Board of Directors
Dr. Josephine Mendoza Kershaw, Ph.D., Fulbright scholar, Fellow of the American of Healthcare Executives, and Dean of Instruction at Jefferson College, received her educational training at Florida State University, Harvard School of Public Health, and Johns Hopkins University. She was the past president of the Great Lakes Region for the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) and won the 2011 ACBSP International Teaching Excellence Award. Having published several articles in peer-reviewed journals, contributed to numerous evaluation reports, and authored book chapters, Dr. Kershaw has been the principal investigator and administrator for over $2 million in grant funding. Her research interests are in the areas of quality and performance excellence, minority health disparities, and human rights. She began her academic career teaching at Florida A&M University where she received a Teacher of the Year award and also served as Director of the Minority Resource Development Center. She became the Director of the Assessment and Health Care Management Program Director while in the facility at the University of Findlay College of Business. Before assuming the role of Professor and Associate Dean of Health Sciences at the College of Nursing and Dean of Health Professionals, she was a Dean of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies at a chiropractic college. In addition to higher education experience, Dr. Kershaw's work experience includes both government agencies and private sector institutions – serving as a Health Policy Analyst for the Florida legislature, then Senior Management Analyst for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Director of Evaluation for the Florida Department of Health.