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A Faculty of Seasoned Experts

Perhaps the most significant strength of Texas Chiropractic College over our 100-year history has been the quality of our faculty. They bring an unparalleled commitment to their students, an unwavering commitment to patient-centered health care, and an undeniable level of real-world experience and expertise.

TCC's faculty is comprised of board-certified chiropractors and medical experts, all of whom hold the highest degree in their respective fields. Most of the TCC faculty continue their own practices in radiology, clinical medicine, nutrition, and sports medicine. The following is a list of TCC faculty:

Alan H. Adams
Professor
B.S., Michigan Lutheran College, 1968
B.S., National College of Chiropractic, 1973
D.C., National College of Chiropractic, 1973
D.A.C.B.N., Diplomate, American Clinical Board of Nutrition, 1981

George Brian Batenchuk
Assistant Professor
Department of Diagnostic Imaging
B.S., Colorado State University, 1980
D.C., Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1979
D.A.B.C.R., Diplomate American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, 1993

Victor A. Benavides
Assistant Professor
Director of Clinics
Chair, Department of Clinical Instruction
B.S., Southern California University of Health Sciences (L.A.C.C.), 1991
D.C., Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1992
B.S.N., Hardin-Simmons University, 2010
M.B.A., Marylhurst University, 2012

Richard G. Brassard
Professor
President
D.C., Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1965

Jesse T. Coats
Associate Professor
Chairman, Department of Clinical Specialties
B.S., Southwestern Oklahoma State University, 1974
B.S., University of Houston, 1977
R.Ph., Registered Pharmicist
D.C., Texas Chiropractic College, 1993
D.A.A.P.M., Diplomate American Academy of Pain Management
C.C.S.P, Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician

Stefanie Coforio
Assistant Professor
Attending Clinician, CHC
Division of Clinics
B.A., Hartwick College, 2006
D.C., New York Chiropractic College, 2010
M.S.A.C.N., New York Chiropractic College, 2010

Jeff Coyle
Assistant Professor
Department of Chiropractic Principles and Practice
Technical Services and Electronic Resources Librarian
B.A., Benedictine College, 1994
M.A., University of St. Thomas, 2000
M.S.L.S, University of North Texas, 2000

Dwain Daniel
Associate Professor
Attending Clinician, CHC
Division of Clinics
B.A., Southwest Texas State University, 1971
D.C., Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1981

Karlene Denby
Professor
Registrar
B.A., Jersey City State College, 1975
D.C., Texas Chiropractic College, 1989

Stephen Dyess
Assistant Professor
Division of Clinics
Attending Clinician
D.C., Texas Chiropractic College, 1987
C.C.S.P., Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician

Kimary Farrar
Professor
Chair, Department of Clinical Reasoning and Theraputics
B.S., California State University-Fullerton, 2004
M.S., California State University-Fullerton, 2007
D.C., Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1984

Stephen A. Foster
Professor
Vice President, Academic Affairs
Executive Director, Center for Institutional Excellence
D.C., Texas Chiropractic College, 1990

Martha J. Friesen
Professor
Department of Pathology and Microbiology
Department of Physiology and Chemistry
B.S., Lenoir-Rhyne College, NC, 1976
M.S., University of Louisville, KY, 1978
Ph.D., University of Louisville, KY, 1982

Bradley R. Koby
Chair, Department of Principles and Practices
Assistant Professor
Department of Diagnosis
B.S., National College of Chiropractic, 1997
D.C., National College of Chiropractic, 1997

Carla Kruger
Instructor
Director of Assessment and Standardized Patient Program
Hotel/Restaurant Management Diploma, International Correspondence School, Pennsylvania, 1996
Certification, South African Airways, Commercial Training Center, Cape Town, South Africa 1994
South African Association of Freight Forwarders, Cape Town, South Africa 1992
Practical Management Diploma, Cape Technicon, Cape Town, South Africa, 1992

Catherine LeDuc-Ramcharan
Department of Clinical Specialties
Department of Techniques
Department of Principles and Practices
D.C., Cleveland Chiropractic College, 1993
B.S. in Nutrition, Park University, 1993

Ezzat Mikhail
Professor
Chairman, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
DTM&H, Cairo University, Egypt, 1963
M.D., Cairo University, Egypt, 1963
M.S., Cairo University, Egypt, 1965
Ph.D., Cairo University, Egypt, 1969
M.S., Cairo University, Egypt, 1982

Patricia Moore
Assistant Professor
Department of Anatomy
B.S., University of West Florida, 1984
D.O., Southeastern University of the Health Sciences, 1989

John Mrozek
Professor
Dean of Academic Affairs
B.A., Slippery Rock University, 1971
D.C., Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 1976
Fellow, College of Chiropractic Sciences (FCCS), 1981
M.Ed., University of Toronto, 2005

