013 as the G. Richard and Rita ’59 Eykamp Endowed Chair in Chemistry, and has been a licensed pharmacist for 15 years. Prior to coming to UE, he was the John R. Sampey, Jr. Research Professor at Samford University, where he taught in both the McWhorter School of Pharmacy and the Howard College of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Lampkins’ research uses chemistry as a tool to solve problems in medicine. His group is involved in drug design/discovery, synthesis of bioactive natural products, and new reaction development. Specific research foci include the discovery of new drugs to combat Alzheimer’s disease and the development of “smart” therapeutics that can target, treat, and detect cancer simultaneously. Dr. Lampkins received his Pharm.D. from Butler University, his Ph.D. in organic and medicinal chemistry from the University of Florida, and completed a Walther Cancer Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame. He teaches pharmacology, therapeutics, and medical ethics in the PA curriculum.
Sean Harper

Mr. Sean Harper

Assistant Professor/Physician Assistant Science

812-488-3403
sh330@evansville.edu

Sean Harper is a physician assistant who has clinical experience in occupational medicine, emergency medicine, and neurology. Prior to becoming a PA, he spent 13 years as a firefighter and paramedic. His last position was with Purdue University Fire Department, where he assisted in starting the advanced life support program. He received both his BS (health science) and master's (MPAS) from Butler University in Indianapolis. He continues to practice in the occupational and urgent care setting. He is also a member of the Indiana National Guard, where he serves as the physician assistant for the 1-151 infantry battalion. He has taught behavioral medicine, and is currently teaching clinical medicine, medical imaging as well as co-teaching medical screening and advanced differential diagnosis for physical therapy and clinical skills for physician assistants.
Jenelle Evernham

Jenelle Evernham, MPAS, PA-C

Assistant Professor/Physician Assistant Science

812-488-5230
je155@evansville.edu

Jenelle Evernham is a physician assistant from Evansville who has over 10 years of clinical experience in emergency medicine and urgent care. She received her BS (Sports Administration), MA (Wellness Management) from Ball State University and MSM (Physician Assistant Science) from Trevecca Nazarene University. She continues to practice in urgent care. She will teach across the entire curriculum.

Medical Director

Paul Perry

Paul Perry, MD

Hand and Shoulder Surgery
President, Tri-State Orthopedic Surgeons

Dr. Paul Perry is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in Upper Extremity. Dr. Perry has been in practice at Tri-State Orthopaedics since 1994 and the President since 2009. After graduating from Wright State School of Medicine and completing his residency at Wright State University, he then completed a Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at University of Florida. Dr. Perry is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, and a Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Staff

Mrs. Billie Chandler

Mrs. Billie Chandler

Physician Assistant Program Administrator
bc185@evansville.edu
Graves Hall 311
812-488-3400

Office Phone:
812-488-3400

Office E-mail:
bc185@evansville.edu

Office Location:
Room 311, Wallace Graves Hall