College of Health Sciences
Jessie L. Tucker III, MBA, Ph.D., FACHE, has over 28 years of progressive healthcare leadership and education experience. He served 24 years in the Army progressing from Private to Lieutenant Colonel while serving in world-wide healthcare leadership, policy and education positions world-wide.
Dr. Tucker is an Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) board member and Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) Commissioner. He is a former Rutgers University and Baylor University faculty member, American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Regent for the Army and for Texas-Southeast, board member of the Academy of Management Health Care Management Division, and member of the Texas Hospital Association Leadership Development Council.
Dr. Tucker holds a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of South Carolina, an M.A. in Management from Bowie State University, an MBA from Troy State University, and a Ph.D. in Administration-Health Services from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He also completed a National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems Fellowship. He is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE), certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Certified Financial Manager (CFM).
Dr. Tucker is the 2007 recipient of the ACHE’s Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year, and received Researcher and Professor of the Year awards as an Associate Professor in the U. S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program. He was also awarded the Legion of Merit and Army Surgeon General’s “A” Proficiency Designator.