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Bonita Sasnett, EdD

Bonita Sasnett

Associate Professor, Health Services and Information Management

Phone: 252-744-6181
Email: sasnettb@ecu.edu
Office: 4340K Health Sciences Building
Web: http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/hsimcomputationallab/

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)


My professional career began as Assistant Administrator of a home health agency for 12 years. I have taught at two community colleges as a Medical Assisting instructor and Medical Office Administration for several years. I assumed a graduate assistantship at ECU while attaining my MaEd degree. I served as coordinator of interdisciplinary health science outreach program affiliated with ECU Family Medicine while attaining my doctoral degree. I have been teaching in the health services management program for 10 years.

Education

  • EdD, Educational Leadership, East Carolina University, 2006
  • MaEd, Health Education, East Carolina University, 1996
  • BSBA, Business Administration, East Carolina University, 1975

Program Affiliations

Courses Taught

  • HSMA 4060 Medical Practice Management
  • HSMA 4082 Special Topics Course In Health Care Management and Service Delivery (PCMH)
  • HSMA 4904 Allied Health Management Experience
  • HSMA 2000 Health Professional Roles & Environments in Health Care

Research Interests

My research interest focuses upon interdisciplinary education and service learning. When students are members of an interdisciplinary team they build life skills in areas of teamwork, professionalism, shared learning, responsibility, and accountability. I incorporate interdisciplinary learning into the classroom to build upon my research interest. Service learning promotes the importance of providing students with real life experiences. I have built a community partnership with agencies encouraging students to be civic minded and community engaged. Student have been involved in service projects collaborating with communities to build sustainable projects that benefit the community. The classroom experiences and my research interest are interwoven.

Teaching Interests

My philosophy of teaching is that instructors are facilitators of learning. Close attention should be paid to the way students learn. Teaching should build upon teachable moments. Instructors should draw upon their education and experiences enabling students to acquire new knowledge and skills than can be applied. Student can see the relevance of their learning building self confidence in their learning. Peer teaching, reflection, problem based learning, case studies and critical thinking exercise are teaching techniques that should be employed in the classroom. Instructor must convey the importance and commitment to life-long learning to students.

Selected Works

Publications

Sasnett, B. S. & Ross, T. (in press, 2016). Maximizing Internship Value by Comparing Student Satisfaction and Program Competencies. Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education.

Sasnett, B. S. & Campbell, R. J. (2013). The Utility of the Team Notebook as a Teaching Tool for Team Learning. Journal of Health Administration Education, The.

Sasnett, B. S. & Ross, T. K. (2012). Does Interprofessional Education Including Reflection Impact Course Performance? Journal of Health Administration Education, The.

Campbell, R. J. & Sasnett, B. (2011). Using Service Learning to Teach Teamwork and Peer Learning Skills to Health Services and Information Management Students. Journal of Health Administration Education, The.

Royal, P. D. & Sasnett, B. S. (2010). Building a Writing Curriculum for Allied Health Professional Students. Journal of Health Administration Education, The.

Sasnett, B. S., Royal, P. D., & Ross, T. K. (2010). Community Education Clarifies Career Choice in an Allied Health Professions Course. Journal of Allied Health.

Sasnett, B. S., Royal, P. D., & Ross, T. K. (2010). Introduction of a Cultural Training Experience into an Interdisciplinary Health Science Education Program. Journal of Allied Health.

Royal, P., Sasnett, B. S., & Greer, A. (2009). The Service Learning Impact of Interdisciplinary Students in Rural Communities. Community Works Journal.

Sasnett, B. & Clay, M. (2008). Leadership Styles in Interdisciplinary Health Science Education. Journal of Interprofessional Care.

Sasnett, B. S. & Ross, T. (2007). Leadership Frames and Perceptions of Effectiveness among Health Information Management Program Directors. Perspectives in Health Information Management, 4 (8).

Harriett, B. S., Cummings, D. M., & Dreyfus, K. S. (2003). Evolution of an Interdisciplinary Curriculum. Journal of Allied Health, 32 (4), 285-290.

Lynch, D. C., Greer, A. G., Larson, L. C., Cummings, D. M., Harriett, B. S., Kristen Springer Dreyfus, Maria C. Clay (2003). Descriptive Metaevaluation-Case Study of an Interdisciplinary Curriculum. Evaluation and the Health Professions, 26 (4), 447-461.

Presentations

International

Greer, A. G., Clay, M. C., Sasnett, B. S., Royal, P., Welch, A., Doyle M. Cummings (2008, May). Ironing Out the Uneven Power Differentials in IPE: Vertical Integration in Education. All Together Better Health IV Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Sasnett, B. S. & Clay, M. C. (2008, May). Leadership Styles of Interdisciplinary Health Science Education Leaders. All Together Better Health IV Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Harriett, B. S., Royal, P., & Greer, A. G. (2004, May). Engagement Pegagogy: As a Model of Cultural Learning for Interdisciplinary Students. All Together Better Health II Conference, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada.

Royal, P., Harriett, B. S., & Greer, A. G. (2004, May). The Service Learning Impact of Interdisciplinary Students in Rural Communities. All Together Better Health II Conference, Vancouver British Columbia, Canada.

Lynch, D. C., Larsen, L. C., Harriett, B. S., Greer, A. G., Clay, M. C., Doyle M. Cummings (2000, March). Curriculum Evaluations more than Psychometrics and Statistics. International Ottawa Conference on Medical Education, Ottawa, South Africa.

