Faculty and Staff

Ross University has over 62 professors and directors working throughout all major disciplines at our campus.

José Gómez
Instructor, Department of Medical Foundations

Dr. José Martín Gómez is an Instructor of Anatomy in the Department of Medical Foundations at RUSM. Dr. Gómez states that teaching has always been a calling for him in whatever path of life he found himself. It is because of his passion for teaching that he sought knowledge throughout life. He strongly believes that these two concepts of learning and teaching are mutually beneficial to each other, showing that one can only teach what is learnt and this contributes to the yearning for and strengthening of knowledge.

Todd Gundrum
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Foundations

Todd Gundrum, PharmD, obtained his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy in 1995 and his Doctor of Pharmacy degree in 1997 both at the University of Toledo.  He then completed post graduate residency training in Primary Care with an emphasis in Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. Dr. Gundrum then worked in a Family Practice center and residency program. Here, his duties involved direct care of patients and the development of an education and training curriculum for the physicians, residents, and students at the program.

Maureen Hall
Professor, Medical Education

Dr. Maureen Hall has been a faculty member of Ross University School of Medicine since September 2009, primarily in the role as academic coach/facilitator with a background as a family medicine physician. Her work particularly involves small group teaching and individual academic coaching, for students in both the basic and clinical sciences, including teaching metacognitive strategies; motivational skills; test-taking, study and learning strategies; and individual student learning assessments. She has certification in the Essential Skills in Medical Education Simulation (ESME-Sim).

Hanzia Mounia 2
Director, Library Services

Mounia Hanzazi, MIS (Master of Information Systems), completed her Master’s degree at the University of Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California in 2001. Upon completing her bachelor’s degree in Library Science from the Information Science School in Rabat, Morocco in 1998, she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to pursue her master’s degree in Information Systems in the United States. She was elected International Woman of the Year at the Claremont Colleges in 2000.

Brandy Hayse
Trainer, Standardized Patients
Dr. Bryan Hayse
Associate Dean, Medical Sciences Student Affairs

Dr. C. Bryan Hayse has served as the Associate Dean, Medical Sciences Student Affairs at Ross University School of Medicine since 2015. Areas of oversight include academic advising, student-faculty mentoring, student professionalism and integrity, academic accommodations, counseling and psychological services, campus life, new and continuing student orientation, housing, and campus level financial aid, immigration, and registrar services. Throughout his career Dr.

Dr. Laurie Helgoe
Associate Professor, Department of Clinical Foundations

Laurie Helgoe, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, educator and author. She specializes in personality theory and the relationship between personality and culture. Her recent book Fragile Bully, explores the relationship between narcissism and American political and interpersonal discourse (Diversion Books, 2019). She is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Introvert Power: Why Your Inner Life Is Your Hidden Strength (Sourcebooks, 2013, 2008), which is published in seven languages. Dr.

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University Registrar
Tetiana Hliebova
Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Foundations

Tetiana Hliebova, MD, received her medical training and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Lugansk State Medical University, Ukraine in 2009. She went on to complete her residency training in Internal Medicine at the Lugansk State Regional Hospital, Ukraine in 2011. Dr. Hliebova further served in the cardio-rheumatology department at the Lugansk State Medical University, where she obtained Master of Medicine (Internal Medicine) degree, Ukraine (2009-2011). Dr. Hliebova combined practicing medicine and teaching medical students in her native country and from 2016 on the Caribbean.

Melanie Jacobson
Senior Project Manager
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Manager, Curricular & Administrative Support
Claire Joseph
Niels Larson
Professor, Department of Medical Foundations

Niels Larsen, was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Life Sciences from Aarhus University, Denmark in 1994. That was followed by two periods of postdoctoral fellowships in the USA, in the Department of Animal Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, and at Department of Animal Science, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa. The research interests during those years was to correlate the genetic maps of humans and farm animals.