College of Health and Behavioral Sciences New Faculty Fall 2013/2014

 Natalie BenafieldNatalie Benafield, Clinical Instructor I in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders received the MS degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and the Au.D from A. T. Still University.  Dr. Benafield comes to UCA from Arkansas Children’s Hospital where she served as a licensed Audiologist.

Candace Robinson Candice Robinson, Clinical Instructor I in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders earned the BS and MS degrees in Speech-Language Pathology from UCA.  Candice comes to UCA with nine years experience as a full-time therapist targeting the pediatric population aged birth-12th grade.

Rachel schell Rachel Schell, Clinical Instructor in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences received the BS degree in Interior Design and the MS degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from UCA.  This past year Rachel served the department as a part-time instructor and also taught courses in Interior Design at the University of Arkansas Community College in Morrilton, AR.

Tracineliff Traci Eliff, Clinical Instructor I in the Department of Nursing earned the BSN degree from Arkansas Tech University and the MSN degree from Case Western Reserve University.  Traci comes to UCA from a cardiology practice in Fort Smith, AR where she served as an advanced practice nurse with experience in women’s health, primary care and cardiology.

quinnKelly Quinn, Clinical Instructor I in the Department of Nursing earned the BSN and MSN degrees from UCA. Kelly has served the Department of Nursing since 2011 as a part-time instructor teaching courses in Leadership and Management of Resources in Nursing and Caring for Children and Their Families.

cathcartDarla Cathcart, Instructor I in the Department of Physical Therapy received the BS degree in Biology, the MPT and DPT degrees in Physical Therapy from Louisiana State University. Residency-trained in Women’s Health through Duke University Medical Center, Darla obtained the Women’s Health Specialist (WCS) through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. Darla comes to UCA from Shreveport, LA where she served as the Program Coordinator of  Women’s Health Physical Rehabilitation.

Shcraigerrye Craig, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy received the MD degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Craig comes to UCA from Central Arkansas Pediatrics where she practices on a part-time basis.

charltonVeda Charlton, Clinical Instructor I in the Department of Psychology and Counseling earned the BS degree in Psychology and the MS degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Utah State University. Recently Veda has served as Assistant Director for Disability Support Service here at UCA. She has also taught on a part-time basis for the Department of Psychology and Counseling since 2008.

mcneirLisa McNeir, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling received the BSE degree, the MA and PhD degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Arkansas-Fayetteville. Dr. McNeir has served UCA as a part-time instructor in the Department of Psychology and Counseling since 2006.