Dr. Tianzhi Yang received her B.S. in Pharmacy and M.S. in Pharmaceutics from Shenyang Pharmaceutical University in 1999, and earned her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Peking University Health Sciences Center in 2002 in Beijing, China.
After completing a postdoctoral fellowship at Texas Tech University School of Pharmacy, she joined Nova Southeastern University College of Pharmacy in Florida as an Assistant Professor. While establishing an on-line pharmacy calculation course, Dr. Yang taught pharmaceutics and pharmaceutics lab.
Dr. Yang has a strong research background in noninvasive delivery of macromolecular drugs as well as drug delivery across the blood brain barrier. She has published 17 peer-reviewed research papers and presented 16 abstracts at national meetings. Dr. Yang joined Husson University School of Pharmacy in April 2009. She brings broad knowledge and experiences on basic pharmaceutical sciences and her current research interest focuses on nasal delivery of various drugs for the treatment of brain diseases.
I enjoy interacting with students and conveying my passion and knowledge of the pharmaceutical sciences to my students. As a teacher, I will constantly endeavor to stimulate students' critical thinking and self learning skills.
John was born and raised in the coal region of northeastern Pennsylvania. He moved to Maine in 1989 from Cambridge, Massachusetts, where he worked as a clinician at The Cambridge Hospital. For twenty years prior to arriving at Husson, John was clinical supervisor for the Penobscot Nation Counseling Services and adjunct assistant professor in counselor education at the University of Maine. John completed his doctorate in counselor education at the University of Maine, and also holds a master’s degree in philosophy from Fordham University and masters in counseling psychology from Slippery Rock State University. He taught philosophy at Loyola University in Baltimore for several years and trained in both pastoral ministry and theology. John is also a certified yoga instructor who both practices and teaches locally. John is currently serving in a leadership position for the Maine Counseling Association. In addition to being a counselor educator, John enjoys a variety of outdoor activities during all seasons.
I really enjoy both teaching and sharing my experience with students who are entering the career of professional counseling. Counselors have such a wonderful opportunity to facilitate both personal and social transformation n on many levels. I really identify with the American Counseling Associations 20-20 Vision Statement definition of counseling that states: “Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, and career goals”. “Empowerment” is a value that I believe should be woven into the vocation of counseling in whatever setting it is practiced.