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Curriculum Vita for Betsy Goebel Jones, Ed.D.
Associate Professor and Research Coordinator, TTUHSC


  • Fellow, 2010-11, Drexel University School of Medicine
    Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM)
  • Ed.D., 1983, Texas Tech University
    Major: Higher Education; minor: English
    Dissertation title: Toward Reaching the First Class: Graduate Education at Texas Tech University, 1930-1980
  • M.A., 1979, Texas Tech University
    Major: English (American Literature)
  • B.A., 1977, Texas Tech University
    Major: Theatre Arts; minor: English; In Honors Studies

Professional Experience

  • 2009 to present
    Regional Director, Laura W. Bush Institute for Women's Health, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • 2003 to present
    Associate Professor and Research Coordinator, Department of Family & Community Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock
  • 1992 to 2003
    Assistant Professor and Research Coordinator, Department of Family Medicine, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Lubbock
  • 1987 to present
    Instructor, English 2309 by Extended Study, Texas Tech University Division of Continuing Education
  • 1985-1991
    Lecturer, Department of English, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
  • 1984-1985
    Assistant Director of Continuing Education, Baylor College of Dentistry, Dallas
  • 1983
    Part-Time Instructor, El Centro College, Dallas County Community College District, Dallas
  • 1979-1982
    Assistant to the Dean of the Graduate School, Texas Tech University, Lubbock
  • 1977-1979
    Teaching Assistant, Department of English, Texas Tech University, Lubbock

Other Professional Experience

  • Free-lance writing, editing and desktop publishing

Publications and Scholarly Activity

  • Project Director, SPRing Breast Cancer; Site Director, ABC4WT Breast Cancer Community Collaboration project, funded by the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas
  • Project Director, Texas Medicaid Curriculum Project, funded by the Texas Health & Human Services Commission
  • Principal Investigator, Training Docs for the Cure, funded by the Lubbock Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation
  • Project Team, Family Medicine Accelerated Track (F-MAT)
  • Producer, Texas Tech MedCast Podcast Series
  • Web Administrator, Department of Family and Community Medicine (
  • Project Coordinator, WesTRN practice-based research network
  • Author and/or editor of more than 24 scholarly publications in medical, educational or communications journals
  • Author and/or editor of more than 35 professional publications, brochures, and academic reports
  • Participant in 10 research projects involving nutrition, family practice residency issues, and technical writing
  • Presenter of more than 35 scholarly papers at family medicine and communications academic meetings

Community Service

  • Board and Executive Committee Member, Lubbock Chapter of the American Cancer Society, 2005-present
  • Member, Lubbock High School Parent Teacher Student Association, 2005-2006; Project Graduation Chair 2007 and 2008
  • Member, University Medical Center Foundation Board, 2003-present
  • Member, Special Commission for 21st Century Colleges and Universities, 1999-2003
  • Board Member, Lubbock Area Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, 1997-2005; Web Administrator, Lubbock Komen Chapter (; President, 2003-2004; Nominating Chair, 2004-2005
  • Race Chair, Race for the Cure, September 26, 1998
  • President, Lubbock Area Foundation, 2000-2001; Board Member, 1993-1994, 1997-2004
  • President, Junior League of Lubbock, 1996-97
  • Community Development Advisory Committee, City of Lubbock, 1992-1994
  • Member, Junior League of Lubbock, 1987-present
  • Board Member and Chairman, Helen Hodges Educational Charitable Trust, 1988-present
  • Member, Lubbock Alumnae Chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta, 1977-present; President, 1987-1989
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church on the Plains, Vestry, Playschool Board, Vice President, Episcopal Church Women
  • Member, All Saints Episcopal School Parents Group, 1992-present
  • Member, West Texas Museum Association and Women's Council, 1988-present
  • Member, Methodist Hospital M2000 Group, 1992-1999

Awards and Honors

  • Women of Excellence in Science and Medicine, YWCA of Lubbock, 2010
  • Unsung Hero Award, Department of Family Medicine, 2009
  • Distinguished Award for College-Level Credit Correspondence Course (first place for English 2309 Course Materials) by National University Continuing Education Association, February 1993.
  • TTU/TTUHSC Nominee, AAUW Award for Outstanding Young Faculty Women (35 or under), 1991
  • Award of Distinguished Technical Communication, Society for Technical Communication, 1990
  • Outstanding Young Women of America, 1981, 1988 & Notable Women of Texas
  • Phi Kappa Phi, national scholastic honorary
  • Mortar Board, national senior honorary
  • Sigma Tau Delta, national English honorary
  • Alpha Lambda Delta, national freshman honorary
  • Junior Council, Texas Tech University junior honorary
  • Lubbock City Panhellenic Scholar

Research Interests

  • Women's Health
  • Research in family medicine
  • The teaching of technical writing
  • Technical and professional writing
  • Higher education history
  • Contemporary American poetry and fiction
  • Graduate and professional education