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Jim Hess, EdD

Jim Hess, EdD

Vice Provost of Graduate Programs, OSU Center for Health Sciences


Dr. Hess has 40 years of service within the Oklahoma State University system.  He has served as the Chief Operating Officer and Vice President of the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences and Chief Executive Officer of the OSU Physicians Practice Group.  Dr. Hess also served as the CEO of the OSU Medical Authority, a state public trust supporting the OSU medical school and teaching hospital.  Dr. Hess currently serves as the Interim Vice Provost for Graduate Programs and Chair of the OSU School of Forensic Sciences. He is also a Riata Faculty Fellow in the School of Entrepreneurship.


Dr. Hess’s research in the discipline of healthcare economics as well as emotional intelligence has been published in a number of academic publications.  In addition, he provides consulting services to healthcare organizations in the areas of leadership development, executive mentorship and conflict management.




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