Faculty and Staff

Faculty and Staff


Health Information Technology

Kelly Johnson, MHIIM, RHIA, ARRT, RT (S), (VS)
Director Health Information Technology

Office: MM 112
E-mail: kjohnson43@dacc.edu
Phone: 217-554-1678

Education:

  • Master of Science, Health Informatics and Information Management, University of Tennessee
  • Bachelor of Science,  Radiologic Science, Midwestern State University
  • Professional Teacher State Licensure (STEM), Educator Preparation Institute, Gulf Coast State College
  • Associate in Applied Science,  Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound, Gulf Coast State College

Teaching Philosophy and Practice:

Honesty and humility in the classroom builds trust, relationships, and thus an ideal environment for learning. If my students can see that when I come across something that I don’t have a full understanding of but I’m honest enough to admit that and then put in the work to be able to understand the subject better, it sets a good example for them and builds trust as well as a relationship. When my student believes that I do care about them, their goals, their future, their feelings and their accomplishments they’re more willing to extend themselves even if they may at first be hesitant. In the classroom I believe it’s always best to discover what my students’ current comprehension and understanding is which enables me to identify what is needed to build a framework to bridge to the next important concept. Tailoring the content in this flexible way leads to more successes for each student and encourages discovery.

Our Health Information Technology program is designed to prepare our students for the rewarding and challenging field they will enter. The program is carefully planned and implemented to ensure each student is prepared for certification which increases job opportunities, professional development, and greater earning potential.

Marcie Wright, MSHI, RHIA, CHDA, CCS
Instructor, HITT

Office:    MM 112
Email:    mwright@dacc.edu

Education:

  • Master of Science, Health Informatics, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Bachelor of Science, Health Information Administration, Illinois State University
  • Associate in Applied Science, Health Information Technology, Danville Area Community College

Marcie Wright, Director, Health Information Technology

Teaching Philosophy and Practice:

My goal is to graduate students that understand the purpose and importance of health information to our healthcare systems, having gained skills to collect, organize, code, analyze, and protect health information, and to inspire students with attitudes and principles that will give them the ability to continue to grow with a healthcare industry that is rapidly changing and expanding. The program’s classroom interaction coupled with excellent clinical experiences provided by our community’s healthcare providers creates effective learning experiences while promoting skill development. This learning and skill development is ultimately tested after graduation when students sit for the national certification as a Registered Health Information Technologist. The exam results are collected with the data being used to gage the success of what is being taught in this HIT program and pinpoint any areas of deficiency. My role as an educator in Health Information Technology has much in common with my love of learning. Striving to be a self-directed learner myself, I push students to be learning oriented as a life-long skill in itself. I believe gaining knowledge should be enjoyable as much as it is hard work. Creating an accepting atmosphere in the classroom that facilitates no wrong questions and answers that especially when discovered to be wrong promote the most memorable learning.

 

Nicole Carter
Instructor, Nursing, HIT

Office: MM 182
E-mail: ndye@dacc.edu
Phone: 217-554-1511

 

Nicole Dye, Nursing Instructor

Educational Background
M.S. Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana
B.S.N. Lakeview College of Nursing, Danville, Illinois
D.N.P Touro University, Las Vegas, Nevada

Teaching Philosophy
The field of Health Information  is ever changing. As an instructor I find great joy in the growth process of students when information of what is written in books meets understanding of that information. The illumination and growth that takes in the student is awesome. Watching students gain knowledge and understanding and obtaining a profession is very rewarding for me.

 

Angel Fellers
Admin Assistant

Office: MM 172
E-mail: afellers@dacc.edu
Phone: 217-443-8553

Education:

  • AAS, Administrative Assistant, DACC
  • AAS, Medical Office, DACC'
  • Currently working toward Bachelors

 

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