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Jay Christensen, M.H.A.

Assistant Professor of Business Management | Business Administration Division Chair

Jay Christensen brought over 30 years of Business Leadership and Change Management skills to WPU in the fall of 2018, when he became a member of the faculty as an Instructor of Business Management.

By adapting his teaching methods for each course, Jay is able to work innovatively in his classes through the use of video presentations, guest speakers, group projects, and community involvement. Jay works very hard to avoid his courses becoming just a series of lectures. To accomplish that, he works individually with his students through mentorship, internships or job shadowing, and special projects.

When he’s not teaching courses, Jay enjoys physical exercise, supporting the William Penn Statesmen and the Iowa Hawkeyes, in addition to spending time with his children and grandchildren. Jay has had the fortune of coaching various sports teams that his son has participated in as well.

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  • Masters in Healthcare Administration (MHA), Des Moines University
  • B.A., Business, Buena Vista College
  • Central United Methodist Church Advisory Council, Chairperson
  • Des Moines University Board of Trustees, Board Treasurer
  • Oskaloosa Rotary Club, Member, Past President
  • American College of Health Care Executives, Member
  • Health Care Financial Management Association, Member, Board Member 1988-90 and 1998 – 2000
  • Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, Member
  • Certified Public Accountant – passed the exam first attempt May 1982
  • Board Certified as a Health Care Executive – Fellow in the American College of  Healthcare Executives
  • Certified as a Fellow in the Health Care Financial Management Association
  • Named to 50 Rural Healthcare CEOS to know by Beckers’ Healthcare Magazine, 2014
  • Buena Vista University John Fisher Alumni Award, 2011
  • Des Moines University College of Health Sciences Faculty of the Year, 2007
  • Leadership Iowa Class of 2013-14
  • Principles of Management
  • Operations Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Managerial Economics
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