Kitty Hernlen

Program Director

Kitty Hernlen

Program Director

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Undergraduate Health Professions


Kitty Hernlen is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Health Services program.She has been with the AU for 18 years. She has been a respiratory therapist for 34 years. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from Augusta University in 1991, her MBA from Brenau University in 1996 and is currently pursuing an Ed.D. at Augusta University. Her educational interests are online education, flipped classroom management and technology in education. Her research focus is asthma and Indoor Air Quality in schools. She involved in the community, particularly with the Augusta Area Asthma Camp, where she has served as the camp director for the past six years, and providing education about asthma to parents, teachers, and school nurses.

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  • MBA, Business Admin and Mgmt, Gener Brenau University, 1996

  • BBA, Business Admin and Mgmt, Gener Augusta State University, 1991


  • NBRC National Board for Resp Care, 1989

  • RCP Comp State Board Med Examiners, 1987

  • RSP Comp State Board Med Examiners, 1987

Awards & Honors

  • Outstanding Faculty Member for College of Allied Health Science 2016 Augusta University Faculty Senate, 2016

  • Fellow 2014-2015 CAHS Dean’s Leadership Fellowship , 2015

  • IAQ Collaborative Design Challenge School District Award EPA, 2011

  • MCG Chapter Alpha Eta Alpha Eta Society, 2007

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BSHS 4210

    Capstone Project
  • BSHS 4200

    Health Marketing Commercializa
  • BSHS 4150

    Health Economics
  • BSHS 3100

    Seminar in Health Services
  • CAHS 3660

    US Healthcare Delivery System

Teaching Interests

Online education, flipped class management and technology in education


Selected Recent Publications

  • A Comparison of Exam Questions Categorized by Level of Critical Thinking in a Traditional and Flipped Classroom, 2017
  • The Doctor Says Its Asthma- Can We Keep Our Pets? , 2017
  • “Dad the Coach Won’t Let Me Play!” , 2015
    Magazine/Trade Publication
  • An Evaluation of the Peak Performance USA Asthma Education Program, 2012
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • The Implementation of an In-School Education Program for Children with Asthma Developed by Respiratory Therapy Students, 2012
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Online education, indoor air quality, asthma

Department Service

  • Augusta University Taste of Augusta 2017 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Augusta Technical College Advisory Board 2014 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • Augusta University GLAMS and GENTS 2017

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Program Director- BS Completion Degree Respiratory Therapy 2013 - 2016

  • Director of Admissions for Respiratory Therapy Programs 2002 - 2016

    Role: Committee Chair

College Service

  • CAHS Dean's Cabinet 2017 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • CAHS Promotion and Tenure Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Health Services Faculty Search Committee - 2018

    Role: Committee Chair
  • B.S in Health Services Proposal Committee 2013 - 2017

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Environmental Health Faculty Search Committee 2017 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • College of Math & Science Building Porject 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Planning Committee for BA Behavior, Promotion and Society and BS Health Promotion Committee 2017 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member
  • Augusta University Community Service Committee 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • • FAST (Faculty Advising for Students in Transition) 2013 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Augusta Area Asthma Camp 2012 - Present

    Role: Director
  • American Association for Respiratory Care 1995 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Georgia Society for Respiratory Care 1995 - Present

    Role: Member
  • American Lung Association 2002 - 2017

    Role: Member
  • Lung Health Network 2006 - 2010

    Role: Member

Public Service

  • Art Hardy Golf Tournament 2008 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • CSRA Asthma Awareness Coalition 2006 - 2017

    Role: Committee Member
  • Harlem High HOSA 2017

    Role: Discussant
  • St. Teresa Health Fair 2016

  • Augusta University Undergraduate Preview Day 2016

    Role: Discussant