Executive MBA Healthcare Management Program
Dr. Paula E. Anthony
Vice President and Chief Information Officer, ETMC Regional Healthcare System
Course Taught in the EMBA Program: MANA 5361 Introduction to the American Healthcare System
Paula Anthony is the vice president and chief information officer for ETMC Regional Healthcare System, a $2 billion integrated health delivery system headquartered in Tyler, Texas. She is responsible for the planning, acquisition, operation, support and security of information systems and telecommunications services for all ETMC businesses and facilities. In 2011, Paula also assumed the role of CEO of HealthFirst, ETMC's $20 million health benefits solutions subsidiary, which serves over 50,000 member lives across Texas.
Prior to joining ETMC, Paula spent 10 years with Ernst & Young responsible for the firm's Southwest Health Care Information Technology practice. She has also worked for healthcare information systems vendors in various capacities. Paula has a BA from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, an MBA from Case Western Reserve University in Ohio and a PhD in human resource development from The University of Texas at Tyler.
Paula is a Fellow with the American College of Healthcare Executives, serves on the board of directors for the Healthcare Information Systems Executive Association, and recently completed a term on the board of directors for the American Hospital Association's Solutions Division. This year, she was appointed to the Texas Health Services Authority board of directors by Gov. Greg Abbott. She is also an active member of both the College of Health Information Management Executives and the Health Information and Management Systems Society.
Previously, Paula served on the board of directors for the state's Emerging Technology Fund Regional Center for Commercialization and Innovation, and participated on the High Tech Task Force of the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. In 2009, Paula was asked to testify before the Department of Health and Human Services on her recommendations related to the implementation of electronic health records in rural and community hospitals.
Dr. Stephen C. Bushardt
Course Taught in the EMBA Program: MANA 5320 Organizational Behavior
Stephen Bushardt has served on the faculty of a university for over 38 years as department chairman, graduate director and as a professor. In addition to being a professor of management at The University of Texas at Tyler for the past six years, he is a professor emeritus of management at the University of Southern Mississippi.
Stephen has published over 75 manuscripts, many of which have addressed issues within the healthcare field. He has been an active consultant in the healthcare industry, working with physicians, hospitals and health clinics with a focus on enhancing organizational effectiveness.
He currently teaches in the Online AP and Executive MBA Healthcare Management Program at UT Tyler. His teaching and research have focused on organizational behavior with emphasis on critical thinking communication, motivation, leadership and organizational effectiveness. During his career, he has received awards in teaching as well as in research. His current research interest is on organizational culture and career development issues.
Mr. Carroll Rogé
Course Taught in the EMBA Program: MARK 5320 Advanced Marketing Fundamentals
Carroll Rogé is vice president of marketing and planning for the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System. He is responsible for the marketing outreach of the 12-hospital organizations and helps uphold its mission of improving quality of life in East Texas.
ETMC operates and promotes nearly 40 clinics, a regional network of rehab and wellness facilities and home health serving 40 counties. The system operates the regions only designated Level I trauma center, a large multi-county ambulance system and three Air 1 emergency helicopters.
In his marketing role, Rogé plans and implements efforts to promote ETMC medical services. In his planning role, he gathers and analyzes data to help the executive leadership team plan for the future.
Rogé received his MBA from UT Tyler, where he has taught as an adjunct lecturer since 2001. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has served previously as a retail marketing director and a technical writer. He is very involved in the community and has served as board president of Leadership Tyler.
Dr. Kerri Camp
Course Taught in the EMBA Program: MARK 5370 Healthcare Marketing in Contemporary Society
Kerri Camp has over seven years of industry experience in healthcare administration, marketing consulting for healthcare organizations and has served on multiple healthcare organization boards. She is a faculty associate in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and was the keynote speaker for ACHE East Texas chapter in September 2016 on Creating Value in the Patient Experience—Applying the Drivers of Consumer Satisfaction and Loyalty. She is a coauthor of a healthcare textbook scheduled to be released in summer 2017, Healthcare Marketing—Strategies for Creating Value in the Patient Experience.
Kerri earned her PhD from Texas Tech University, an MBA from Golden Gate University and her BBA from Texas A&M University. Her primary research focus is healthcare management issues, and she has published in the Journal of Retail and Consumer Services, Family Business Review, and Journal of Applied Management and Entrepreneurship, among others. She has been an invited columnist for The Daily Sentinel, a media consultant for local CBS and NBC news, and a guest speaker for numerous state and local organizations.
Dr. Sherry Jackson
Course Taught in the EMBA Program: MANA 5305 Decision Making in Operations Management
Sherry Avery Jackson is an associate professor of management at The University of Texas at Tyler, where she teaches in the areas of operations management and management science. Currently she is teaching in the online MBA programs.
Her research interests include quality management, sustainability, and social capital within the context of buyer supplier relationships.
She graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a master of accounting degree and the University of Texas at Arlington with a PhD in operations management.
She has taught at The University of Texas at Tyler, University of Texas at Arlington, Baptist University, Oklahoma State University, and the University of Oklahoma. Before she entered academia, she was a senior manager in the service industry.
She loves to camp, swim, read and play with her 10 grandchildren.