Matthew Allman, MPAS, PA-C
Department Chair, and Assistant Professor
Mr. Allman earned his B.A. degree from Texas A&M and his Master of Physician Studies
from The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Mr. Allman was
most recently the medical provider at The Juilliard School, where he provided care
to some of the world?s most talented young performers. Prior to that, he worked clinically
with the hospitalist service at East Tennessee Children's Hospital in Knoxville and
spent two years with a private pediatric practice in New York City. He also spent
a year at sea as the Shipboard Director aboard ClassAfloat's tall ship S/V Concordia.
Amy Allen, EdS, MHS, PA-C
Mrs. Allen earned a Bachelor?s degree in Biology from Mars Hill College, a Bachelor?s
degree in Physician Assistant studies from East Carolina University, a Master?s of
Health Science degree from Duke University and most recently an Education Specialist
degree from Lincoln Memorial University.
Mrs. Allen has been a Physician Assistant for over 10 years with a background in family
medicine, ENT and pediatrics in rural areas. She has been in PA education for over
three years previously serving at different times as both academic coordinator and
director of clinical education at Lincoln Memorial University PA Program. Mrs. Allen
is an active member of the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants serving on the
Board or Directors, the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the Physician
Assistant Educators Association. She is also one of three House of Delegate representatives
from Tennessee to the American Academy of Physician Assistants serving in this position
for the third year.
Paul "PJ" Koltnow, MS, MSPAS, PA
As one who truly appreciates the importance of being a ?life-long learner? Mr. Koltnow
brings to the program a varied background of health care and academic experience.
After obtaining a Master?s degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of
Memphis, he began his health care career mainly treating at?risk youth with substance
abuse issues as well as serving the needs of adult psychiatric patients.
Having a strong interest and desire to pursue further medical training Mr. Koltnow
graduated from Bethel College with his MSPAS. He spent 7 years in a private pediatric
practice as well as practicing Internal Medicine for two years.
In addition, Mr. Koltnow has a B. A. in Journalism from Memphis State University and
a B. S. in Psychology from the University of Memphis. He has proudly served on the
board of the Tennessee Academy of Physician Assistants. He has also taught as adjunct
faculty at the University of Memphis and occasionally will use his Journalism skills
writing freelance articles for various local publications.
Mr. Koltnow?s research interests currently include pediatric obesity and Physician
Assistant educational issues.
Joshua Allen, Pharm.D.
Dr. Allen earned his B.S. degree in Biology Education from Mars Hill College and Doctor
of Pharmacy from Campbell University.
Dr. Allen was most recently a pharmacy manager for an independent pharmacy in Morristown
Tennessee and was a clinical affiliate for Appalachian School of Pharmacy. Also for
several years he worked as a pharmacist in home infusion and long-term care pharmacy
in Johnson City Tennessee. Prior to entering pharmacy school he taught high school
science courses in North Carolina and also worked in a chemistry lab for a large pharmaceutical
company. He is an active member of the Tennessee Pharmacists Association.
Maurice Skillern, MPAS, PA-C
Mr. Maurice Skillern is a military trained Physician Assistant and he is also a retired
United States Army Veteran who served in Iraq. He earned his Licensed Vocational Nursing
(LVN) training from Saint Phillips Community College (San Antonio, Texas), B.S. degree
from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and his Masters in Physician Assistant
Studies (MSPAS) also from University Of Nebraska Medical Center.
He brings a wealth of PA experience with clinical experience in both family practice
and orthopedics; LVN experience in clinical and home health care; and clinical management
experience from leadership positions held while serving in the military and while
working within the Veterans Administration Hospital System. He obtained the “H” skill
identifier for military training and served in various training positions to include
a position of officer-in-charge of the combat medical training program while serving
in Iraq. He also served as the subject matter expert for training and deployment of
the electronic “Post Deployment Health Assessment System” while serving in Iraq. While
he is now officially retired from the military he is still called upon by his colleges
and subordinates still serving for medical and training advice.
Mr. Skillern has demonstrated a focused commitment to leadership, leadership development,
teaching, public service and the continued advancement of quality medical healthcare.