Donna M. Agnew

Assistant Professor
Associate Director (Glenside)

Donna Agnew joined the Arcadia faculty as assistant professor in the Department of Medical Science and Community Health in 2004 and, since 2007, serves as the Associate Director of the Physician Assistant Program for the Glenside campus. She is the pre-PA faculty advisor and is an active member of the Admissions, Accreditation and Academic Review Committees. Ms. Agnew is the co-author of the Physician Assistant Review Guide, a board review textbook published by Jones and Bartlett. Her professional achievements include peer review and presentations at the American Academy of Physician Assistant’s National Conferences in 2009 and in 2012. The titles of her presentations were “Difficult Patient Communication” and “The Misdiagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome.” Academically, her areas of interest include patient-integrated and critical thinking curricular design.

Donna holds a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Temple University and practiced for sixteen years in the departments of microbiology and hematology prior to pursuing her master’s degree in physician assistant studies at Arcadia University.

Donna is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. She maintains current clinical practice in internal medicine and was named “Best of Bucks” in the category of Physician Assistant by her patients in 2011. She is a volunteer member of the Bucks County Department of Health Medical Reserve Corps. Additionally, she is involved in the promotion and development of the PA model in South Africa. Her clinical areas of interest include infectious and autoimmune disease and connective tissue disorders.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistant Education Association
  • American Society of University Professors
  • National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions, Inc.