Faculty/Staff Directory

Melissa Jordan - Doctoral Degree in Health Services (DHSc)

Assistant Professor
Health Services Administration

Phone: 478-471-2048
Website: http://mga.smartcatalogiq.com/2017-2018/Undergraduate-Catalog/Programs/School-of-Health-Sciences/Department-of-Health-Services-Administration/Health-Services-Administration-B-S

Locations:
  • Macon Campus - Jones Building - Room 264
    Phone: 478-471-2048
Office Hours: Monday (Cochran Campus Only during Hybrid Class) 12:00-1:00pm
Monday (Macon Campus Only during Hybrid Class) 12:00-1:00pm
Tusedays 11:30am-2:00pm
Thursdays 12:00pm-4:00pm

*All others by appointment only.
Biography: Dr. Jordan has several years of experience in healthcare, business administration, and education. Dr. Jordan has over 27 years in the field of healthcare alone. She has held several positions at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany Georgia. To name a few, she is a Registered Respiratory Therapist working with premature infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She was also an active member working on the Neonatal Transport Ambulance Team transporting sick infants across southwest Georgia.

Dr. Jordan’s last position at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital was Director of Health Education for the Network of Trust Teen Pregnancy Program. Her role included educating pregnant and/or parenting teen mothers in middle and high schools, located in six different counties in southwest Georgia.
Currently, Dr. Jordan serves as an Assistant Professor at Middle Georgia State University,
School of Health Science Health Care Administration Department. She has published several
scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented research studies at several major
conferences across Georgia and the U.S.
Dr. Jordan’s Education:
1. Associate Degree in Respiratory Therapy, Del Mar Community College, Corpus Christi, TX (1991).
2. Bachelor Degree in Education, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA. (2001).
3. Master Degree in Healthcare Administration, Troy State University, Dothan, Alabama (2002).
4. Master Degree in Education, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA. (2003).
5. Doctorate in Health Science, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (2006).
6. She will complete her Second Doctorate Degree from Valdosta State University this Summer 2018
majoring in Adult Education.
Dr. Jordan recently celebrated her 25th anniversary with her husband and they are the proud parents of two grown children.

She lives by a quote from Dr. Seuss...
“Unless someone like you cares an awful lot, nothing is going to get done. It’s not.”
Courses: HLSA 3000-Research Methods in Health Care
HLSA 3100: Leadership in Health Care
HLSA 3310: American Health Care System
HLSA 3320: Health Care Management
HLSA 3360: Quality Management in Health Care
HLSA 3380: Communication in Health CAre
HLSA 4425: Ambulatory Care
HLSA 4435: Managed Care
HLSA 4470: Design and Management in Health Care
HLSA 4480: Financial Management in Health Care
Education: Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia
Adult Education (EdD) *Candidate
*All But Dissertation (ABD) Expected Date of Completion (2018)

Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Doctorate In Health Science, Health Services, DHSc (2006)

Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia
Master in Education Adult Education MSED (2003)

Troy State University
Troy, Alabama
Master in Management Concentration: Healthcare Administration MSM (2002)

Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia
Bachelor in Education BSED (2001)

Del Mar Community College
Corpus Christi, Texas
Associate in Applied Science Respiratory Therapy, AAS (1991)

