Dr. Jewel Goodman Shepherd is the Associate Dean of Business Graduate Programs and an Associate Professor of Health Services Administration with an earned doctorate in Health Services Research. Dr. Shepherd is also the Internship Experience Coordinator for Health Services Administration for both the undergraduate HSAD major and graduate HSAD specialization.
My academic and professional accomplishments and experiences have been important to developing my teaching pedagogy because as an educator I must be willing to understand not only the student perspective, but also the perspective that I bring into the classroom and be willing to make accommodations. I demonstrate ambitious behaviors and model self-efficacy for my students so that there are clear expectations of success for them throughout their tenure with me in the course and beyond. I ensure there are no discrepancies between my teaching behaviors and my personal values. I am committed to placing students at the center of their learning by teaching in the manner that is best suited for their learning style and that promotes success. With an accomplished experience at the Community College level, the Undergraduate level specific to a four-year University experience and familiarity with graduate students pursuing an MPH or a Health Services Research PhD, I share the College and University’s responsibility of managing recruitment and retention by executing my role as a mentor with the same enthusiasm I exert for teaching to ensure student academic success. I see advising and mentoring as an extension of teaching and service to students to promote a cohesive learning community. My teaching interests are public health, community health, epidemiology, health services research, advanced strategic planning, advance healthcare management, health services administration and additional health-focused curriculum.
Research interests include: chronic care management, health education and promotion, behavior health surveillance, mobile health technologies, and inter-professional collaboration in the health sciences.