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About Janet Houser, Ph.D.

Dr. Janet Houser is Provost at Regis University in Denver, Colorado. Since joining Regis in 2000, Dr. Houser has been faculty in Health Services Administration, Associate Dean for Research, Dean of the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, and Vice Provost for Resource Planning. Regis University is the only Jesuit, Catholic University in the Rocky Mountain West, serving more than 10,000 students in classrooms and online.

“I came to Regis because I fell in love with teaching during my doctoral work, and I fell in love with values-based organizations early in my career. Working for 22 years for the Sisters of Mercy and now 20 for the Jesuits, I know that I have been fortunate to find jobs with work that fits my nature and an organization that supports my values. Regis is my home.”

Dr. Houser is currently serving as Chairman of the Board for the Colorado Health Foundation, a $2.6 billion foundation and the largest in Colorado. She has published six books and has more than 30 publications in journals and books. Dr. Houser continues to be active in research and has been a presenter at regional, national and international research conferences. Mostly recently, she was the invited speaker at the Harvard Faculty Club’s conference on women in executive leadership.

Dr. Houser has degrees in healthcare and a Ph.D. in applied statistics and research methods. She has taught healthcare students from undergraduate through doctoral level, primarily in the subjects of biostatistics and quantitative methods.

“After 13 years of college and a career spanning 45 years, I have learned not to plan too much. Look for opportunities in places where others don’t look, or even avoid. Grab those opportunities even if it requires you to be a bit overconfident. Constantly rely on your fundamental values to guide you, and you will find your calling.”

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