Tammy Cleary, Psy.D.
Cleary is a lifelong resident of Orange County. She attended Villa Park High School and then Saddleback Community College before becoming a registered nurse. She attended Cal State Fullerton for her undergraduate degree, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Cleary completed her postgraduate education at Argosy University, earning a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology. She completed internships at Kern County Mental Health, Harbor View House, and Kedren Acute Psychiatric Hospital.
Cleary is a member of the American Academy of Pain Management, the Orange County Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association (APA), and the APA’s Division of Health Psychology. She also has staff privileges at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana, California.
Russell Duke, Ph.D.
School of Theology, APU
Duke began his career by teaching Bible and music at the high school level for four years. He then became a pastor to a congregation in Topeka, Kansas, before working in church administration for the Worldwide Church of God (WCG). After pastoring in Missouri for six years, Russell moved to the university classroom, teaching music, communication, and theology courses at Azusa Pacific University. He has coordinated an educational center for WCG youth, taught an array of general studies courses, and served on the General Studies Council.
Aja Lesh, PhD
Dean and Professor, School of Nursing, APU
Faculty, School of Nursing, APU
Grace Moorefield, PhD
Chair, Undergraduate Program; Assistant Professor
School of Nursing, APU
Moorefield has been serving the APU community since 2001. Moorefield has served in Southern California for the entirety of her career in a variety of hospital, outpatient, home care, and other community settings. As a clinical nurse specialist in psychiatric-mental health care, she has provided individual and family counseling, as well as consultation, program development, and educational services, to many. Her passion is in the provision of God-honoring holistic health care services to the human community and in inspiring our new generation of nurses to do likewise.
Sheryl Tyson, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC
Professor, School of Nursing, APU
Tyson is a professor for the graduate department in the School of Nursing, and the associate dean of research and faculty development. She is an ANCC board-certified child and adolescent psychiatric clinical nurse specialist. Clinical work with hospitalized children and adolescents who were victims of or exposed to family violence led to two lines of research inquiry: the mental health effects of family violence and prevention of violence victimization among at-risk women and high-risk youth.
Tyson continues to follow these two lines of inquiry. She has participated in multidisciplinary prevention research with community-based high-risk youth, and through the support of the National Institute of Nursing Research investigated the complexities of partner violence victimization risk factors among young adult African-American women.
Current research projects include further development of culturally congruent partner violence preventive interventions, and an investigation of the intergenerational transmission of preventive parenting skills.
Lynn Woods, PhD
Faculty, School of Nursing, APU