Wittney Jones, PHD Health Services - Healthcare Administration

Interim Dean, School of Health Sciences; HA Program Director; Associate Professor

Whittney Jones photo

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Student and faculty preparedness
  • Doctoral level programs in health administration
  • Backwards design
  • Online learning
  • Competency-based education

Education:

  • PHD Walden University, Minneapolis, MN
  • MEd University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

Dissertation:

  • Health Care Administration Faculty Perceptions on Competency Education, Graduate Preparedness, and Employer Competency Expectations

 Research Areas of Interest:

  • Student and faculty preparedness
  • Doctoral level programs in health administration
  • Backwards design
  • Online learning
  • Competency-based education

Certifications and/or Licenses:

  • CITI Certification

Select Publications:

  • Shanderson, L., & Jones, W. (2019, April). Innovation in an online program. Center for IPE Newsletter. University of Toronto.
  • McGowan, M. M., Jones, W., & Lohin, J. R. (2017). Putting together the proper pieces: An exercise in examining the picture of governing board diversity. Journal of Health Administration Education34(2), 345-356.
  • Jones, W., Jorissen, S., & Bewley, L. (2016). Attitudes and expectations of graduate healthcare management faculty on using a competency-based approach. Journal of Health Administration Education33(4), 581-607.
  • Numerous presentations and posters at national/international conferences (i.e., AUPHA, Collaborating Across Borders, WSCUC ARC)

 Select Professional Experience:

  • Arkansas Department of Health, H1N! Private Provider Liaison (2009-2010)
  • Holt Krock Clinic, Program Director/Behavioral Educator (1989-1990)
  • Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, Educational Media Coordinator (1988-1989)
  • Teaching Experience:
  • Northcentral University - various MHA and DHA courses, content expert, dissertation committee member (2017-Present)
  • University of Arkansas Fort Smith (UAFS) - various undergraduate allied health courses; content expert, certified Blackboard course designer (2003-2015)
  • The CPR Center - Lead instructor (2012-2015)

Memberships/Leadership

  • Various leadership positions as volunteer in school, community, church
  • American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
  • Sooner Chapter ACHE
  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)