J. Utley, Ph.D.

Dissertation Committee Adjunct,
Department of Healthcare

Dr. Utley is a certified athletic trainer (ATC) who is licensed in the State of Texas (LAT), an Interprofessional Education Consultant, and a leader in higher education with over 20 years of administrative experience in health professions education. She recently designed a Master of Health Science program to expand the role of the athletic trainer on the interprofessional healthcare team by offering advanced coursework in healthcare informatics, teaching & learning and executive healthcare leadership. In a consulting role, Dr. Utley is instrumental in guiding Colleges and Universities in developing and launching their IPE strategic plans. She is an international scholar, publishing and presenting on her work in IPE field. Her research agenda includes examining the effectiveness of IPE across systems in higher education to create behavioral change in practicing clinicians. Dr. Utley believes in educating graduates to be change-agents of healthcare, to lead interprofessional patient-centered care teams that are population focused, cost-effective and foster personal and professional well being.

Education

  • Doctorate in Experimental Psychology
    DePaul University
  • Master's in Exercise Physiology
    Northeastern Illinois University
  • Bachelor's in Athletic Training/ Psychology
    Mankato State University

Research Interests

Program Affiliations

Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Doctor of Education

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of a wide range of curriculum development and instructional methods that can improve teaching and learning in diverse educational settings.

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Ed.D. in Instructional Technology Doctor of Education

This customizable degree is designed to help you advance your understanding of methods of instructional technology for a wide range of educational settings. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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Ed.D. in Leadership Doctor of Education

The Doctor of Education in Leadership program is designed to help you advance your leadership and research skills within your chosen discipline, whatever that may be. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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Ed.D. in Nursing Education Doctor of Education

The Doctorate in Nursing Education is for master’s degree nurses who want to help address the growing need for more RNs in today’s ever-expanding healthcare system. The American College of Education Ed.D in Nursing Education program is a fully online curriculum to prepare nurses as educators in either an academic or professional development setting. The program uses a unique interdisciplinary approach to focus on the science of teaching and learning. Students will engage in scholarly research to support their dissertation while developing the competencies to create and evaluate curriculum, develop effective teaching strategies, use innovative technology to promote learning and much more as they prepare to educate the next generation of nurses.

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Ed.D. in Public Health Education Doctor of Education

The customizable Doctorate in Public Health Education is designed for healthcare educators and professionals who wish to address public health issues through education in local, national and international communities at the post-master’s level.

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Ed.D. in Second Language Instruction Doctor of Education

The Doctorate of Education in Second Language Instruction is designed for professionals with a master’s degree who wish to advance their second language instruction skills and knowledge at the post-master’s level. Through a tailored approach to the dissertation process, you can complete the program in as little as three years.

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