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Jessica Dolecheck
Associate Professor
School of Health Professions
SUGR 156A
318-342-5583
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Jessica Dolecheck, PhD
Associate 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.

Research Interests

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

Licensure & Certification

Certified Quality Matters Expert Content Reviewer
Quality Matters Higher Education
Expert reviewer of specific content courses related to my expertise - such as MOT courses, health studies

Certified Quality Matters Reviewer
Quality Matters Higher Education
Qualified to review online courses to determine if they meet the standards for online courses. This is updated every other year

NDTA Certified
Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association
An Intense 3 week hands-on workshop to train licensed healthcare professionals to apply advanced NDT treatment approaches to neurologically impaired patients.

Licensed Occupational Therapist in Louisiana (Retired)
Louisiana Occupational Therapy Association
license required to practice occupational therapy in Louisiana. (Retired)

Awards & Honors

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

January 2016 Certificant of Recognition - Adminstrative Fellow for the Office of Academic Affairs .

July 2015 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, 10 course(s)

FRYS 1001Freshman Year Seminar, 1 course(s)

HLST 2001HEALTHCARE ISSUES, 9 course(s)

HLST 2002HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS, 1 course(s)

HLST 3003HEALTH SCIENCE PRACTICUM I, 19 course(s)

HLST 3004RESEARCH DESIGN: HEALTHCARE, 25 course(s)

HLST 4001CULTURAL DIVERSITY: HEALTHCARE, 9 course(s)

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

HLST 4005PRINC LEADERSHIP IN HEALTHCARE, 6 course(s)

HLST 4006HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION, 12 course(s)

HPRE 5002EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE HP, 3 course(s)

HPRE 5006PRINCIPLES HEALTH PROF ED, 1 course(s)