• Position: Director
  • Department: Physician Assistant
  • Campus Address: Health Professions 1233
  • Phone: 989-774-2337
  • Email: masse2sl@cmich.edu

Courses:

  • Summative/Capstone, Professional Issues, History and Physical Examination

Degrees and Universities
Management Development Program, Harvard University School of Education, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D., Leadership, Andrews University
M.S., Education, University of Dayton, OH
B.S., Biology, Regents College State University of New York-Albany, Albany, NY
A.S., Physician Assistant, Kettering College of Medical Arts, Kettering, OH
Diploma in Licensed Practical Nursing, Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI


Prior to joining CMU, Dr. Massey served as the program director and faculty at Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania, Misericordia University in Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in New Hampshire and Kettering College of Medical Arts in Dayton, Ohio. Dr. Massey holds a special interest in international medicine having served in the country of Haiti as a provider. Clinical experience includes family practice, emergency medicine, geriatrics, and university health... Dr. Massey enjoys outdoor sports, his children, grandchildren and relaxing with his three cats.


Publications

Published in Peer-Reviewed Journals:

2018            Lixin, L., Zhou, J., Massey, S. "Metformin: An Old Drug with New Applications:  International Journal of Molecular sciences (under review)

2017            Rizzolo, D., Massey, S., Leonard, D. "Factors that Influence a Physician Assistant/Associate Students Career Choice: An                                                        Exploratory Study of Students from the United States and United Kingdom. Journal of Physician Assistant Education

2015            Massey, S., Twombly, S., Rizzolo, D. "Integrating oral health content into physician assistant curriculum." Journal of the American 

                    Academy of Physician Assistants 28(12): 1–2.

2015             Massey, S., Holumrud, D., Hammond, J., Tipton, L., Rizzolo, D., Preston, T. "Correlation of Physician Assistant Education Association End
                     of Rotation Examinations with the Physician Assistant National Certification Examination." Journal of Physician Assistant Education 26(3):                       1–3.

2013              Massey, S., Lee, L., Young, S., Holumrud, D. "The Relationship Between Formative and Summative Examinations and PANCE Scores: A                            Multiprogram Study." Journal of Physician Assistant Education 25(1): 27–34.

2012              Goldsmith, C., Massey, S., Miller, K., Lee, L., White, S. "Effects of Synchronized Distance Education on Anxiety, Depression, and
                      Academic Achievement in First Year Doctor of Pharmacy Students in an Accelerated Curriculum." Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and                              Learning 4(4): 285–291.

2011               Massey, S., Stallman, J., Lee, L. "The Relationship Between Formative and Summative Examinations and PANCE Scores: Can the Past                                Predict the Future?" Journal of Physician Assistant Education 22(2): 23–30.

2009             Massey, S., Goldsmith, C., Miller, K., Lee, L., Moreau, T., White, S. "Effects of Synchronized Distance Education (SDE) on Academic                                    Achievement in a Physician Assistant Studies Program." Journal of Physician Assistant Education 20(2): 17–22.

2009             Massey, S., Goldsmith, C., Miller, K., Lee, L., Moreau, T., White, S., "Effects of Synchronized Distance Education (SDE) on Anxiety,                                      Depression, and Academic Achievement in a Physician Assistant Studies Program." International Journal of Instructional Technology and                        Distance Education 6(5): 1–9.

2008             Massey, S., Sedrak, M., Lee, L. "The Effects of an Interactive Learning System on PANCE Performance." Journal of Physician Assistant                                Education 19(3): 30–34.

Refereed Abstracts

2011                Massey, S., Stallman, J., Lee, L. "The Relationship Between Formative and Summative Examinations and PANCE Scores: Can the Past                               Predict the Future?" Journal of Physician Assistant Education 22(2): 18–19.

2009             Goldsmith, C., Massey, S., Lee, L. "The Effects of Synchronized Distance Education (SDE) on Anxiety, Depression and Academic                                          Achievement in a Physician Assistant Program." American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 73 (4): Article 57.

2008              Massey, S., Lee, L. "The Effects of Synchronized Distance Education (SDE) on Anxiety, Depression and Academic Achievement in a                                   Physician Assistant Program." Journal of Physician Assistant Education 19(4): 44–45.

