Meet the Admissions Staff LMU-DCOM Admissions Staff


Jonathan Leo, PhD, Associate Dean of Students
Associate Professor of Neuroanatomy

Janette Martin, Director of Admissions

Patricia (Pat) Peace, Director of Financial Services

Amy Arnold, Assistant Director of Financial Services

Robin Lamb, Admissions Assistant

Bob Jackson, Shuttle Driver

Dr. Jonathan Leo received his BA from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. In 1995, he received his PhD in anatomy from the University of Iowa where he studied the effect of drugs on the developing brain. He then became an assistant professor of anatomy at the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific at Western University of the Health Sciences (WUHS). During his nine-year tenure he taught gross anatomy, physiology and neuroscience in numerous programs, including the medical, physician assistant, physical therapy, pharmacy and nursing programs. In the medical school, he also served as the course director for both Medical Neuroscience and the Head and Neck section of Gross Anatomy. Dr. Leo won several teaching awards during his stay at WUHS.

In 2004, he became assistant dean of student affairs at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Bradenton, Fla. He also taught anatomy and served as a facilitator in the problem-based learning curriculum.

He has written chapters on neurophysiology and neuropharmacology for several leading medical textbooks. He has also been published in several scientific journals.

For the past ten years Dr. Leo has served as a Kaplan Board Review Lecturer for the COMLEX and USMLE exams, in which capacity he has lectured at many of the osteopathic colleges. He is also a co-author of the Kaplan Anatomy Review textbook.

Patricia (Pat) Peace is a 1972 graduate of Lincoln Memorial University with a BS in accounting. Following graduation she began working as director of financial aid at LMU and continued in that capacity until January 1993, when she accepted the position of director of financial aid at Pellissippi State Technical Community College in Knoxville, Tenn. She retired from Pellissippi in June 2006, and came back to Harrogate and LMU. She was appointed director of financial services for LMU-DCOM in August 2006.

During her 35 years in financial aid, Pat has conducted hundreds of financial aid workshops for students and parents throughout East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky. This has been one of the most rewarding parts of her jobs because parents and students going through the financial aid process for the first time are often lost and are so appreciative of the information and assistance they receive. Pat has been a member of the Tennessee Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators for 35 years, during which time she has held various offices and has been a presenter for numerous conferences sessions. She has served on the TSAC Advisory Board and on the TSAC Lottery Scholarship Advisory Board.

Over the years, Pat has seen momumental changes in financial aid and is amazed at the number of programs and amount of money available to student today. When asked what she enjoys most about her job, her reply is always "seeing a student walk across the stage at commencement, knowing the financial struggle the student had gone through and knowing that what I did made a difference."

Janette Martin moved to Harrogate from Wichita, Kansas. Janette worked in social service for over 30 years in the Wichiate area, where she received her undergraduate degree in Human Resource Management from Friends University. She managed a reintegration facility for juvenile offenders for 15 years and spent the other 15 years working with children and adults with developmental disabilities. Her community volunteer work included being a volunteer conservator through the Kansas Guardianship Program, volunteering with the Teen Heartline, a suicide prevention service for young people, and countless hours of volunteer service with the Special Olympics. Janette received her master's in education degree concentrating on counseling from LMU in December 2010.

Amy Arnold is a two time graduate from Lincoln Memorial University.  In May 2011, Amy received her Master of Business Administration degree with a concentration in finance. Prior to that, in 1995, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration, concentration in management.  After graduation from LMU she worked at England, Inc., in Tazewell, Tenn., in the production scheduling department for seven years.  Amy then assumed a position with King Business Solutions, in New Tazewell, Tenn., as the Purchasing/Inventory Control Agent.  After working there for six years, she accepted a position at LMU-DCOM as the Admissions Coordinator in October 2008, but has since become the Assistant Director of Financial Services.

Robin Lamb is no stranger to LMU, having worked at the University for more than 14 years. In that time Robin has worked in undergraduate Student Affairs, University Advancement, J. Frank White Academy, Graduate Studies and the School of Business before joining the LMU-DCOM admissions staff in 2008.  Robin is married with one daughter, and calls becoming a mom the greatest moment of her life. Robin is currently working on her BBA with a CIS concentration and has served on the LMU Staff Senate for two years.

LMU-DCOM Admissions Office
phone: 1.800.325.0900 ext. 7090
fax: 423.869.7172