Del Mar Community College
Corpus Christi, Texas
Certificate in Applied Science Respiratory Therapy (1990)
Professional Experience: MIDDLE GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY 100 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY
MACON, GEORGIA 31206
School of Health Sciences, Health Care Administration Program
Assistant Professor (2016-Present) - Online and Face-To-Face Instruction. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions and supervise students' fieldwork, and research work. Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as children's literature, learning and development, and reading instruction. Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers and prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts. Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media. Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues and advice students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues. Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
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ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY
504 College Drive, Albany, Georgia
College of Business, Healthcare Administration Program
Assistant Professor (2010-2015) - Online and Face-To-Face Instruction. Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions and supervise students' fieldwork, and research work. Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences. Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as children's literature, leaCOLUMBUS TECHNICAL COLLEGE
928 Manchester Hwy.
Columbus, Georgia 31904
College of Health Sciences, Health Science Program
Instructor (2015-2016) - Responsible for classroom, laboratory and clinical instruction along with preparation of lesson plans for classroom, lab, and the clinical setting. Evaluation of student progress in attaining goals and objectives; attend staff development training, workshops, seminars, and conferences, and ensure all safety and security requirements are met in trainings. Additional Duties include maintaining program certification requirements, as appropriate, preparing and maintaining all required documentation and administrative reports, advisory committee meetings and attending staff development training, workshops, seminars and conferences.
Professional Affiliations: National Board of Respiratory Care, Lifetime Member, (NBRC)
Member of The Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated, National Headquarters Washington, D.C. (2014).
Organizations: CERTIFICATIONS:
Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) License # 2418, Expiration 1/1/2019
Georgia Composite Medical Board, Atlanta Georgia
Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification (2015)
Awards and Honors: “Excellence in Teaching Award.” National National Society of Leadership and Success, May, 202017 (WINNER)

Nomination Spring 2018:
“Excellence in Teaching Award.” Middle Georgia State University
“Excellence in Service Award.” Middle Georgia State University
Publications: 1. Akella, Devi and Jordan, Melissa (2014) "Impact of Social and Cultural Factors on Teenage Pregnancy," Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice: Vol. 8 : Iss. 1 , Article 3.

2. Akella, D., Johnson, S., Jordan, M. (Dec/2013). Reflections from the Classroom: An Autoethnographical Case Study.” Journal of Case Research.

3. Elimimian, J., Jordan, M. (Sept/2013). Applied Marketing Science: Using Forensic Science of Nuclear and Mitochondrial DNA to Determine Consumer Buying Behavior. International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science.

4. Akella, D., Jordan, M. (Sept/2012). CASE STUDY: The Difficult Boss. Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies (JIACS).

5. Elimimian, J., Jordan, M., Elimimian, C. (Jan/2012). The economics of direct-to-consumer advertising, in an era of increasing cost of health care, in the U.S. Southwestern Journal of Economics. Vol., XL, No. II, 39-48.

5. Akella, D., Johnson, S., and Jordan, M. (Dec/2011). Mirror, mirror, on the wall...self-evaluation of the instructor, cultural responsive teaching. Journal of Multicultural Education.

CONFERENCES PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE:

1. Jordan, M. (2018). Interprofessional Collaboration. April 25, 2018, Macon, Georgia.
CONFERENCE: Interprofessional Health Care Conference. Middle Georgia State University, Nursng Department. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Dr. Melissa Jordan

2. Akella, D., Johnson, S., Jordan, M. (2013) Reflections from the classroom: An auto ethnographical case study.
CONFERENCE: Southeast Case Research Annual Conference 2013 (SECRA). February 21- 23, 2013 Myrtle Beach, SC

3. Akella, D., Jordan, M. (2012). Hostile workplace: The jealous boss.
CONFERENCE: Eastern Academy of Management (EAM) the CASE Association’s concurrent 49th annual conference. May 9-12, 2012 at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

4. Elimimian, J., Jordan, M., & Edevbie, N. (2011) "Developmental Program Evaluation: A Case Study of Learning Community Project at Albany State University."
CONFERERNCE: Southwestern Social Science Association, & Southwestern Economic Association, Manuscript #4029, Manchester, Grand Hyatt; San Diego, CA. April 4 - 7, 2012

5. Akella, D., Johnson, S., and Jordan, M. (12/2011). Mirror, mirror, on the wall...self-evaluation of the instructor, cultural responsive teaching.
CONFERERNCE: Southern Management Association (SMA) Meeting, November 9-12, 2011 at the Hyatt Regency in Savannah, Georgia.


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