The faculty at Han University is knowledgeable in the skills required of didactic education and the day-to-day realities of clinical work. Our faculty come from a variety of educational backgrounds and clinical experiences. Many of the faculty have been teaching for more than a decade. In the classroom, this experience allows for an eclectic presentation of the myriad aspects of the many facets of Asian medicines. Many of the didactic faculty also supervise in the school’s community clinic, thus allowing for better integration between didactic principles and clinical reality.

Nancy Aton, N.M.D., has been in practice for 17 years. She graduated from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1981. Nancy has a private practice specializing in Ob/Gyn, Nutrition, Menopause, Preventive Medicine, and life-style counseling and has taught at HUTM for 11 years

Julie Armstrong, MSOM, L.Ac., graduated from Dongguk University in 2012. She has extensive education and experience in the field of Biomedical Engineering. She is in private practice is Tucson and has taught at HUTM for 2 years

Nathan Anderson, M.Ac.O.M., L.Ac., graduated from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and has a B.A. in Psychology from John Hopkins University. Nathan has worked at Alhambra Medical University, Dongguk University, Samra University of Oriental Medicine, and the Southern California University – School of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture. He is in private practice in Tucson and has taught at HUTM for 2 years.

Chiu-An (Julian) Chang, D.O., L.Ac., Dipl. Ac./CH (NCCAOM), is an Osteopathic Physician and was a barefoot doctor in Jiang Xi Province, China. He was certified in acupuncture by the Hong Kong Acupuncture and Moxibustion Association, Hong Kong. He is currently in private practice in family medicine and TCM in Tucson. He is the current Academic Dean and has taught at HUTM for 2 years.

Melinda H. Connor, D.D., Ph.D., AMP, FAM, Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, California Coast University, Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Humanities and Social Science, Harvard University, Cambridge. CEO, National Foundation for Energy Healing.  President, Earthsongs Holistic Health, Marana, AZ. Melinda has been teaching at HUTM for two years.

Tony Della Croce, MAOM, Cert. Tuina, graduated from the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2015. He is a martial arts practitioner and instructor with North American Tang Shou Tao Association. He has taught at HUTM for 2 years.

Dorsett Edmunds, M.A., P.T., graduated from Columbia University in 1970 with a Masters in Education and returned to Hahnemann Medical College to graduate in 1984 with a Post Graduate Certificate in Physical Therapy. She currently works at University Medical Center in Tucson. She has taught at HUTM for 9 years.

Angelica Gomez, M.P.H., M.A.O.M., L.Ac., is a graduate of the Asian Institute. She is involved in research and is Patient Coordinator at the University of Arizona. She is in private practice in Tucson and has taught at HUTM for 6 years.

Alex Holland, M.Ac., L.Ac., graduated from the Northwest Institute of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NIAOM) in 1985 and did clinical training in Chongqing, China, in 1985. He was the Academic Dean of NIAOM from 1992 to 1996 and is currently the President and co-founder of Han University. Alex has taught extensively and at HUTM for 13 years and is the author of Voices of Qi—An Introductory Guide to Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Robert Hudson, M.Ac., L.Ac. graduated from the San Francisco College of Oriental and has been in practice for 19 years. He is trained in the martial arts and his Chinese medicine specialty is neuromusculoskeletal and trauma medicine. He has taught as HUTM for 2 years.

Doug Johnson, M.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac, (NCCAOM), graduated from the Traditional Acupuncture Institute in 1987. Doug has taught 5 Element Acupuncture extensively in both clinical and academic settings. He is currently in private practice in Tucson and is the Clinic Dean. Doug has been teaching at HUTM for 13 years.

Don Lightner, L.Ac. graduate from the Arizona School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in 2000 and is currently in private practice in Tucson. Don has studied Chinese calligraphy, is an ordained monk in the Diamond Sangha Zen lineage and is a certified instructor in the Urasenke tradition of Tea. He has worked at HUTM for 3 years.

Qing Liu, BTCM (China), L.Ac., graduated from the Nanjing Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1982. Formerly she was a physician at the Nantong TCM Hospital, China, and Physician and Supervisor at the Yangzhou University Medical Center in China. She is in private practice in Tucson. She has been teaching at HUTM for 2 years.

Jenny Providence, BA, MAOM, L.Ac., graduated in Biology from Cornell College and from the Arizona School of Acupuncture in 2016. She has been teaching western sciences since 1996. She is an exercise physiologist with a focus on nutrition. She is currently co-owner of Wildcat Cross0Fit in Tucson. She has taught at HUTM for 2 years.

Linda Joy Stone, M.S., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), graduated from South Baylor University in 1989 and did post-graduate work at the Beijing Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Linda is currently in private practice in Tucson specializing in women’s health and psycho-spiritual disorders. She also works at the Student Health Center at the University of Arizona. She is the developer of ‘Acuphoria’ and ‘Akashic Acupuncture’ and is a co-founder of HUTM. She has been a clinic Supervisor for 13 years.

Jamie Szybala, MSTCM, L.Ac., graduated from the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in 2011. She has worked in integrative clinical settings for cancer therapy and is currently in private practice in Tucson. She has worked at HUTM for 2 years.


Visiting Faculty from China

Wang, Young Yan 王永炎
Professor Wang graduated from Beijing Chinese Medicine University in 1962. He is very famous with his specialties in internal medicine and neurology in the field of Chinese Medicine. He is also the current honorary president of China Chinese Medicine Scientific Research Center with special government monetary support; and is the editor and author of twelve books in Chinese Medicine, including the Clinical Manual in Internal Chinese Medicine. Professor Wang had nearly 50 years of experience in practice, teaching and research in Chinese Medicine. His research mainly focuses on the clinical applications of Chinese herbal medicine in treating wind-stroke and Alzheimer patients. Since 1990 through his research and clinical observations in ischemic wind-stroke, professor Wang provides his unique understanding in the causes of the disease, differential diagnosis and methodology in rehabilitation for recovery. Professor Wang has also made valuable contributions in the research and development of creating new herbal medicines in treating wind-stroke and Alzheimer patients. He has created more than ten different patent herbal formulas. His endeavor in Chinese Medicine has great impact in the practice of Chinese Medicine in modern China.

Wand, Zi Hong 王之虹
Professor Wang, Zi Hong, is a well-known Tuina specialist and a member of the China National Research Department. He is a graduate and the current President of Changchun Chinese Medicine University. Professor Wang is the Vice President of the China National Acupuncture Association and the Vice President of the World Chinese Medicine Education Organization. Professor Wang has also written many higher education textbooks that are currently used in many chinese medicine universities in China, including Tuina Techniques and Tuina Treatments.