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C. Richard Finley, Ed.D., PA-C, DFAAPA

C. Richard Finley

Academic Director, Physician Assistant - Ft. Lauderdale
Associate Professor, Physician Assistant - Ft. Lauderdale
Associate Program Director, Physician Assistant - Ft. Lauderdale
(954) 262-1288

Dr. Finley joined the faculty of the Physician Assistant Program in July 1996 as a Clinical Instructor, and currently holds the rank of Associate Profess.or

He began his clinical career as a physician assistant while on active duty in the United States Air Force, having graduated from the School of Heath Care Sciences at Sheppard Air Force Base with a Bachelor of Science as Physician Associate conferred by the University of Oklahoma in November 1982. He retired from the Air Force in May 1992, and worked as a Locum Tenens physician assistant until joining the faculty at Nova Southeastern University (NSU).

Dr. Finley completed a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree, with an emphasis in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, through the Distance Learning Option of the University of Nebraska, with degree conferral in April 1998; and completed a Doctor of Education in Instructional Technology and Distance Education at the Fischler College of Education of NSU, with degree conferral in December 2006.

Research Interests:

Electronic medical records and handheld computing by physician assistants in clinical practice.