Michael Ramcharan
Assistant Dean, Division of Technique, Principles and Therapeutics
Chair, Department of Technique
Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Reasoning and Therapeutics
D.C., Life College of Chiropractic, 2003
M.P.H., University of Kansas School of Medicine, 2012

Robert Routh
Professor
Chairman, Department of Anatomy
B.S., Southwest Texas State University, 1994
M.S., Louisiana State University, 1998
Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2001
Postdoctoral Studies, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2002

David Schimp
Associate Professor
Attending Clinician
Division of Clinics
B.S., University of the State of New York
D.C., Northwestern University of Health Sciences, 1991
D.A.C.N.B., Diplomate American Chiropractic Neurology Board, 1995
D.A.A.P.M., Diplomate American Academy of Pain Management, 1996

Kenneth Sorrels
Professor
Department of Clinical Specialties
Department of Technique
B.S., Arkansas State University, 1975
D.C., Logan College of Chiropractic, 1977

Dorrie Talmage
Assistant Dean, Division of Diagnosis
Professor
B.S., Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1988
D.C., Los Angeles College of Chiropractic, 1988
M.S.Ed., University of Southern California, 2001
B.S.N., Hardin-Simmons University, 2010
M.S.N, Samford University, 2012
D.A.B.C.O., Diplomate of the American Board of Chiropractic Orthopedics, 1991
Certified Nurse Practicioner, 2013

Jeffrey R. Thompson
Professor
Chair, Department of Diagnostic Imaging
B.A., Washington-Jefferson College, 1976
D.C., Palmer College of Chiropractic, 1980
Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, 1985

Kenneth K. Tyer, Jr.
Associate Professor
Department of Diagnosis
Department of Technique
B.A., Stephen F. Austin University, 1977
D.C., Texas Chiropractic College, 1987
C.C.C.N., Certification in Chiropractic Clinical Neurology, 2005
D.A.C.N.B., Diplomate of the American Chiropractic Neurology Board, 2006

Lee C. Van Dusen
Professor
Director of Accreditation & Institutional Research
B.S., Utica College of Syracuse University, 1981
B.S., National College of Chiropractic, 1983
D.C., National College of Chiropractic, 1985

John Ward
Assistant Professor
Research Fellow
Department of Physiology and Chemistry
B.S., University of Texas - Pan American, 1998
M.A., University of Houston – Clear Lake, 2000
D.C., Texas Chiropractic College, 2002
M.S., University of Houston – Clear Lake, 2005

Carol L. Webb
Professor
Director of Library Services
B.A., University of North Texas, 1974
M.A., University of Houston – Clear Lake, 1985
M.L.I.S, University of Texas at Austin, 1991

Jeffrey H. Weiss
Assistant Professor
Department of Diagnosis
B.S., Michigan State University, 1982
D.C., Los Angeles Chiropractic College, 1986

Amy Wright
Assistant Professor
Division of Clinics
Attending Clinician
B.S., Texas Chiropractic College, 1994
D.C., Texas Chiropractic College, 1994

Lawrence H. Wyatt, Jr.
Professor
Department of Diagnostic Imaging
Department of Diagnosis
B.S., Logan College of Chiropractic, 1982
D.C., Logan College of Chiropractic, 1984
Diplomate, American Chiropractic Board of Radiology, 1988

Shari Wynd
Assistant Professor
Department of Clinical Reasoning and Theraputics
Department of Technique
B.S., York University, 1989
B.App.Sc., University of Toronto, 1993
M.App.Sc., University of Toronto, 1995
D.C., Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 2002
Ph.D., University of Calgary, 2007

Isis Zaki
Professor
Department of Anatomy
M.D., Cairo University, Egypt, 1969
M.S., Cairo University, Egypt, 1974
Ph.D., Cairo University, Egypt, 1979

Fred Zuker
Professor
Vice President of Enrollment Management
B.A., Duke University, 1967
M.Ed., Duke University, 1975
Ph.D., Duke University, 1982

Adjunct Professors

Leonard J. Giblin, III
Department of Physiology/Chemistry
Ph.D., University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, 2001
M.D., University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston, 2003

Denise Haynes
B.S., University of Texas at El Paso, 1980
M.S., University of Houston-Clear Lake, 1989

Nancy Petersen
Department of Evidence-Based Practice
B.A., Rice University
M.S., University of Texas School of Public Health
Ph.D., University of Texas School of Public Health

Rahim Karim
Division of Clinics
B.Sc., University of Toronto, 1994
D.C., Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, 1998
D.A.C.R.B., American Chiropractic Rehabilitation Board, 2003
F.C.C.R.S. (C), College of Chiropractic Rehabilitation Sciences Canada, 2002
M.B.A., University of Leicester (U.K.), 2007
C.H.E., Canadian College of Health Service Executives, 2009