Joyce Mac Kinnon is Professor and Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs. She received her B.A. in Zoology from Ohio Wesleyan University, her M.P.T. from the U.S. Army- Baylor University program, and her Ed.D. from North Carolina State University. She recently completed a graduate certificate in Bioethics, Department of Philosophy, IUPUI. She holds an appointment as a visiting professor at the Central University of Technology in Bloemfontein, South Africa.
Her current research interests are focused on bioethics with her most recent publication in this area a book chapter co-authored with A. Comer on the influence of culture, values and faith in end-of-life decisions in Healthcare Ethics for Healthcare Professionals.
As Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, Mac Kinnon provides leadership to the Office of Student Engagement and Success (OSES). The purpose of the Office is to support student success from inquiry to graduation by attracting, retaining, and graduating students prepared for leadership in their chosen professions. The Office does this by:
• Educating and guiding students on pathways to meet career and academic goals
• Engaging in innovative and proactive advising and best practices leading to student success
• Facilitating and strengthening our academic and community partnerships to promote student success
• Removing barriers to progress and successful outcomes for students
• Creating a learner-centric environment