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Dr. Joy Levine

Dr. Joy Levine
Associate Dean of the Graduate School


PhD, Leadership, University of the Cumberlands, 2017
Doctor of Physical Therapy, Temple University, 2004
MS, Physical Therapy, Texas Woman's University, 1992
MS, Health Education, Texas Southern University, 1990
BS, Respiratory Therapy, Texas Southern University, 1988


Dr. Joy Levine has 15+ years of experience teaching online at the graduate level.  In addition, she has experience with instructional design, online course development, program planning, assessment, and accreditation in higher education.  She has served as a member of the Peer Reviewer Corp with the Higher Learning Commission, Certified Higher Education Master Reviewer with Quality Matters, and a continuing education reviewer with the Federal State Boards of Physical Therapy.  Dr. Levine is a licensed physical therapist and certified health education specialist. Prior to academia, she served in various leadership roles in health care organizations in Texas, including the Corporate Director of Human Resource Development overseeing education for a multi-site health care system.  

Dr. Levine’s research interests are in the areas of leadership styles, assessment of student learning outcomes, academic integrity, online learning, and health care.


Levine, J. & Pazdernik, V. (2018). Evaluation of a four-prong anti-plagiarism program and the incidence of plagiarism: a five-year retrospective study. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 43(7), 1094-1105,

Levine, J. (2016). Post-professional doctorate – What, where, and why. Presented at American Academy of Physical Therapy Annual Conference, Atlanta, Georgia.