Books:

2017                Massey, S. Labyrinth: My Winding Path Through Pain, Loss, and Addiction to a Life of Success and Fulfillment, Sacra Linguist Publishing

2010               Massey, S. and Sedrak, M. Classroom to Clinic Study System: Personal Professor for Clinical Rotations and PANCE/PANRE, FA Davis                               Company September 2017 .

   

PEER-REVIEWED PAPER PRESENTATIONS

September 2017        Massey, S. "The Relationship Between Formative and Summative Examinations and PANCE Scores." International Academy of                                           Physician Associate Educators 10th annual conference, Lexington, KY.

September 2015       Massey, S. "The Relationship Between Formative and Summative Examinations and PANCE Scores." International Academy of                                          Physician Associate Educators 8th annual conference, Pretoria, South Africa.

September 2010       Massey, S. "The Effects of an Interactive Learning System on PANCE Performance: Implications for PA Educational Programs                                              Worldwide." International Academy of Physician Associate Educators 3rd annual conference, Glasgow, Scotland.

September 2010       Massey, S., Goldsmith, C., Miller, K., Lee, L., Moreau, T., White, S. "Effects of Synchronized Distance Education (SDE) on Anxiety,                                        Depression, and Academic Achievement in a Physician Assistant Studies Program: A Multiple Year Study with Implications for PA                                      Educational Programs Worldwide." International Academy of Physician Associate Educators 3rd annual conference, Glasgow,                                            Scotland.

November 2008       Massey, S. "The Effects of an Interactive Learning System on PANCE Results." Physician Assistant Education Association Annual                                        Education Forum, Savannah, GA.

2007                           Massey, S. "The Effects of Cooperative Learning Versus Traditional Classroom Instruction on Cognitive Achievement, Critical                                              Thinking, and Attitudes toward Learning in Teams in a Physician Assistant Program." Physician Assistant Education Association                                        Annual Education Forum, Tucson, AZ.


PEER-REVIEWED POSTER PRESENTATIONS

September 2017,      Massey, S., Rizzolo, D. "Fluctuations in Stress During the Didactic and Clinical year of Health Science Programs."                                October 2016            International Association of PA Educators, Lexington, KY (2017); PAEA Annual Forum, Minneapolis, MN (2016).

September 2015       Massey, S. Rizzolo, D. "Fluctuations in Stress During First Year of Health Science Programs." International Academy of Physician                                       Associate Educators 8th Annual Conference, Pretoria, South Africa.

November 2012        Massey, S., White, S., Young, S., Martin, H., Wulff, S., Becker, R. "The Relationship Between Formative and Summative                                                          Examination and PANCE Results: Can the Past Predict the Future: A Multi-Program Study to Determine External Validity of                                                  Testing Instruments." Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Forum, Seattle, WA.

May 2012                   Lee, L., Massey, S., Silva, M., Stallman, J., Steiner, S. "Test Anxiety and Academic Achievement in Physician Assistant Education:                                          Multiple Site Study." AAPA Conference, Toronto, Canada.

November 2011        Lee, L., Massey, S., Silva, M., Stallman, J., Steiner, S. "Test Anxiety and Academic Achievement in Physician Assistant Education: a                                     Pilot Study." Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum, New Orleans, LA.

November 2011        Ahari, A., Piepmeyer, H., Lee, L., Massey, S., Walker, C. "Synchronous Distance Education in Physician Assistant Learning: a                                                 Student's Perspective." Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum, New Orleans, LA.

October 2010            Massey, S. "The Relationship Between Formative and Summative Examinations and PANCE Scores: Can the Past Predict the                                              Future?" Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum, Baltimore, MD.

July 2010                   Miller, K., Goldsmith, C. "The Effects of Synchronized Distance Education (SDE) on Anxiety, Depression, and Academic                                                         Achievement in First Year Doctor of Pharmacy Students in an Accelerated Curriculum." American Association of Colleges of                                               Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.

November 2008       Massey, S. "The Effects of Synchronized Distance Education (SDE) on Anxiety, Depression and Academic Achievement in a                                                Physician Assistant Program." Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum, Savannah, GA.


INVITED PRESENTATIONS
National Invited Workshops

November 2012        Massey, S., Wulff, S., Sedrak, M., Rizzoli, D. "Enhanced Skills for PA Faculty." Sixteen hours of individual sessions (titles provided                                      upon request). Physician Assistant Education Association Faculty Development Institute Workshop, Seattle, WA.

