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Marcea Walter

Assistant Professor of Practice
College for Public Health and Social Justice

Director of Admissions (M.H.A.); Director of Accreditation (M.H.A.)

Master of Health Administration program

Courses Taught

Medical Practice Management, Management of Health Care Organizations, Business Sectors of Healthcare


  • M.H.S.A., Xavier University
  • B.S., Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Research Interests

Differential access to quality rural healthcare; Performance improvement in health care organizations; leadership development

Publications and Media Placements

  1. BeLue, Rhonda, Rozier SJ, M., Howard, S.W., Walter, M.L. (2019, June). Teaching Social Determinants of Health to Health Management Students. Oral presentation at the Annual Conference of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). New Orleans, Louisiana.
  2. Sherry, J.S., Collins, S.K., McKinnies, R.C., Fleege, A.T, Walter, M.L. (2018, July/September). HPV and the Nurse’s Role in Education and Prevention. The Health Care Manager.
  3. Walter ML (2017, October/December). Closing the Gap: Executives and Students Perceptions of Leadership Characteristics for Healthcare Managers. The Health Care Manager.
  4. Hopkins SN, Walter ML, Collins SK (2017, July/September). LDM: Exploring the Effectiveness in Reducing Product Returns and Overnight Shipment Occurrences in a Material Management Department. The Health Care Manager.
  5. McKinnies RC, Collins SK, Sherry JS, Walter ML, & Chamness KM. (2017, April). Perspectives of college students on HPV and its causation to cancer: Are they misinformed? Advances in Breast Cancer Research.

Honors and Awards

  • School of Allied Health’s Teacher of the Year, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale - 2016-2017

Professional Organizations and Associations

  • Association of University Programs in Health Administration
  • Healthcare Financial Management Association
  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Medical Group Management Association

Community Work and Service

Board Member of Mid-America Healthcare Executives Forum a local chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)