MS from Wayne State University, 1994
With an expertise in both healthcare and health occupations, Regina Pierce currently serves as the Campus Associate Department Chair for Allied Health at the Warren Campus. Dr. Pierce functions as the primary academic liaison between students and the University. In this role she is engaged in ensuring the quality of campus academic services as well as the implementation of campus programs, academic program development and the management of healthcare projects. Dr. Pierce also schedules Allied Health courses and instructors for the Warren Campus and health care management graduate courses and adjuncts for the online global campus.
Prior to transitioning to her present academic role, Dr. Pierce served in key administrative roles at Davenport, including Director of Academic Services and Campus Director. As a Registered Nurse, Dr. Pierce was a State of Michigan Nurse Consultant Surveyor involved the enforcement of Federal and State healthcare rules, codes and regulations associated with hospitals and long term care facilities licensing and certification. During her employment with the American Red Cross, Dr. Pierce assisted in the State development of the Nurse Assistant Training program and instructional manual.
Dr. Pierce is credentialed to teach undergraduate health, health services administration, health information technology, and medical case management courses as well as statistics, research and social science courses. Dr. Pierce teaches the health care management [HCMG] graduate courses and serves as the HCMG Curriculum Content expert. She has presented at the Association of University Programs in Health Administration [AUPHA] Undergraduate Workshop and served as a judge for several Michigan DECA District Career Development Conferences, and is involved in Regional HOSA Competitions, and mock medical disaster and casualty evacuation drills for the VA Department of Defense and National Department of Medical Services.
Dr. Pierce, who was nominated for committee candidacy on the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, has maintained high visibility and active networks in both the health and academic industry. She was invited to the White House to take part in conversations with other seasoned nurses regarding how the Affordable Care Act can support nursing efforts to provide high quality care to their patients. Dr. Pierce also joined a Washington D.C. Office of Public Engagement conference call to discuss new insurance premiums and updated information on the Affordable Care Act. Dr. Pierce is a member of the Michigan League of Nurses (MLA), the Michigan Nursing Action Coalition, the Wayne State University Alumni Association (WSUAA), as well as a Board member for both the Arab American Nurses Association and the Metro Charter School Academy. Her interest includes, but not limited to, measuring graduate student readiness in basic research writing as well as diversity in higher education academics.