Wittney Jones, Ph.D., has assumed the position of Interim Dean for the School of Health Sciences at Northcentral University. She was initially hired as the Program Director for the MHA program and subsequently the DHA program. Before joining NCU, she was the Executive Director of the fully online Master of Science in Healthcare Administration program, housed in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Arkansas Fort Smith (UAFS) in September 2015. The program is the first master’s offering at the university. She was an adjunct faculty member at UAFS for 12 years, developing and teaching allied health courses for the traditional classroom as well as the online learning environment. She received her bachelor and master’s degrees in community health education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 1986 and 1988, respectively. She received her doctorate from Walden University in healthcare administration in 2015. Her research interests focus on the preparedness of students and faculty.
Dr. Jones began her involvement in healthcare as an Educational Media Specialist for the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care, and then served as the Program Director/Behavioral Educator of a weight loss program for a local medical clinic. During the H1N1 pandemic in 2009-2010, she was responsible for overseeing the distribution of the H1N1 vaccine to private providers throughout the state for the Arkansas Department of Health. Prior to accepting the executive director position, she served as lead BLS instructor at The CPR Center in Fort Smith for three years. She is actively involved in the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Her leadership experiences are not only in higher education and healthcare, but include various positions as a volunteer.
Dr. Jones embraces the core value of excellence and is passionate about helping others succeed. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, spending most of her adult life in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She now resides just north of Tulsa, Oklahoma.