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Faculty and Staff

The program has well-known and outstanding faculty members who have served and are serving in numerous leadership positions at the local, state, regional and national levels. Three faculty members have served as presidents of the local (MHIMA) and the state professional organization (THIMA). Faculty members have contributed to the knowledge of the field, with chapters in textbooks, editing textbooks, articles in professional journals, editorship of the state Legal Handbook, and are often invited to speak at national and regional conferences.

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Rebecca Reynolds, EdD, RHIA, FAHIMA
Program Director, Professor


Beth Bowman, MPA, RHIA, FAHIMA
Professor Emeritus

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Sajeesh Kumar KR, PhD
Associate Professor


Mary (Mamel) McCain, MPA, RHIA
Professor Emeritus

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Marcia Sharp, EdD, MBA, RHIA
Associate Professor

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LaTonya Wright, MEd
Academic Support Coordinator


Adjunct Faculty

The program employs several adjunct faculty members who are subject-matter experts. These professionals maintain full-time employment in the healthcare industry and have been long-time instructors in the program. The expertise that they each bring to the classroom is invaluable to the students.

Stacy Dorris, MBA, RHIA, CPHQ

Seth Johnson, MBA, RHIA

Toni Wade, BS, RHIA

Richard Warren, MHA, MT (ASCP)SH, DLM


For the best first-hand knowledge about the field, one should contact local health information professionals and visit their departments. For the name of a contact person in your area, or if you would like a visit and campus tour, please contact the Chair:

Department of Health Informatics and Information Management
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center
920 Madison Avenue
Suite 518
Memphis, Tennessee 38163

May 26, 2022