November 2011        Massey, S., Wulff, S., Sedrak, M. "Beyond the Basics: Enhanced Skills for PA Faculty." Sixteen hours of individual sessions (titles                                         provided upon request). Physician Assistant Education Association Faculty Development Institute Workshop, New Orleans, LA.


Institution-specific Invited Workshops

January 2018            "The Relationship Between Formative and Summative Exams and Licensure Exam Pass Rates." Central Michigan University.

December 2015        "Strategic Planning in the Provisionally Accredited PA Program." Adventist University, Orlando, FL.

December 2015        "Implementing Programmatic Assessment For ARC-PA Continuing Accreditation." Seton Hall University, Orange, NJ.

January 2015            "Strategies for Developing a Physician Assistant Program to Achieve Accreditation." North East Ohio Medical University
                                    (NEUMED).

May 2014                   "Implementing Programmatic Assessment." Ohio Dominican University. Columbus, OH.

March 2014               "Implementing Cooperative Learning into Your Curriculum." Keynote address, Mercy College, Bronx, NY.

September 2013       Comprehensive Study Skills Seminar. PACE University Physician Assistant Program. New York, NY.

June 2013                  "Intervention for Students at Risk for Failing the PANCE." University of Washington Physician Assistant Program. Seattle, WA.

June 2013                  "Implementing a Data Driven Paradigm/Identification of Academic Risk." Physician Assistant Program, Wingate University.
                                    Wingate, NC.

February 2013          "Programmatic Assessment Workshop." Visiting Professor Program, South College School of PA Studies. Knoxville, TN.

July 2012                   "Implementing Study Skills for Students and Faculty." University of the Cumberlands. Williamsburg, KY.

June 2012                  Workshop on intervention for students at risk for failing the PANCE. Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences                                           Physician Assistant Program, Boston campus.

June 2012                  "Implementing Formative and Summative Examinations and Data Driven Assessment Paradigm." Wingate University, Wingate
                                    North Carolina.

April 2012                 "Intervention for Students at Risk for Failing the PANCE." Study Skills for Success, Kettering College of Medical Arts. Kettering,
                                    OH.

June 2011                  "Implementing Formative and Summative Examinations and Data Driven Assessment Paradigm." Kettering College Of Medical                                         Arts, Dayton, OH.


Peer-reviewed Invited Podium Presentations (peer-reviewed list prior to 2003 available upon request)

March 2016               Massey, S. "Cooperative Learning with Triad Variations Guidelines." 2016 Faculty Development Annual Forum SRU

November 2015        Massey, S., Geralds, B. "Engaging With The Masses: Methods To Facilitate Active Learning In Programs With Large Class Size."                                          Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum. Washington, DC.

November 2014        Massey, S., Preston, T. "Cooperative Learning Implementation Guidelines." 2014 PASSHE Summit, Millersville University.                                                    Millersville, PA.

October 2014            Massey, S., Martin, H. "Provisional to Continuing Accreditation: Descriptive Paradigm to Analytic." Physician Assistant Education                                      Association Annual Education Forum. Philadelphia, PA.

November 2012        Massey, S., White, S. "How to Intervene When Your Advisee is at Risk for Failing the PANCE: Proven Methods for Tutoring                                                  Students at Risk." Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum. Seattle, WA.

November 2011        Massey, S., Southard, D. "Teaching Loads and Credit Hour Compliance in PA Education: A Focused Discussion." Physician                                                   Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum. New Orleans, LA.

November 2011        Massey, S., Martin, H. "Surviving the Provisional Accreditation Process: What I Wish I Had Known ─ Spotlight." Physician                                                     Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum. New Orleans, LA.

October 2010            Massey, S. "Instructive Test Self Analysis." Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Forum. Baltimore, MD.

October 2010            Massey, S. "Data Driven Paradigm – Implementing an Advanced Assessment Program." Physician Assistant Education                                                        Association Annual Education Forum. Baltimore, MD.

October 2009           Massey, S. "Learning with Style – How to Use Personal Learning Style to Enhance Your Teaching." Physician Assistant Education                                      Association Annual Education Forum. Portland, OR.

October 2008           Massey, S. "Teaching Basic Study Skills in Three Hours or Less: Yes, They Should Know it, But They Don't." Physician Assistant                                            Education Association Annual Education Forum. Savannah, GA.

