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Shannon Ijams, MPAS, PA-C

Program Director, Clinical Assistant Professor

Shannon earned a bachelor's degree from Kansas State University where she studied biology and gerontology.  In 1997, she graduated from the Wichita State University Physician Assistant Program.  Her past clinical experiences include the Department of Veteran Affairs and the Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless.  Prior to assuming the role of Program Director within the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine Physician Assistant Program, Shannon served as the Director of Clinical Education and Associate Director.  In addition to administrative responsibilities, her teaching involvement includes Geriatrics, Underserved Medicine, Clinical Medicine, and Professional Issues in Medicine and Health.  Shannon participates in the clinical training of students in the Physician Assistant Longitudinal (PAL) Student Clinic at OU Family Medicine. 


Meredith Davison, PhD, MPH
Director of Research and Evaluation 

Dr. Davison received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Oklahoma City University, her Master of Arts degree from the University of the Pacific, and her Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She earned her Master of Public Health from the University of Oklahoma-Tulsa in 2009. Dr. Davison has more than 13 years of PA education experience, in addition to 15 years in medical education. She is an experienced accreditation site visitor for the Accreditation Review Commission for Education of the Physician Assistant. Dr Davison is a native Oklahoman and served for eight years as the Director of Midwestern University’s Illinois PA program.



Janelle Whitt, DO
Medical Director

Dr Whitt received her Bachelor's degree from Oklahoma State University and also completed her residency at Oklahoma State University. She is the Medical Director of OU Physicians Community Health and also serves as the Medical Director for the PA Program. She teaches Patient Assessment and Physical Diagnosis courses.






Bobby Bosse, MHS, PA-C
Director of Clinical Education, Instructor

Bobby is a 2001 graduate from the University of Oklahoma Physician Associate Program. He has served as a clinical preceptor for the Tulsa program since 2009 and was awarded Preceptor of the Year in 2012.  His work experience as a PA includes outpatient Family Medicine while living in Texas and inpatient Internal Medicine as a Hospitalist with St John Medical Center in Tulsa. He assists with coordinating community clinical rotations through his role as the Associate Director of Clinical Education.  His teaching responsibilities include coordinating the Physical Diagnosis course and lecturing in Clinical Medicine. 



Autumn Ackerman

Autumn Ackerman, MSPAS, PA-C

Director of Admissions, Clinical Assistant Professor
Autumn graduated from the Missouri State University Physician Assistant Program in 2005.  She has served as a clinical preceptor for the Tulsa program since 2008.  Her clinical work experience as a PA includes primary care with the OU Community Health clinics and outpatient Family Medicine.  As the Director of Admissions, she oversees the recruitment and admissions process for applicants, and she also serves as core faculty for the Physician Assistant Longitudinal Student Clinic.  Her teaching responsibilities include teaching in several Clinical Medicine modules.


Chris M. Brasel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dr. Brasel received his B.A. in Biology from Wesleyan University (1992) and, after working several years in the biotech industry, returned to school and received his Ph. D. in Biomedical Sciences from Oklahoma State University- Center for Health Sciences (2008). Dr. Brasel teaches in two areas of basic science in the PA Program- Physiology and Medical Genetics. He actively uses new pedagogical models for his courses, such as the flipped classroom, and pursues research related to the use of digital media in medical education.




Mark Perdue, MHS, PA-C
Director of Academic Education, Clinical Assistant Professor

Mark earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tulsa where he studied religion and philosophy, as well as life science. In 2003, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma Physician Associate program in Oklahoma City.  As a recipient of an Indian Health Scholarship, Mark began his clinical work at the Northeastern tribal health system where he focused on internal medicine and pediatrics. After returning to Tulsa in 2006, Mark worked in the emergency medicine departments of St. Francis and the St. John health system. He holds an NCCPA certificate of added qualification in emergency medicine. In addition to teaching courses in Clinical Medicine, Mark also serves as a preceptor in the Physician Assistant Longitudinal Clinic.



Autumn Ackerman

Brea Moore, Student Coordinator

Mrs. Brea Moore is our Student Program Coordinator and has been with the PA program since November 2008.  She coordinates student enrollment and second-year student clinical rotations.  Brea also serves as liaison between the PA program and clinical preceptors at OU and in the Tulsa community.  Brea earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from Columbia College in Missouri.  Prior to joining the OU-Tulsa PA program, she was an academic advisor at the University of Missouri then served as the student coordinator in the department of surgery at OU-Tulsa.



Crystal Peterson, Staff Assistant