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Pre-Health Advising

McMinnville campus students interested in pursuing careers in health professions are encouraged to work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and Academic Advising throughout their tenure at Linfield. Additionally, our talented Pre-Health Profession Advisors and Coordinators have additional expertise to help students explore and prepare for a career in various health professions. Note: you cannot declare a Pre-Health Advisor as a replacement for your faculty advisor.

Pre-Health Profession Advisors and Coordinators

Below is advisor contact information listed by health profession. If you are interested in a health profession not listed below, please speak with your faculty advisor and stop by Academic Advising for more information. All students are required to have an advisor in their major field. However, the following faculty are also available to provide supplemental advising for students considering specific pre-professional areas.

Tim Sullivan, Ph.D.
Instructional Associate, Biology
Murdock 228B


Chad Tillberg, Ph.D.
Professor, BiologyMurdock 230


John Syring, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology
Murdock 206
Veterinary Medicine
J. Christopher Gaiser, Ph.D.
Professor, Biology
Murdock 231


Occupational Therapy
Lee Bakner, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
Pioneer 118


Physician Assistant
Sarah Coste, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, HHPA
Cook Hall 116

Physical Therapy

Emily Kosderka Ph.D., ATC
Assistant Professor