GREENVILLE, S.C. (February 12, 2018) – Dr. Jessica Minor of the Bob Jones University biology faculty has been named interim dean of BJU’s newly announced School of Health Professions.
Minor joined the BJU health sciences faculty in 2014 and has played an integral role in academic program development at BJU, including leading the task force that created the prospectus for the School of Health Professions and developing the seven concentrations in the Health Sciences major.
Minor holds a BS in biology (2007) from BJU, an MA in bioethics (2008) from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, and a PhD in healthcare ethics (2013) from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition she has a certificate in global health and is currently working on an MS in patient safety leadership from the University of Illinois in Chicago.
Minor currently serves as a member of the Bon Secours St. Francis Health System ethics committee and previously served on the University of Connecticut Health Center ethics committee. She was an adjunct faculty member for health, law and ethics at the University of Connecticut Medical School in Farmington, Connecticut; affiliate faculty for Regis University in Denver, Colorado; and taught chemistry, biology and English at Hartford Christian Academy in West Hartford, Connecticut.
“Jessica is a gifted leader with a humble spirit,” says Dr. Gary Weier, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at BJU. “We are deeply grateful to her for her willingness to step into this role.”