Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration and Biology (part-time); BS, Ursinus College; PhD, Temple University School of Medicine
Dr. Eileen T. Hinks received her BS in biology at Ursinus College in Collegeville, PA and received a PhD in microbiology from the Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. She completed a postdoctoral program in medical microbiology and immunology at Erie County Medical Center. From 1978 through 1988, Dr. Hinks held a variety of positions in a multi-hospital system in the Philadelphia area: Director of Microbiology and Immunology for three suburban hospital laboratories, Laboratory Manager at Rolling Hill Hospital and later, Corporate Laboratory Manager for United Hospitals, Inc. In addition to medical laboratory, infection control, teaching, and administrative responsibilities, Dr. Hinks was an active member, symposium coordinator, and branch officer of the Southeastern PA branch of the American Society for Microbiology.
After a brief family hiatus, Dr. Hinks joined Mary Baldwin’s Baldwin Online and Adult Programs in 1992 as an instructor. She began teaching health care administration courses in 1999 and since 2001 she has been an adjunct assistant professor of health care administration. She teaches a variety of courses including Biology of Women, Epidemiology, Women’s Health Care Issues, Introduction to Public Health, and Public Health Issues. In 2005, she received a faculty development grant through the health care administration program to do original research in the area of pandemic influenza planning in the Roanoke, Virginia area working in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Health. Dr. Hinks is also a part-time instructor in the chemistry and biology departments at Virginia Military Institute where she teaches chemical science for liberal arts majors and a public health course. She has received two faculty mentor awards at VMI for her outstanding teaching.