Dr. Stebbins teaches in the area of marketing and management and currently oversees the programs capstone experience. She supports content on a variety of leadership topics to members of the university and college community; specifically, in the areas of interpersonal communication and relationship building, change management, team building, etc.
Before joining RIT in 2016, Dr. Stebbins worked in various staff, faculty and administrative roles for over twenty years at Des Moines University. Most recently, Carla served as the program director of DMUs Master of Health Care Administration (MHA) program. She led the program to achieve specialized accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) in 2015. Later that year, Dr. Stebbins was named a CAHME Fellow.
Dr. Stebbins is a qualified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator(R) and an experienced facilitator of FLEX Care: Health care communication skills using personality type (TM). She facilitates training to both clinical and non-clinical students and serves as a faculty for the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium’s Clinical Health Coach program providing Flex Care (TM) and leadership training to practicing health care professionals around the country. Carla earned the Master Practitioner credential through the Association of Psychological Type-International (APTi) along with Ethical Standards for the Practical Use of Type certification in 2016.
Carla serves on several committees for national associations serving health care administration education. In addition, she has actively served on a number college and university committees regarding accreditation; learning and outcomes assessment; and, program development. Her research interests surround empathy and the physician—patient relationship, student engagement/satisfaction, program evaluation and learning assessment.