About PBA

Speakers Bureau & Experts Guide

The Palm Beach Atlantic University (PBA) Speaker and Expert Guide is a tool to help local and national journalists create more compelling stories by identifying and connecting with University faculty members. In addition, the guide helps churches and program chairmen of civic and educational organizations to find interesting and informed speakers.
When using this guide, please keep in mind that faculty are on campus according to an academic calendar; you’re not likely to find them during Christmas or spring breaks, for example (check the university calendar for additional information). In addition, students and classes are uppermost in the minds of faculty members, and they may not be immediately available.

To arrange an interview with one of the experts and for general information about PBA, please feel free to contact me directly:

Becky Peeling, APR
Assoc. V.P. for University Relations & Marketing
Phone: (561) 803-2018 or (561) 801-3301


Find an expert by subject:



Adolescents: Emery Twoey

Adult education: Emery Twoey

African American religious history: Terriel Byrd

Allied health professional: Marile Santamarina

American foreign policy: John Calhoun

American government: John Calhoun

Apologetics: Paul Copan

Art Education: Jim Craft


  • Painting, Ceramics and Clay Sculpture: Jim Craft



Bats: Maurice Thomas

Biblical multiculturalism and racial reconciliation: Terriel ByrdRandy RichardsNathan Lane, Ryan Gladwin

Biblical studies: Bernard Cueto, Karelynne Ayayo, Nathan Lane, Paul Copan, Randy Richards, Victor CopanNathan Maxwell, Kathy Maxwell, Zach Cole, Justin Hardin 

Biology: Maurice Thomas, Peggy VanArman, Ray Waldner

British literature: Susan Jones

Business: Joe Eassa Jr.


Cardiology: Yasmin Grace

Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy: Jay Jackson

Church and urbanization issues: Terriel Byrd

Church ministry and leadership: Jonathan Grenz, Randy Richards, Terriel ByrdBernard Cueto

Christian/Church Art History: Jim Craft

Communication: Charles Lester, Tom St. Antoine, Stephanie Bennett

Critical Care: Erenie Guirguis

C.S. Lewis: Samuel Joeckel


Drug Delivery System: Adwoa Nornoo


Ecology: Tom Chesnes

Economics: Cora BarnhartLinda Raeder

Endocrinology: Marile Santamarina, Amy Henneman

Education: Emery Twoey

English: Kathleen Anderson, Samuel Joeckel, Susan Jones, Beate Rodewald

Estuaries: Tom Chesnes

Ethics: Paul Copan, Craig Hanson

Evangelism: Paul Copan, Gerald Wright, Mike Griffin



Family Medicine: Curt Carlson

Film: Alex Wainer

Fishing: Maurice Thomas, Ray Waldner

Florida literature: Susan Jones

Food and agriculture politics: Wes Jamison



Healthy Lifestyles: Jim Mitroka, Marile Santamarina

Herbal/Complementary alternative medicine: Dana Brown


Home-schooling: Beth Hallquist, Donald McCulloch

Humanities: Wes Borucki, Linda Raeder

Hypertension/Heart Failure: Marile Santamarina



Immunization/Vaccines: Elias Chahine, Marile Santamarina

Infectious Diseases: Elias Chahine

Internal Medicine: Erenie Guirguis, Mara Poulakos

Islam: Paul Copan, Gerald WrightMike Griffin



Jane Austen: Kathleen Anderson, Susan Jones

Jazz: Roget Pontbriand



Language: Maria Perez-Rivera

Latin America:

Leadership: Craig Domeck, Jim Laub

Literature (Victorian): Kathleen Anderson



Management: Jim Laub

Marriage and family issues: Donald McCulloch, Henry Virkler

Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in America: Terriel Byrd


Medication therapy management: Sheri ArndtJacintha CauffieldAmy HennemanMarile Santamarina, Mariette Sourial, Christine Yocum

Medieval and Renaissance literature: Susan Jones

Men's Health: Dana Brown

Ministry leadership and practice: Jonathan Grenz, Randy Richards, Terriel ByrdVictor CopanBernard Cueto

Missions/cross-cultural ministry: Gerald WrightVictor CopanTerriel ByrdMike GriffinRyan Gladwin






Parenteral Nutrition: Jay Jackson

Parties and elections: John Calhoun

Personalized medicine: Jim Mitroka, Jay Jackson

Pharmacy: Sheri Arndt

Pharmacy Law/Regulatory Affairs: Carlos Torrado

Pharmacology: Harm Maarsingh

Philosophy: Paul CopanCraig Hanson

Physical Education K12: Denise Breitkreuz

Political Science:

Political theory: Linda Raeder

Popular culture: Alex Wainer

Preaching: Bernard CuetoTerriel Byrd

Prescription assistance: Amy Henneman

Psychology: Donald McCullochHenry Virkler


Relationship issues: Donald McCulloch

Religion and culture: Terriel ByrdPaul CopanRyan GladwinRandy Richards

Religion and race: Terriel ByrdRyan Gladwin

Research: David Compton

Residency Training: Amy Henneman

Resilience in leaders: Craig Domeck

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Dana Brown


Science and religion: Tom Chesnes

Shakespeare: Susan Jones

Social Ethics: Ryan Gladwin

Spain (literature and culture): Maria Perez-Rivera

Spanish Pharmacy: Marile Santamarina

Speech/communications: Tom St. Antoine

Sports medicine: Tyler Hamilton

Spiritual formation: Victor CopanTerriel Byrd

Stress and Health: Jamie Fairclough

Study Abroad: Randy RichardsJonathan Grenz

Sustainability: Tom Chesnes


Theology: Paul CopanRyan Gladwin


Victorian literature: Kathleen Anderson


Women's studies: Kathleen Anderson


Youth ministry/student ministries: Jonathan Grenz