Health Care Management Faculty
Martha Perryman, Ph.D., MBA, MT(ASCP), Professor and Interim Director
Martha M. Perryman 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 of Business Administration and Bachelor of Science (Major: Medical Technology) degrees at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Her research areas of interest include strategic management, health services research, research methods, and performance measurement and Professional Socialization. Her dissertation topic, “Strategic Analysis of the Alabama Nursing Home Industry”, identified and assessed the quality performance and strategic orientation of nursing home strategic groups. Her current research focus is health care disparities. Current research includes Professional Identity and Professional Socialization in Health Administration, an investigation of treatment disparities for Alzheimer’s disease, and the impact of location and race on cardiac procedures. Her research on Professional Identity and Professional Socialization in Health Administration was funded by a grant from the FAMU School of Graduate Studies and Research.
Dr. Perryman has had over 11 years of experience in academia, teaching in health services administration, mathematics, accounting and research methods. She currently serves as the Interim Director for the Division of Health Care Management and teaches courses in the MSHA and BSHCM programs. In addition, she has 15 years of experience in the health care industry as a medical technologist and clinical laboratory manager. As a research consultant she has worked with various academic institutions, and served as a Senior Health Analyst with the Delmarva Foundation for Medical Care.
George Raul Audi Ph.D., M.B.A., Assistant Professor
Graduate Student Association Co-Advisor
Dr. Raul Audi holds a Ph.D. from University of South Carolina in Health Services Policy and Management and a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His research interests involve; healthcare organizational structures, financial modeling, financial market analysis and healthcare policy. He is the son of a Cuban immigrant and is active in the South Florida region. Doctor Audi is also a member of the Arab Bankers Association, Southern Management Association, American Public Health Association and Association of University Programs in Health Administration. His teaching areas are Health Finance and Health Economics.
Juanda Beck-Jones, MBA, PhD, Assistant Professor
Undergraduate Student Association Advisor
Juanda 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. She also completed the Masters of Business Administration degree at Florida A&M University and a Bachelor of Arts degree at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, in American Government. Her research areas of interest include professional socialization, innovative teaching strategies, and intergenerational relationship development. 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 Interpositional Knowledge. Her current research focus is Professional Identity and Professional Socialization in Health Administration. Her research on Professional Identity and Professional Socialization in Health Administration was funded by a grant from the FAMU School of Graduate Studies and Research.
Dr. Beck-Jones has over 20 years of experience in academia, teaching Professional Development, Quality Management in Health Services, Critical Health Issues, and Health Care Management Theory. She served as the Internship Coordinator for the Division of Health Care Management for both the MSHA and BSHCM programs for six years. She is currently teaching courses in the BSHCM program. In addition to teaching in the School of Allied Health Sciences, she had 16 years of teaching in the Division of Professional Development in the School of Business & Industry.
Jullet Davis-Weaver, PhD, MHA
Dr. Davis was a National Institute on Aging Graduate Trainee from 1997 to 1999. She received the Best Paper Based on a Dissertation Award from the Health Care Management Division of the Academy of Management in August 2000. Her research focuses primarily on issues related to nursing facilities and institutionalized populations. She received grant funding from the National Institute on Aging to analyze trends in nursing home segregation. She has published in various journals, including including The Gerontologist, Advances in Health Care Management and The Online Journal for Rural Nursing.
Marisa A. Lewis, PharmD., MPH
Marisa Lewis has been a faculty member in the Health Care Management Division for over twenty years. During this time she has served as Interim Division Director on two separate occasions, in 2001, and for the period 2006 – 2008, and as Director from 2008 – 2015. Lewis also served as Internship Coordinator for eight years. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Texas Southern University, a Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree from Florida A & M University and a Master’s Degree in Public Health, with a concentration in Health Systems Management, from Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine.
Lewis’s research interests are in the areas of health disparities, health literacy, physician prescribing and patient compliance. She has received a few small grants and sub-grant awards from, the U.S. Dept. of Education, Title III Institutional Strengthening Grant, Sub-grant award; FAMU/Harvard University School of Public Health (FAMU/HSPH) Project CHOICE (Center for Healthy Options & Innovative Community Empowerment) Sub-grant award; Florida Department of Health, “Closing the Gap” Grant award, and the Minority Health Professions Foundation.
Lewis has a diverse background with many years of experience mentoring and working with students as Executive Director of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) and as faculty advisor to the Health Care Management Student Association. She has 27 years of experience in higher education, 17 years of association management and 16 years in health care as a practicing pharmacist.
Mrs. Pia Woodley, Visiting Professor
Retired Navy Lt. Cmdr Pia Woodley completed her bachelor’s degree in health care management in 1989. She earned a master’s degree in management with a specialization in logistics from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, Calif. Currently, she is a full-time student at Northcentral University pursuing a doctorate degree in business administration with a specialization in health care management. After graduation with her undergraduate degree, she obtained a direct commission into the United States Navy as a Medical Service Corps Officer.
Mrs. Woodley began her military career as an Ensign at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md. She has served as a lead instructor in the Staff Education and Training Department. Her career culminated at the Naval Medical Center in Portsmouth, Va., as the special assistant to the director for Administration. During a mid-tour assignment, she became the logistics officer for the Surgeon General of Multi-National Forces-Iraq in Baghdad, Iraq. She was the principal advisor to the Surgeon General on matters concerning infrastructure capacity development for Iraq’s Ministry of Health. Mrs. Woodley earned numerous awards during her military career and completed 20 years of honorable service in the United States Navy.