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Carla Stebbins

Senior Lecturer
Health Systems Administration Program
Institute of Health Sciences and Technology
Program Director

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Carla Stebbins

Senior Lecturer
Health Systems Administration Program
Institute of Health Sciences and Technology
Program Director

Education

BA, University of Northern Iowa; MHA, Des Moines University; Ph.D., Iowa State University

Bio

Before joining RIT in 2016, Dr. Stebbins worked in various staff, faculty and administrative roles for over twenty years in higher education at Des Moines University. Most recently, Carla served as the program director of Master of Health Care Administration (MHA) program at Des Moines University. She led the program to achieve specialized accreditation with the Commission on Accreditation Healthcare Management Education (CAHME). Later that year, Dr. Stebbins was named a CAHME Fellow.

Dr. Stebbins is a qualified administrator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® and an experienced facilitator of FLEX Care™: A training program to expand communication skills using personality type. She facilitates training to both clinical and non-clinical students and serves as a faculty for the Iowa Chronic Care Consortium’s Clinical Health Coach program providing Flex Care™ and leadership training to practicing health care professionals around the country. Carla earned the Master Practitioner credential through the Association of Psychological Type-International (APTi) along with Ethical Standards for the Practical Use of Type certification in 2016.

Carla serves on several committees for national associations serving health care administration education. In addition, she has actively served on a number college and university committees regarding accreditation; learning and outcomes assessment; and, program development. Her research interests surround empathy and the physician—patient relationship, student engagement/satisfaction, program evaluation and learning assessment.

Dr. Stebbins teaches in the area of marketing and management and currently oversees the programs capstone experience. She supports content on a variety of leadership topics to members of the university and college community; specifically, in the areas of interpersonal communication and relationship building, change management, team building, etc.

Carla’s students consistently comment on her accessibility, willingness to provide responsive feedback that was understandable and helpful.” One student shared that “…she was open, friendly and provided feedback that was constructive and pushed me to try harder.”

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Currently Teaching

HLTH-706
3 Credits
This is the first of three courses in the HSA, MS program that require students to be on campus. These “immersion” courses will be scheduled over a long weekend and will entail full days on campus as well as pre- and post-course work completed online. The concept is to immerse students in a series of experiences to support their development as high function managers and leaders within the health care industry. This course provides a detailed examination of the core principles of management as well as characteristics and disciplines that are required by persons holding management and leadership roles in health care delivery organizations.
HLTH-797
3 Credits
This course serves as a culminating experience in which students are expected to apply knowledge gained from their graduate experience to the real field of health care administration. The fundamental goal is to facilitate the research and development of a critical and creative recommendation to a problem or opportunity. Students will work under the guidance of a practicing health care administrator and the course faculty to develop a well researched, effectively written paper. This final course serves as a turning point for the student—from education to professional practice.
HLTH-740
3 Credits
Highly trained clinical and administrative professionals drive the nature of work in health care. The purpose of this course is to provide students the opportunity to study leadership theory as it is applied in health care organizations. Leadership theories and applications geared toward professionals working in health service organizations will be emphasized. Students will learn to apply leadership theories via case studies and issue analysis of their active work environments.

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