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Jessica Dolecheck
Professor
School of Allied Health
SUGR 156
318-342-5583
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Jessica Dolecheck, PhD
Professor, Health Studies
Health Studies Program Coordinator

Education

Ph D

2005, Occupational Therapy
Nova Southeastern University

MA

1996, Occupational Therapy
Texas Woman's University

BS

1990, Occupational Therapy
Louisiana State University Medical Center

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Dolecheck earned her Ph.D in Occupational Therapy from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale in 2005.  She has been teaching at ULM since 1995 in undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Dolecheck was instrumental in integrating Evidence-Base Practice in undergraduate curricula and designing a new, original Health Studies undergraduate program both on-campus and online. She also coordinates and teaches in the doctoral concentration Health Professions Education under the EdD Curriculum and Instruction program at ULM.  Her research interests include quantitative and qualitative research in healthcare regarding mother-child social interactions, EBP, appreciative advising for student success, & Health Science Program Development.

Licensure & Certification

Certified Quality Matters Expert Content Reviewer, Quality Matters Higher Education. (November 3 2010 - Present)
Certified Quality Matters Reviewer, Quality Matters Higher Education. (November 2010 - Present)
NDTA Certified, Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association. (June 14 1993 - Present)
Licensed Occupational Therapist in Louisiana (Retired), Louisiana Occupational Therapy Association. (August 1990 - 2006)

Research Interests

Appreciative Advising; Health Professions Program Development, Assessment & Outcomes & Soft Skills development in students.

Recent Publications

Griswold, P., Dolecheck, J. (2020). Career Readiness in the 21st Century. McLean, VA: American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science.
Roberts, J., Wohleber, M., Dolecheck, J. Development of an Assessment Tool for Athletic Training Students' Perceptions of Mentorship in Evidence-Based Practice. Athletic Training Education Journal.
Dolecheck, J., Griswold, P. (2019). Realize the Value in Soft Skills in Healthcare: Featured Article/Cover. Healthcare Business Monthly.
Roberts, J., Dolecheck, J. (2019). Mentorship and Evidence-based Practice with Athletic Trainer Preceptors: An Overview. ULM Monroe Louisiana: Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion.
Boudreaux, J., Dolecheck, J. (2020). Assessment of High School Coaches’ Knowledge Retention of Sport-Related Concussions. Journal of Research Issues in Contemporary Education..
Boudreaux, J., Dolecheck, J. (2019). The Effect of an Online Education Program on Knowledge Retention for High School Football Coaches. ULM Monroe Louisiana: Online Journal of Interprofessional Health Promotion.
Boudreaux, J., Dolecheck, J. D. (2019). Concussion Education Programs for High School Football Coaches. An Overview. Journal of Public Health Issues and Practices; doi: http://dx.doi.org/jphip/2019/136..
Dolecheck, J. (2018). ULM Faculty Presents at the Assessment Institute. Monroe: The Ouachita Citizen Newspaper.
Dolecheck, J. (2018). Soft Skills for Workplace Success. Indianapolis: Assessment Institute in Indianapolis Resource Manual.
HIll, K., Theodos, K., Dolecheck (contributing author), J. (2018). Implementation of an Electronic Portfolio at the University Level with a Unique Interdisciplinary Approach. AOTA Conference Proceedings.
Dolecheck, J., Griswold, P. (2014). Advising Strategies Employed in an Undergraduate Online Health Studies Program. Minnesota: Annual Conference on Distant Teaching and Learning Confernece.
Dolecheck, J. (1999). The Preacher Story in LOTA Newsletter. Baton Rouge:
Dolecheck, J. The Importance of Playful Interactions with Mothers and Their Children - newstar. Monroe:
Dolecheck, J. Self-Care, What to Expect with your Toddler in News-Star. Monroe:
Dolecheck, J. (2011). Challenges of Developing Three Health Studies Online Accelerated Courses. Madison, Wisconsiin: Annual Confernece Distant Teaching & Learning.
Dolecheck, J. (1997). A Clinical Experience Based on the OA Model- in chapter 19 of Occupational Therapy: Enabling Function and Well- Being.
Dolecheck, J. (1998). Occupational Adaptation - A conceptual Model - chapter 7.
Dolecheck, J. (1999). The Extent Dynamic Standing Endurance is Affected when CVA subjects perform meaningful activties rather than nonmeaningful (pp. 40 -54). Occupational Therapy Journal of Research - refereed journal.
Tommerdahl, A. R., Griswold, P. L., Dolecheck, J. (2011). Challenges of developing three health studies online accelerated courses. Madison, Wisconsin: 27th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning Conference Proceedings & Resources.

