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Faculty & Staff

Ginger Boles, MS, PA-C
Program Director

Ms. Boles is a resident of Putnam County, West Virginia. She majored in Medical Science, graduating with her BS in 1991 from Alderson-Broaddus College. She received her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2006 and has practiced in the fields of surgery, emergency medicine and psychiatry. Ms. Boles has been involved with PA education previously, having been a clinical coordinator, director of another program, and founder of a residency program for PAs in mental health. In addition to her duties as program director, she looks forward to teaching in the program. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.


Stephen L. Wilson, MD, DABS, MBA, FACS
Medical Director

Dr. Wilson serves as medical director for Marshall’s PA program, and is an associate professor of surgery at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine and a board-certified general surgeon. He specializes in performing endoscopies as well as general, vascular, minimally invasive hernia, gastro-intestinal, trauma, robotic and critical care surgeries. Dr. Wilson earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, followed by residencies at Indiana University in Bloomington and Marshall University. He has served on faculty at the Marshall School of Medicine since 2008.


Denise Chambers, MS, PA-C
Principal Faculty
Clinical Skills Director

Ms. Chambers is a resident of Scott Depot, West Virginia. She majored in Medical Science, graduating with her BS in 1989 from Alderson-Broaddus College, and received her master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies in 2006. Ms. Chambers has practiced in surgery and family medicine, and has served the residents of Huntington as a primary care provider for more than 20 years. In addition to her roles as faculty and clinical skills director for Marshall’s Physician Assistant program, Ms. Chambers serves as director of clinical skills for Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and the youth group of her church, River Ridge.


K. Dean Wright, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA
Clinical Coordinator

Mr. Wright is a 1980 graduate of the Physician Assistant Program at Alderson-Broaddus College and received his Master in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in 2019. He completed the Norwalk Hospital/Yale University School of Medicine Physician Assistant Surgical Residency Program in 1981 and has practiced for 38 years in West Virginia in the fields of general, plastic, cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. Mr. Wright is well known in the PA community having been active in the WVAPA, AAPA, and serving on the West Virginia Board of Medicine. A resident of Huntington for the past 25 years with his wife and their six children, he is excited about the development of the PA program at Marshall University.


Benjamin Spurlock, MS, PA-C
Principal Faculty

Mr. Spurlock attended Marshall University where he received bachelor degrees in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology. He received his master’s degree from the Marietta College Physician Assistant program in 2013 when he cultivated an interest in becoming an educator. Mr. Spurlock has practiced in Kentucky as an emergency room physician assistant since graduating. Over the last several years, he has enjoyed precepting PA and medical students as well as giving lectures on emergency medicine topics to local EMS companies. With this next step in his career, Mr. Spurlock looks forward to using his over-caffeinated enthusiasm and dry wit to help impart a foundation of knowledge to the next generation of medical professionals.


Diana R. Maue
Program Manager

Ms. Maue is a 1992 graduate of West Virginia Wesleyan College and is a resident of Cabell County, West Virginia with her husband and two sons. She served Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine Biomedical Research from 2005 until her recent role with her new PA family. Ms. Maue brings a wealth of experience to Marshall’s new PA program in the areas of communication, relationship development, proofreading, event planning, recruitment, website development, and student-related affairs. When not working or spending time with her family, Ms. Maue enjoys swimming, traveling, movies, and interacting with fun-loving, but intellectually appealing, people.


Kimberly Brooks
Administrative Assistant

Ms. Brooks is a proud graduate of Marshall University where she received a bachelor’s degree in Accounting. Prior to joining the Physician Assistant program, she has had several roles, including working in the Alumni Relations Office for Marshall University. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, shopping and traveling.