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 Research Augusta University, 2019

  • MBA, Business Administration and Management, General Brenau University, 1996

  • BBA, Business Administration and Management, General 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

  • Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Award Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 2017

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

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

  • Distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Award Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care, 2014

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BSHS 4150

    Health Economics
  • BSHS 4540

    Research
  • BSHS 4100

    Healh Innovation & Technology
  • BSHS 4200

    Health Marketing Commercializa

Teaching Interests

Online education, flipped class management and technology in education

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Leveraging Medical Simulation for Faculty Development in Interprofessional Education, 2022
    Manuscript
  • The Development of an Interprofessional Education Faculty Training Course Using Medical Simulations , 2020
    Abstract
  • An Evaluation of Faculty Perceptions and Knowledge of Interprofessional Education After a Faculty Training Course Using Medical Simulation, 2020
    Abstract
  • Leveraging medical simulation to teach interprofessional education (IPE): A pilot study , 2019
    Manuscript
  • A Comparison of Exam Questions Categorized by Level of Critical Thinking in a Traditional and Flipped Classroom, 2017
    Abstract

Research Interests

Online education, indoor air quality, asthma

Department Service

  • Department of Undergraduate Health Professions Student Grievance Committee 2022 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Health Information Administration Program Advisory Board 2021 - Present

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

    Role: Committee Member
  • Department of Undergraduate Health Professions Promotion Committee 2020 - 2022

    Role: Committee Chair
  • Volunteer- Layman Nursery Health Fair 2022

College Service

  • BSHS/MPH Joint Program Planning Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CAHS 2021-2026 Strategic Planning- Education 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Health Services Society 2019 - Present

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

    Role: Attendee, Meeting
  • CAHS Faculty Council 2021 - 2023

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Bookstore RFP Project - Management Team 2021 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Core Curriculum Committee 2021 - 2023

    Role: Committee Member
  • Search Committee for Assistant Vice President for Student Success 2021 - 2021

    Role: Committee Member
  • QEP Curricular and Assessment Advisory Committee 2020 - 2021

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

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Association for Experiential Education 2021 - Present

    Role: Member
  • 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 - 2020

    Role: Member
  • Georgia Society for Respiratory Care 1995 - 2020

    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