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Washington Adventist University Welcomes New Employees

Story by Washington Adventist University Staff

Washington Adventist University recently welcomed the following new employees.

Everett Wiles, Vice President for Integrated Marketing and Communication

  • MA in Communication from NYIT
  • More than 25 years experience in media and media management
  • Award winning producer and director
  • More than 20 years experience in higher education
  • Former General Manager of NCU Media Group at Northern Caribbean University in Jamaica
  • Former Department Chair of Communication Studies at Northern Caribbean University
  • Former Professor at Andrews University (Mich.)
  • Produced “3AM: Morning is Coming” series for Hope Channel International with approximately 100,000 views per episode on YouTube

Alicia Barksdale, Director of Music Therapy

  • Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University (Mass.)
  • Taught at Howard Community College and Towson University
  • Governor appointee on the Maryland State Board of Examiners for Audiologists, Hearing-Aid Dispensers, Speech Language Pathologists and Music Therapists
  • Specialized Training and Certified in Neurological Music Therapy Techniques
  • Developed and implemented music therapy programs for students in non-public special education schools and taught in Maryland public schools as a choral and general music educator
  • Published author in journals and textbooks



Simonique Dietz
Advancement Service Specialist

  • BA in Journalism and Digital Media from Edinboro University
  • More than 15 years serving the Seventh-day Adventist Church as a Canvasser Program Coordinator and Recruiter for the Review and Herald
  • Worked as a Photographer for the NBA
  • Worked as a Journalist and Videographer for the Erie Reader in Erie, PA
  • Worked as a Digital Producer for Erie News Now in Erie, PA
  • Worked on many fundraising campaigns for various Adventist churches and organizations

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