October 2007            Massey, S. "Beyond Board Review: Creating an Effective System for PANCE Preparation." Physician Assistant Annual Education                                         Forum. Tucson, AZ.

November 2006       Massey, S. "Predicting NCCPA Success the KCMA Experience and Response." Physician Assistant Annual Education Forum.                                                Quebec, Canada.

March 2006              Massey, S. "The Changing Landscape of Higher PA Education: Clash of Generational and Teaching Styles." League for                                                          Innovations. Atlanta, GA.

March 2006              Massey, S. "Beyond Theory to Application: Implementing Learner Centered Methods in the Classroom." League for Innovations.                                        Atlanta, GA.

March 2006              Massey, S. "Implementing Cooperative Learning in College Science: A Qualitative Study." League for Innovations. Atlanta, GA.

November 2005       Massey, S. "Tutoring Students Who Failed the PANCE on the First Attempt: How Do You Start?" Physician Assistant Annual                                                Education Forum. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

November 2005       Massey, S. "The Changing Landscape of Higher Education: A Clash of Generational and Teaching Styles." Physician Assistant                                              Annual Education Forum. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

November 2005       Massey, S. "Predicting NCCPA Exam Success: One Program's Experience & Response." Physician Assistant Annual Education                                             Forum. San Juan, Puerto Rico.

March 2005              Massey, S. "A Clash of Generational Differences and Pedagogy." League for Innovations. New York, NY.

March 2004              Massey, S. "A Clash of Generational Differences and Pedagogy." Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education Annual                                                   Conference. Dayton, OH.

November 2004       Massey, S. "Teaching Cardiac Heart Sounds Through Technology." Ohio Academy of Physician Assistants Annual Conference.
                                    Columbus, OH.

October 2003           Massey, S. "A Clash of Generational Differences and Pedagogy." Physician Assistant Annual Education Forum. Phoenix, AZ.


WEBINARS

September–              Massey, S., Sedrak, M. "Teaching Basic Study Skills: Yes, They Should Know it, But They Don't." FA Davis Company                            October 2014             sponsored webinar.

April 2011                  Massey, S. "Submitting Paper and Poster Proposals." Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education Committee,                                          webcast.

May 2010                  Massey, S. "Demystifying the Paper and Poster Submission Process." Physician Assistant Education Association Annual Education                                     Committee, webcast.

January 2009           Massey, S. "Teaching Basic Study Skills: Yes, They Should Know it, But They Don't." Physician Assistant Education Association                                            Annual Education Forum, webcast.


FACULTY-MENTORED STUDENT RESEARCH

 2017                           Gabrick, J., Massey, S. "Cohort Demographics, Pre-Clinical Courses and PACKRAT." American Academy of Physician Assistants.                                          Las Vegas, NV.

March 2015               Cordasco, R., Swanson, K., Nordstrom, A. H., Massey, S. "Can You Handle It?: Coping and Satisfaction Among Health Sciences                                           Graduate Students." Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. Philadelphia, PA.                                             Recipient of an Eastern Regional Research Award for 2014–2015.

March 2015               Lieberman, A., Gough, K., Nordstrom, A. H., Massey, S. "I Have No Idea What I Am Doing!: Study Strategies, Coping Styles, and                                         GPA Among Graduate Students in Health Sciences." Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological                                         Association. Philadelphia, PA.

March 2015               Slack, K., Huxta, T., Nordstrom, A. H., Massey, S. "A Cross-gender Examination of Family Stress, Physical and Mental Health in                                           Graduate Students." Poster presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association. Philadelphia, PA.

May–                          Ahari, A., Piepmeyer, H., Lee, L., Massey, S., Walker, C "Synchronous Distance Education in Physician Assistant Learning: A               June 2011                    Student's Perspective." American Academy of Physician Assistants. Las Vegas, NV.

May–                          Riethle, T., Massey, S., Schnarre, M. "Faculty Perceptions of Synchronous Distance Education in Physician Assistant Learning."        June 2011                     Winner, Excellence in Research Award 2011. American Academy of Physician Assistants. Las Vegas, NV.


Published in Other Sources:

2002                           Massey, S. "The Physician Extender Program at Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Deschepelle, Haiti." Advance for Physician Assistants.

2002                           Massey, S. "A Mystic Connection." Feature article about the physician extender program at Albert Schweitzer Hospital,                                                        Deschepelle, Haiti. AAPA News 1.