Local

Sasnett, B. S. & Campbell, R. (2010). Service Learning Approach to Health Professional Roles & Environments in Health Care. ECU Service Learning Conference, Greenville, North Carolina.

National

Celluci, L., Harris, S., Sasnett, B., & Zeng, X. (2013). Using Social Media for Leadership Development. AUPHA Annual Meeting, Monteray Beach, California.

Brown, M. & Sasnett, B. S. (2012). Best Practices for Developing an Internship Practice Experience. AHIMA AOE, Orlando, Florida.

Campbell, R. J. & Sasnett, B. S. (2011, July). Using Service Learning to Teach Teamwork and Peer Learning Skills to Health Information Management Students. American Health Information Association Assembly on Education Symposium, San Antonio, Texas.

Campbell, R. J. & Sasnett, B. S. (2011, June). Using Service Learning to Teach Teamwork and Peer Learning Skills. Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), Charleston, South Carolina.

Sasnett, B. S. & Ross, T. (2010). Is Reflection Important to Pre-Health Professional Education and Course Performance. Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions, Charlotte, North Carolina.

Greer, A. G., Bringoff, J., Sasnett, B. S., Royal, P., & Clay, M. C. (2007, October). Qualitative Study of Student Thoughts on an Interdisciplinary Rural Health Rotation. University of Minnesota Academic Health Center and the Canadian Interprofessional Collaborative Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Harriett, B. S., Royal, P., & Greer, A. (2005, September). Service Learning Education: Community Campus Partnership. Midwest Consortium for Service Learning in Higher Education, Vermillion, South Dakota.

Harriett, B. S., Clay, M. C., & Royal, P. (2003, May). The Impact of Service Learning on Rural Health. National Rural Health Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Royal, P. & Harriett, B. S. (2003, March). Cultural Genogram-Assessment & Learning Instrument. North Carolina Area Health Education Center Conference, Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Dreyfus, K. S., Cummings, D. M., & Harriett, B. S. (2002, April). Attitudes Toward Interprofessional Teams in Rural Communities. National Academies of Practice and Interdisciplinary Health Care Team Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.

Harriett, B. S. & Dreyfus, K. S. (2002, April). An Interdisciplinary Health Care Approach to Disparities in Rural Communities. Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, San Francisco, California.

Harriett, B. S., Dreyfus, K. S., & Cummings, D. M. (2002, April). Interprofessional Education via Rural Interdisciplinary Curriculum. National Academies of Practice and Interdisciplinary Health Care Team Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.

Royal, P., Harriett, B. S., & Cummings, D. M. (2002, April). Developing Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams Through Shared Professional Activities. National Academies of Practice and Interdisciplinary Health Care Team Conference, Washington, District of Columbia.

Lynch, D. C., Greer, A. G., Springer, K., Harriett, B. S., Larsen, L. C., Maria Clay, Doyle Cummings (2000, May). A Systematic Approach to Improving an Interdisciplinary Curriculum. Annual Meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts.

Regional

Harriett, B. S., Greer, A. G., Clay, M. C., Cummings, D. M., & James, T. (2004, October). Interdisciplinary Collaboration : A Bridge to the Future. North Carolina Area Health Education Center Conference, New Bern, North Carolina.

Cummings, D. M., Clay, M. C., Harriett, B. S., Royal, P., Dreyfus, K., Manual Hyman, Annette Greer (2003, March). Developing Community & Migrant Health Care Centers as Interdisciplinary Training Sites for Health Science Students. North Carolina Area Health Education Center Conference, Winston Salem, North Carolina.

Grants and Contracts

2015 [Year 3 of 3]: Cellucci, E. W. & Sasnett, B. S., 2014 BB & T Leadership Enhancement Fund Grant, Principal Investigator, BB & T Leadership Enhancement Fund Grant.  Evaluator of Grant.

2014 [Year 3 of 3]: Cellucci, E. W. & Sasnett, B. S., 2014 BB & T Leadership Enhancement Fund Grant, Principal Investigator, BB & T Leadership Enhancement Fund Grant.  Evaluator of Grant.

2012: Cellucci, E. W., Harris, S. T. , Sasnett, B. S. , & Zeng, X., 2012 BB & T Leadership Enhancement Fund Grant, Principal Investigator, BB & T Leadership Enhancement Fund Grant. Co - Evaluator of Grant.

2010: Sasnett, B. S. & Campbell, R. J., Bringing Theory to Practice, Principal Investigator, Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Honors and Awards

  • 2014: Outstanding Service Learning Center Faculty Award, Volunteer and Service Learning Center.
  • 2012: Center for Faculty Excellence - Scholar Teacher Award. A Community Campus Partnership AH-HA Moments in Service Learning.
  • 2011: Faculty Author Recognition Award. Health Science Author Recognition Award.
  • 2011: College of Allied Health Sciences. Dean's Award - For Outstanding Performance in Teaching.
  • 2011: Faculty Author Recognition Award Luncheon. Health Sciences Author Recognition Award.
  • 2009: Faculty Author Recognition Awards Luncheon. Laupus Faculty Author Recognition Awards.

Service Activities and Memberships

  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • Member: Advisory Committee for HSM and HIM, Post tenure review committee, Student Affairs Committee
  • Chair: Faculty Search Committee for the Department of Health Services & Information Management
  • Chair: Honors and Awards Committee for CAHS

Professional Experience

  • Program reviewer for AUPHA
  • Journal reviewer for research articles and textbooks