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About Linda G. Kimsey

Biography, Disciplines and Teaching Interests
Dr. Kimsey holds both a PhD in Public Administration and a MHA from the University of Kentucky. At Georgia Southern University, she teaches Health Administration and Leadership courses. She also works with the Center for Public Health Practice and Research, assisting rural hospitals in strategic, operational, and financial planning. Her primary areas of research interest are: military healthcare and rural health systems, where application of systems thinking to complex adaptive organizations is essential. Prior to arriving at Georgia Southern, Dr. Kimsey spent 21 years in the US Navy Medical Service Corps, where she worked in budgeting, planning, graduate health administration, and health services research over the course of her career. Prior to joining the Navy, Dr. Kimsey worked as a Certified Public Accountant in both Tennessee and Georgia.

Disciplines: Health Policy and Management
Teaching Interests: Health Policy, Healthcare Operations Management


2015 - Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Public Health, Jiann-Ping Hsu College of
Present Assistant Professor, Georgia Southern University Health Policy and Community Health, Department of

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • Navy Achievement Medal
  • Navy Commendation Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal x 3
  • Defense Meritorious Service Award
  • Uniformed Services University MHAP Outstanding Faculty Member


2009 Ph.D. in Public Administration, University of Kentucky
2001 M.S. in Health Administration, University of Kentucky
1986 B.S. in Accounting, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Contact Information

P.O. Box 8015
Statesboro, Georgia 30460
Phone: (912) 478-2008
Office: Hendricks Hall


Publications (16)

Abstracts, Conference, and Poster Presentations (11)