Meet Our Bachelors in Healthcare Administration Faculty

Jacqueline Penrod, J.D.

Jacqueline Penrod

Jacqueline Penrod

Associate Professor

J.D., Temple University
M.B.A., Temple University
B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Subject Areas: Health Information Privacy and Technology, Healthcare Finance, Healthcare Regulatory Compliance, Managed Healthcare, Managed Behavioral Healthcare

Professor Jacqueline Penrod teaches in the Health Programs Department at Peirce College. She has spent more than 25 years working in various sectors of the healthcare industry. Her experiences range from working as a business person in a research institute, physician practices, health systems, health maintenance organizations and at a major healthcare consulting firm. For the past 15 years, Professor Penrod has practiced law in the health care field, focusing primarily in the areas of managed healthcare, behavioral managed health care, regulatory compliance and health information privacy.

She earned a bachelor's degree in marketing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania (Indiana, Pennsylvania), a Master of Business Administration with a concentration in finance from Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) and a Juris Doctor degree from the James Beasley School of Law at Temple University (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). In 2018, she earned a graduate certificate in Teaching in Higher Education from Temple University.

At Peirce, Professor Penrod teaches Health Information Technology, Legal Aspects of Health Information, Legal and Ethical Issues for Health Professionals, Strategy and Organizational Development, Health Care Compliance and Health Care Finance. In addition to her career at Peirce, Professor Penrod continues to counsel clients particularly relating to protecting the privacy of health information and to advocate for better access to mental health services.

In her spare time, Professor Penrod enjoys practicing yoga, training for and running road races and writing.

Contact Jacqueline Penrod, J.D.:

    The faculty members of Peirce College's Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration degree ready graduates for employment in administrative and management positions in hospitals, ambulatory care settings, healthcare insurance companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Our professors focus on developing culturally competent and ethically responsible healthcare leaders capable of managing and improving dynamic healthcare systems.

    In your first course in the program, the faculty will introduce you to the basics of healthcare administration, teaching you broad lessons on healthcare management, strategic planning, marketing, finance, health disparities, ethics, law and risk management. Next, the faculty will explore how healthcare is delivered in the United States, teaching you about our complex healthcare delivery system and how it has evolved over the years. You'll learn from the faculty how services, policy, resources, costs and benefits are developed and delivered to the public.

    And because today's healthcare customers are extremely diverse, our professors will also explore how cultural competencies in healthcare, empowering you to perform effectively and ethically in cross-cultural situations.

    Some of the more advanced courses the faculty teach involve healthcare law and ethics, public and community health, health policy and healthcare finances. In the Healthcare Administration degree capstone course, your professor will guide you through a broad review of the business and healthcare educational knowledge, skills and competencies you've learned to date. This background will prepare you for a variety of healthcare administration and related professional roles.

    The faculty will ensure you leave the program with a healthcare administration portfolio as well as personal branding tools to secure or advance a position in the healthcare field.

    Request Information Image

    Looking For Program-
    Specific Information?