May 23, 2022
TO:UMMC Faculty and Staff
FROM:Dr. Scott M. Rogers, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
SUBJECT: Appointment of Interim Dean of School of Health Related Professions
I am pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Angela Burrell, associate professor and chair of the Doctor of Health Administration Program in the School of Health RelatedProfessions, as interim dean of that school, effective June 1, 2022.
Dr. Burrell will succeed Dr. Jessica Bailey, who has served as dean since 2013. I am grateful for Dr. Bailey’s leadership over the last nine years and her work in leading a multidisciplinary schoolintegral to the state’s health care system.
Dr. Bailey, who joined the UMMC faculty in 2003, is a stalwart champion for the school’s many degree programs, its faculty, its staff, and its many students. Her ability to build a strong sense of team, and to always be mission-driven, is an example to us all. I wish her well in her retirement.
Dr. Burrell earned a bachelor’s in nursing from Mississippi College, a master’s in nursing (education) from UMMC, and a doctor of philosophy in nursing education and administration from William Carey University.
Dr. Burrell, who began her career in nursing in 2001, joined the staff at UMMC in 2005 in the Department of Radiology and later served as a nurse manager. She was appointed adjunct faculty of SHRP in 2010, while teaching full time at Hinds Community College’s Nursing Allied Health Center In 2015, she joined SHRP full time as an assistant professor and was appointed program coordinator, and later program director of the Doctor of Health Administration Program. In 2019, she was promoted to chair and associate professor of the Department of Health Administration. That same year, she was a Nelson Order of Teaching Excellence recipient.
She has authored two grants and has also conducted and presented research on various topics including women in academic medicine, support and professional development of adjunct faculty, national online course standards and student satisfaction, student cohesion in distance learning programs, and designing collaborative web-based capstone courses.
Currently, Dr. Burrell serves on the board of directors for the Mississippi Healthcare Executives, a state chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives. She also serves as the Higher Education Network Representative for the chapter.
Please join me in thanking Dr. Bailey for her service and welcoming Dr. Burrell to the role of interim dean. I look forward to working with her to continue to advance the important work of the School of Health Related Professions.