James F DockinsEducation

EdD, University of Memphis; MBA, Lincoln University; BHS, University of Missouri at Columbia

Research Interests

Health professional job satisfaction and stability; patient satisfaction; healthcare process and quality improvement; international healthcare services development; healthcare facility planning and staffing; international health policy


Dr. Dockins, a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, has spent more than 25 years working in U.S. and international health systems as a senior executive. His international experiences include work within the health sector in Southern Asia (India) and the Middle East. While serving as a health system leader, he has been responsible for a number of domestic and international hospital development projects and building programs valued in excess of $1 billion. He joined Walden’s faculty in 2008, serving as a PhD KAM mentor in the College of Health Sciences, and he also teaches health policy. He continues to serve the government of Saudi Arabia as executive director of administrative services at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.