About Janet Houser, Ph.D. In May 2016, Janet Houser, Ph.D. was appointed provost, the chief academic officer of Regis University. Houser serves as acting president in the extended absence of Father Fitzgibbons. Since 2009, Janet has served as Academic Dean of the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions. In the last several years she has taken on additional responsibilities, including Vice Provost for Resource Planning and Interim Academic Dean of the College for Professional Studies. Janet has held other positions at Regis University including Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development in the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, and faculty positions in the Department of Health Services Administration. Prior to her academic career, Janet held administrator-level positions in the Sisters of Mercy Health Systems, including Regional Director of Research and Development, Mercy Health Partners (Ohio), and Regional Director of Research and Development, St John’s Regional Health System (Missouri). She has participated with other Jesuit university leaders in the national Ignatian Colleagues Program. Earlier this year she was honored with the Administrative Excellence in Healthcare Award presented by the Denver Post. Janet’s scholarly interests cover a range of topics in health care, primarily focused on workload measurement systems and evidence-based practice. She has written five books on the subjects of research and evidence-based practice in healthcare. As a statistician, she worked on diverse research projects in healthcare, education, and administration. In her application, Janet writes: “My Regis lives its mission and its graduates are whole people who make a difference in the world. Much is changing and will continue to change, but the heart and soul that is Regis is one I will assure prevails.” Janet earned her Bachelors of Science in Nursing from Pittsburg State University (Kansas), a Master of Nursing in Clinical Pediatrics/Nurse Practitioner from the University of Kansas, a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, Central Michigan University, and a Ph.D. in Applied Statistics and Research Methods from the University of Northern Colorado.