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School of Allied Health
334 Palmer Ave
Lewis-Beck Building Suite 306
Tallahassee, Florida 32307

Health Care Management Faculty

Marisa A. Lewis, PharmD. , MPH, Associate Professor

Division Director, E-mail: Marisa.Lewis@famu.edu

Dr. Lewis has been a faculty member in the Health Care Management Division for fourteen years. During this time she has served as Interim Division Director on two separate occasions, in 2001, and for the period 2006 – 2008. Her administrative responsibilities include overall operation of the Division and providing leadership, planning, organizing, developing, and maintaining quality baccalaureate and graduate programs, program assessment, faculty training, development and mentoring, student and faculty recruitment, and ensuring the adequacy of resources for students, faculty and staff within the division. Her academic responsibilities include didactic teaching and coordination of the BSHCM internship program. She has received grants from the U.S. Department of Education, the Florida Department of Health, and the Minority Health Professions Foundation. Her memberships include the American Pharmacists Association and the National Association of Health Service Executives. She serves on various University, School and community committees and boards and is currently a member of the board of directors for the National Pharmaceutical Association. Awards and recognitions for Dr. Lewis include a feature in the Career-Aetna African American History Calendar for 2005, the recipient of the Chauncey I. Cooper Service Award – National Pharmaceutical Association, the AUPHA Diversity Leadership Recognition Award for Best Presentation of Teaching Techniques, and the University Service Award (Florida A&M University).

Martha Perryman, Ph.D., MBA, MT(ASCP), Associate Professor

Graduate Program Coordinator, E-mail: Martha.Perryman@famu.edu

Martha M. Perryman, Ph.D, M.B.A., MT(ASCP) obtained her Ph.D. in Administration-Health Services from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Health Related Professions and the School of Business. She also completed the Masters in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science (Major: Medical Technology) degrees at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  She currently serves as the Undergraduate Program Coordinator for the Division of Health Care Management and teaches courses in the MSHA and BSHCM programs.  Her areas of work experience include clinical laboratory director, technical consultant, training coordinator, and senior health analyst for a quality improvement organization.  She has published in the Journal of Health Care Finance, The Health Care Manager, Health Care Management Review and Health Services Management Research.  Academic honors include University of Alabama at Birmingham Doctoral Fellowship and the ACHE/Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Fellowship.  She is a member of the Academy of Management and the Southern Management Association.  Her current research focus includes strategic management, health services research, research methods, and performance measurement. 

Juanda Beck-Jones , PhD., MBA, Assistant Professor

Undergraduate Student Association Advisor, E-mail: Juanda.beckjones@famu.edu

Dr. Juanda Beck-Jones obtained her PhD from Florida State University in Instructional Systems Design in the Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems in the College of Education. Juanda completed the Masters of Business Administration degree at Florida A&M University and her Bachelor of Arts degree in American Government at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. Her dissertation topic, the Effect of Cross-training and Role Assignment in Cooperative Learning Groups on Task Performance, Knowledge of Accounting Concepts, Teamwork Behavior, and Acquisition of Inter-positional Knowledge. Her research areas of interest include professional socialization, innovative teaching strategies, intergenerational relationship development, and health disparities. Her current research focus is measuring team effectiveness, the application of cooperative learning theory to cross-disciplinary team development in health care. Dr. Beck-Jones has over 20 years of experience in academia teaching Professional Development. She currently teaches courses in the undergraduate program. Her courses include Quality Management in Health Services, Critical Health Issues, and Health Care Management Theory.