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.


  • 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