Jeannine Matz

Jeannine Matz

Jeannine Matz, PhD
Program Chair, Health Sciences and General Education
(515) 643-6703

Office Location

Office Hours
By appointment

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239


  • BA, Saint Mary’s University
  • MS, University of North Dakota
  • PhD, University of North Dakota

Courses Taught

  • Physiology
  • Anatomy
  • Pathophysiology
  • Healthcare Administration

Professional Memberships

  • Beta Beta Beta Zoological Honor Society
  • Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society
  • American Physiological Society
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society
  • Iowa Physiological Society
  • Society of Osteopathic Medical Educators
  • American Council of Academic Deans

Professional Projects/Research Interests

  • Heat Shock Proteins
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Education Scholarly Activities
  • Quality of Life
  • Pathways to Healthcare Careers


  • Owens, K., Doyle M., & Matz, J. (September 13, 2018). English language learners’ voices. Faculty Focus – Higher Ed Teaching & Learning,
  • Doyle, Martha, Jeannine Matz and Kristine Owens. Summer Institute Teaching and Learning Conference Best Practices in Fostering Student Engagement: “Engaging and Supporting English Language Learners: A Needs Assessment” on July 11, 2017 at Des Moines Area Community College in Ankeny, IA.
  • Martha Doyle, PhD, Kris Owens, EdD, and Jeannine Matz, PhD presented at the IDEA 2017 conference in Cedar Falls (Iowa Developmental Education Association) on October 26 and 27, 2017 on the research entitled, “Engaging and Supporting English Language Learners: Student and Faculty Voices”

Community Service Involvement

  • Catechist at SS John and Paul Catholic Church, Altoona, IA
  • Pastoral Council for SS John and Paul Catholic Church
  • Board Member of Kids Klub for Southeast Polk Schools

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Mercy College of Health Sciences has been transforming students into healthcare professionals since 1899. Located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, we offer master's degreesbachelor’s degrees, associate degrees, certificate programs, and continuing education courses.

Mercy College is the only private Catholic college in central Iowa and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), in addition to numerous programmatic accreditors.

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