Kitty Hernlen

Program Director

Kitty Hernlen

Program Director

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Undergraduate Health Professions

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Respiratory Therapy

Bio

Kitty Hernlen is an Associate Professor and Program Director for the Health Services program.She has been with the AU for 20 years. She was 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 graduated with an Ed.D. from Augusta University in 2019. 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 eight years, and providing education about asthma to parents, teachers, and school nurses.

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  • EC 4320

Education

  • EDD, Educational Evaluation and Res Augusta University, 2019

  • MBA, Business Administration and Ma Brenau University, 1996

  • BBA, Business Administration and Ma Augusta State University, 1991

Certifications

  • NBRC National Board for Resp Care, 1989

  • RCP Comp State Board Med Examiners, 1987

  • RSP Comp State Board Med Examiners, 1987

Awards & Honors

  • Certificate of Service Augusta University, 2019

  • 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 4150

    Health Economics
  • RTHP 4540

    Research in Health Care
  • BSHS 3100

    Seminar in Health Services
  • BSHS 4200

    Health Marketing Commercializa
  • BSHS 3200

    Issue and Challenges in Health

Teaching Interests

Online education, flipped class management and technology in education

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • An Evaluation of Faculty Perceptions and Knowledge of Interprofessional Education After a Faculty Training Course Using Medical Simulation, 2020
    Abstract
  • The Development of an Interprofessional Education Faculty Training Course Using Medical Simulations , 2020
    Abstract
  • A Comparison of Exam Questions Categorized by Level of Critical Thinking in a Traditional and Flipped Classroom, 2017
    Abstract
  • The Doctor Says Its Asthma- Can We Keep Our Pets? , 2017
    Other
  • “Dad the Coach Won’t Let Me Play!” , 2015
    Magazine/Trade Publication

Research Interests

Online education, indoor air quality, asthma

Department Service

  • Department of Undergraduate Health Professions Promotion Committee 2020 - 2021

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Department of Physical Therapy Promotion and Tenure Committee 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Department of Physician Assistant Promotion and Tenure Committee 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • Department of Undergraduate Health Professions Promotion and Tenure CommitteeCommittee 2019 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • Respiratory Therapy Faculty Search Committee 2020 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Health Services Society 2019 - Present

    Role: Faculty Mentor
  • CAHS Dean's Cabinet 2017 - Present

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • Respiratory Therapy Faculty Search Committee 2019 - 2020

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

    Role: Committee Chair
  • CAHS Promotion and Tenure Committee 2015 - 2018

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Quality Enhancement Plan Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • College of Math & Science Building Project 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Student Success Advisory Committee Meeting 2020 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • Student Success Advisory Committee 2020 - 2020

    Role: Committee Member
  • Momentum Year Project- Focus Area Steering Committee 2018 - 2019

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration 2019 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Augusta Area Asthma Camp 2012 - Present

    Role: Director
  • American Association for Respiratory Care 1995 - 2018

    Role: Member
  • Georgia Society for Respiratory Care 1995 - 2018

    Role: Member
  • American Lung Association 2002 - 2017

    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