James L. Alexander, Ph.D.

James L. Alexander, Ph.D.

James L. Alexander, Ph.D., associate professor at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Rural Public Health, has been selected to receive the 2013 Rural Health Academic/Preceptor Award by the Texas Rural Health Association. The award recognizes collegiate educators who have played a significant part in improving rural health care throughout the state of Texas.

Dr. Alexander has served as a faculty member of the department of Health Policy and Management since 2001. In addition, he has served as the practicum coordinator, working with students during a 10-week program to apply their knowledge from the classroom to real world situations.

Prior to coming to the school, Dr. Alexander was influential in founding the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH) and has extensive experience as a healthcare facility executive. His knowledge and experience have influenced not only many of the careers of graduates of the school, but the way rural healthcare services are delivered across the state.

The award will be presented during the Texas Rural Health Association’s Award Luncheon at the Hilton in Ft. Worth, Texas on Monday, November 18th, 2013.

— Rae Lynn Mitchell

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