Research Grants

Dolecheck, J. (Co-Principal), "Screening for Life" (Funded), Sponsored By Blue Cross Blue Shield, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $97,000 for 3 years. (January 2019 - 2022).
Dolecheck, J. (Principal), "Cultivating Interpersonal Soft Skills: An Innovative Professional Business Luncheon for Health Science Students" (Funded), Sponsored By Academic Innovation Center, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $3,010.00. (January 16 2018 - May 31 2018).
Dolecheck, J. (Principal), Griswold, P. (Co-Principal), "A Marketing Plan for Health Science Online Undergraduate and Graduate Programs at ULM" (Not Funded), Sponsored By Board of Regents, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $20,000. (2015).
Dolecheck, J. (Principal), "Enhancing the Health Studies Curricula through Electronic Health Record" (), Sponsored By ULM STAP, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $26,000 - this was partially funded. (2014 - 2015).

Awards & Honors

May 2019 Certificate of Recognition - ULM Mentorship Program.

February 2019 2019 Nomination for the Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching at ULM.

August 2016 Service Recognition Award for 20 years of Service to ULM.

January 2016 Certificate of Recognition - Administrative Fellow for the Office of Academic Affairs .

July 2015 - 2018 2015 -2018 Recipient of the Mayme and Tom Scott Endowed Professorship in Teaching Excellence.

November 2014 2015 National Best Value Online Degree - Health Studies Marketing/Managment by OnlineU.

September 2013 ULM Hawkeye Major Spotlight: Health Studies Gives Students Options.

August 2009 Teacher of the Week - KED Radio.

July 2009 MyULM: Faculty Recognition.

2007 Dolecheck -Featured in The News Star, ULM Preparing to Offer Health Studies Degree Courses.

2007 Dolecheck - Featured in The Magazine of the University of Lousiana at Monroe, A New Program in Health Studies Helps Students fill a Growing Need.

May 1997 Most Organized Teacher - Occupational Therapy Class of 1997.

December 1996 Generator Award - Occupational Therapy Associate Student Association.

November 1996 Ace Award - Total commitment and Continuing Excellence to the Quality Supervision of Mid-South OTAs.

November 1996 Certificate of Appreciation for Giving Quality Care - MidSouth Rehab.

November 1996 "Attitude: I Can Make A Difference" Recognition Award by Mid-South Rehab.

May 1996 Most Outstanding Teacher -Occupational Therapy Class 1995.

Courses Taught

AHSC 2000MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY, 28 course(s)

FRYS 1001Freshman Year Seminar, 1 course(s)

HLST 2001HEALTHCARE ISSUES, 11 course(s)

HLST 2002HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS, 2 course(s)

HLST 3001HEALTHCARE ETHICS, 1 course(s)

HLST 3003HEALTH SCIENCE PRACTICUM I, 24 course(s)

HLST 3004RESEARCH DESIGN: HEALTHCARE, 38 course(s)

HLST 3005PROF IN HEALTHCARE, 4 course(s)

HLST 4001CULTURAL DIVERSITY: HEALTHCARE, 12 course(s)

HLST 4003Hlth Sci Pract II, 1 course(s)

HLST 4005PRINC LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE, 8 course(s)

HLST 4006HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION, 21 course(s)

HLST 4009CULTURAL DIVERSITY, 3 course(s)

HPRE 5002EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE HP, 5 course(s)

HPRE 5006PRINCIPLES HEALTH PROF ED, 2 course(s)