Craig Jackson, JD
Dean, School of Allied Health Professions, Loma Linda University
24951 North Circle Dr.
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist Health Sciences University
Background and Aspirations
My background is in clinical social work and law. Both of these disciplines have helped me forge a unique and broad perspective related to education and health care. My experience in establishing international programs encouraged a wider view of health care education as well.
ASAHP has been in the forefront of advocacy and legislation on behalf of allied-health professions and I would be pleased to use my experiences to continue this important work. I believe that in addition to the advocacy and legislative agenda, ASAHP should continue to encourage advances in the use of technology in health care education; pedagogical innovation; and encouraging a forward look at the clinical experiences for our students that anticipate new areas of clinical practice.
As the foremost organization promoting allied-health education, we should continue to look for new trends in both health care education and clinical practice, identifying areas of best practices and anticipating changes in the accreditation standards for advance notice to our membership.
I would be excited to be a part of this strategic vision for our organization. I am honored to stand for a position on the Board of Directors; and if chosen, I will be honored to serve.
Activity I: Government and Legislative Committee
Activity II Nominating Committee
Activity III: Presider for conference workshops
Activity IV: Participated in the diversity discussion, ASAHP spring meeting, Louisville, March, 2016
Experience I: Inducted as Fellow, 2012
Experience II: Established a Bachelor’s program in respiratory care in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The purpose was to assist in establish a standardized curriculum that would lead to eligibility to sit for USA boards and establish a standard of clinical practice
Experience III: Established a rehabilitation technician certificate program in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, as a response to the devastation from the earthquake in 2011 to address the rehab needs of the amputees and to train Haitian nationals for sustained rehab services in the country.
Experience IV: Currently offering a post-professional DPT program in Puerto Rico on the campus of Antillian Adventist College in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.