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Dr. Melissa Jordan - RRT, DHSc, EdD

Dr. Melissa Jordan

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Services

Phone: 478-471-2844
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 - PSC Building - Room 364
    Phone: 478-471-2844
Office Hours: *By appointment.
Biography: Dr. Melissa Jordan has over 30 years of experience in healthcare, business administration, and education. She has held several positions at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital in Albany, Georgia as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and Educational Coordinator of a School Nurse Health Program. Dr. Jordan has worked as a high school instructor and college professor at Terrell County Middle/High School in Dawson, Georgia, Troy State University in Dothan, Alabama, Columbus Technical College in Columbus, Georgia, Albany State University in Albany, Georgia , and currently Middle Georgia State University in Macon, Georgia.

Dr. Jordan's research interest includes topics on Quality Management, Organizational Behavior, Leadership Issues, Healthcare Organizations, Healthcare Disparities, Teen Pregnancy, and Adult and Career Education. Published peer-reviewed academic journals include but are not limited to the Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice (JHDRP), Journal of Case Research (JCR), International Journal of Liberal Arts and Social Science (IJLASS), International Academy for Case Studies(JIACS) , and the Journal of Multicultural Education (JME).

Dr. Jordan has also presented her research studies at several major conferences which include but are not limited to the Southeast Case Research Annual Conference (SECRA), Eastern Academy of Management (EAM), and the Southern Management Association (SMA).

Dr. Jordan recently earned her second doctoral degree from Valdosta State University in Valdosta Georgia in 2019. She earned a Doctor of Education (EdD) degree and her dissertation is titled, "The Lived Experiences of African American Female Completers and Exiters of an Undergraduate Health Care Program While Attending a Historically Black College and University."

Dr. Jordan enjoys community service, running, and spending time with her family. She is also a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
Courses: HS 1003: Perspectives in Wellness
HS 2000: Medical Terminology
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 4100: Human Resource Management in Health Care
HLSA 4200: Independent Study
HLSA 4425: Ambulatory Care
HLSA 4435: Managed Care
HLSA 4450: Applied Learning Experience
HLSA 4470: Design and Management in Health Care
HLSA 4480: Financial Management in Health Care
Education: Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia
Doctorate in Education, Adult and Career Education, Training and Development (2019) EdD

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

Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia
Master in Education Adult and Career Education, Training and Development, (2003) MSED

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

Valdosta State University
Valdosta, Georgia
Bachelor in Education, Adult and Career Education, Technical, Trade, and Industrial (2001) BSED

Del Mar Community College
Corpus Christi, Texas
Associate in Applied Science, Respiratory Therapy, (1993) AAS

Del Mar Community College
Corpus Christi, Texas
Certificate in Applied Science, Respiratory Therapy (1992) CRTT
CV: MIDDLE GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY
100 UNIVERSITY PARKWAY
MACON, GEORGIA 31206
School of Business, Health Care Administration Program
Assistant Professor (2016-Present)

COLUMBUS TECHNICAL COLLEGE
928 Manchester Hwy.
Columbus, Georgia 31904
College of Health Sciences, Health Science Program
Adjunct Instructor (2015-2016)

ALBANY STATE UNIVERSITY
504 College Drive
Albany, Georgia
College of Business, Healthcare Administration Program
Assistant Professor (2010-2015)

TROY UNIVERSITY
321 Williams Jr. Street
Albany, Georgia
College of Business Management, Graduate Healthcare Administration Program
Adjunct Professor (Jan. 2008-Sept. 2009)

TERRELL COUNTY MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL
201 Greenwave Blvd.
Dawson, Georgia
Vocational Education Department
Health Occupations Instructor (Jun. 2007- Jun. 2009)
Professional Experience: PHOEBE PUTNEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
417 W. 3RD Ave.
Albany, Georgia
Network of Trust Adolescent School Nurse Health Program
Community Health Educator (Sept. 1999-Aug. 2010)

PHOEBE PUTNEY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
NEONATAL INTENSIVE CARE UNIT (NICU)
417 W. 3RD Ave.
Albany, Georgia
Registered Respiratory Therapist (Jan. 1994-Jan. 1999)

DALLAS MEDICAL CENTER (formally known as RHD Medical Center)
7 Medical Parkway
Farmers Branch, Texas
Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (1992-1994)
Professional Affiliations: National Board of Respiratory Care, Lifetime Member, (NBRC)
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Chicago, IL
Organizations: Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT), Respiratory Care Professional (RCP) Georgia Composite Medical Board, Atlanta Georgia.
Awards and Honors: AWARDED
"Extraordinary Blood Program Partner, American Red Cross, Given by Ms. Gail McGovern, President and CEO of the
American Red Cross. May 2020

NOMINATED
“Excellence in Teaching Award,” Middle Georgia State University, 2018-2019

NOMINATED
“Excellence in Teaching Award,” Middle Georgia State University, 2017-2018
“Excellence in Service Award,” Middle Georgia State University, 2017-2018

AWARDED
“University System of Georgia Chancellor’s Learning Scholar,” Middle Georgia State University, 2018-2020

AWARDED
“Excellence in Teaching Award,” Sigma Alpha Pi, The National Society of Leadership and Success, May 5, 2017
Publications: Selected Publications:

BOOK CHAPTERS:
Jordan, M. (2022). Equitable higher education opportunities and TILT Strategies. In D. Akella (Ed.), Integrating Transparency in Learning and Teaching (TILT): An Effective Tool for Providing Equitable Opportunity in Higher Education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-9549-7

OPEN EDUCATION RESOURCE TEXTBOOK:
Hamilton, W., Howell, D., & Jordan, M. (2021). Navigating challenges and coordinating care: An introduction to the fundamentals of healthcare administration. University of North Georgia Press. Dahlonega, GA

Jordan, M. (2019). A methodological consideration and methodological design suitable to examine teenage pregnancy. In D. Akella (Ed.), Socio-Cultural influences on teenage pregnancy and contemporary prevention measures. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-6108-8.ch002

CAMPUS NEWSPAPER MEDIA CONTRIBUTION:
Jordan, M. (2019, October 23). Promoting health, fitness this fall. The Statement, pp. 4. Retrieved from https://mgaeditor.wixsite.com/studentmedia/post/the-statement-vol-8-issue-4-1

PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS:
Howell, D, Hamilton, W., Jordan, M. (Apr/2022). Improving student success in higher education using an interactive and adaptive approach. Journal of Health Administration Education. Ms. No. JHAE-D-21-00029R1.

Akella, D., Jordan, M. (Spring 2015). Impact of social and cultural factors on teenage pregnancy. Journal of Health Disparities Research and Practice. Volume 8, Issue 1, pp. 41 – 62.

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

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

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.

DIGITAL SCHOLARSHIP
Jordan, M. "The Lived Experiences of African American Female Completers and Exiters of an Undergraduate Health Care Program While Attending a Historically Black College and University." Ed.D. diss., Valdosta State University, 2019. https://hdl.handle.net/10428/3939.


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