Harding University appoints new leadership for its physician assistant program

May 26, 2020| College of Allied Health |

Mary Madill

The College of Allied Health has appointed Mary Madill program director and Amanda Diles academic director of its physician assistant program effective April 2020.

Mary Madill, associate professor, has been with the University since 2012. Before coming to Harding Madill worked in a rural primary care clinic and hospital in Arkansas.

“It was an honor to experience the mission of the Harding PA program come to life while working as a primary care PA in rural Arkansas, and it is an honor to continue advancing that same mission as the program director,” said Madill. “I have an incredible amount of gratitude for those who lead the development of PA education and practice in Arkansas.”

Madill received her Master of Science in physician assistant studies from Harding University. She previously served as the academic director, a position now filled by Amanda Diles. Madill fills the role previously held by Dr. Michael Murphy who is retiring in July.

Amanda Diles

Amanda Diles, associate professor, has been with the University since 2014. Before coming to Harding she worked in primary care. Diles received her Master of Science in physician assistant studies and a Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in health care management from Harding University.

Harding’s College of Allied Health offers high quality educational programs in some of the most dynamic and fastest growing fields in the healthcare industry including pre-athletic training, exercise science, communication sciences and disorders, physician assistant studies, speech pathology, pre-audiology and physical therapy. For more information regarding College of Allied Health news and programs, visit harding.edu/alliedhealth or call 501-279-5299.

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