Healthcare Administration and Leadership Faculty and Staff

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Director, School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership; Director and Professor, Doctor of Science Program

Katie Bell, EdD, RDH joined Pacific University as a full-time faculty member in August 2010 in the School of Dental Hygiene Studies. She served as associate dean for Interprofessional Education from 2018 to 2023, and was appointed as the founding program director of the Doctor of Science Program in 2021.  In 2022, Dr. Bell was appointed as the director of the School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership.  She teaches students in the DMSc and DHSc programs.

Director, Bachelor of Health Science Program; Assistant Professor, School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership

Kevin Rogers, DHSc, MA, MHA is the director of the Pacific University Bachelor of Health Science program as well as an assistant professor in the School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership at Pacific University. Before coming to Pacific, Kevin was the associate director at the Area Health Education Center in Honolulu, a federally funded program in the John A. Burns School of Medicine. There, he provided research support on the topics of Hawai’i’s healthcare provider shortage and K-12 healthcare career education opportunities. Kevin’s past work has included research support at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland on studies primarily related to adolescent mental health.  Kevin received a bachelor of arts in international studies from Portland State University. He holds a doctor of healthcare science degree, as well as master's degrees in both counseling psychology and healthcare administration, all from Pacific University.

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Assistant Professor, Healthcare Spanish

María-José Rodríguez, MA is a native of Spain and has been teaching Spanish since 1995. María-José earned a B.A. in linguistics from the University Complutense of Madrid, Spain. She also earned a B.A. in education from the University Autonoma of Madrid, Spain. When she moved to the US, she completed a Master’s degree in Comparative International Development Education at the University of Minnesota. She has taught Spanish at the University of Minnesota, Clark College, Washington State University, and Mount Hood Community College. Prior to teaching Spanish, she worked with the Latino community in the non-profit sector with Migrant Education and the Oregon Commission on Hispanic Affairs (OCHA).

María-José has been teaching Healthcare Spanish at Pacific University for the last 11 years. She is a Certified Healthcare Interpreter and is currently doing medical interpretation at the Pacific Interprofessional Clinic.

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Program Administrator, School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership

Amber Vanzant '03, MAT '04 holds a bachelor of arts in education and learning degree (with a minor in psychology) and a master of arts in teaching degree, both from Pacific University (GO BOXERS!).  She is a former elementary teacher, having taught grades K-2 in the Hillsboro School District for ten years prior to returning to Pacific in 2018.  Amber provides operational and administrative support for the School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership.

Emily Josi
Assistant Director, Graduate and Professional Admissions and Marketing

Emily Josi has been with Pacific University since November 2015 and provides the admissions and marketing support for the School of Healthcare Administration and Leadership