Kecia Edwards

At the heart of my teaching is my belief that students need not only to be educated but mentored so they will appreciate the opportunities that exist during their college years and the profound affect their response to these opportunities can have on their future accomplishments.

Kecia Edwards, PhD

Program Chair

Biography

Dr. Kecia Edwards received her PhD in Health Care Administration at Capella University in March 2010. She currently serves as Program Chair for the BA and MA in Health Care Administration programs. Dr. Edwards has over 18+ years in healthcare administration working at the Medical University of South Carolina, Mayo Clinic-Jacksonville, Solantic Urgent Care, and Wakemed Healthcare Systems. Dr. Edwards has extensive experience in the following: worked strategically on improving patient flow in within a hospital setting and outpatient setting, increased patient satisfaction scores, created business pro-forma to help make decisions on mergers and acquisitions, assisted with recruiting senior clinical/non-clinical leaders, and managed 3 hospitals with 90+ providers. Professionally, Dr. Edwards has worked as Director of Operations and Compliance for a community health center, Practice Administrator for Inpatient Service Line and Pulmonology out-patient facility and Business Manager for an assisted long term care facility. She has taught Financial Management, Human Resources in Healthcare, Global Health, Introduction to Health Insurance, Managed Care, and a host of additional healthcare courses over a span of eight years. Her passion is disparities in healthcare and dismantling the gaps that exists with minority women in senior leadership. “At the heart of my teaching is my belief that students need not only to be educated but mentored so they will appreciate the opportunities that exist during their college years and the profound affect their response to these opportunities can have on their future accomplishments. Attitudes, skills and insights developed are essential to developing critical thinkers who can effectively communicate.”

Education

Degree
Doctor of Philosophy in Health Care Administration
Institution
Capella University
Degree
Master of Business Administration
Institution
Webster University
Degree
Master of Arts in Management
Institution
Webster University
Degree
Bachelor of Science
Institution
Healthcare Management

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