Wittney Jones, PhD, MED

MHA Program Director, School of Health Sciences

Wittney Jones, PhD photo

Areas of Expertise: 

  • Healthcare management competencies
  • Interprofessional education
  • Research methodology and design


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Health Services - Healthcare Administration, Walden University
  • Master of Education, Community Health Education, University of Arkansas


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

 Research Areas of Interest:

  • Competency-based education
  • Faculty and student preparedness
  • Doctoral education in health administration
  • Online program design

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 Education, 34(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 Education, 33(4), 581-607.

 Select Professional Experience:

  • Founding Executive Director, Master of Healthcare Administration, University of Arkansas Fort Smith
  • Two decades in higher education teaching in traditional and online learning environments
  • H1N1 Private Provider Liaison, Arkansas Department of Health
  • Weight Loss Program Director/Behavioral Educator, Holt Krock Clinic
  • Educational Specialist, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care