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Dr. Lynette Williamson is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu.
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Mathematics, Natural and Health Sciences
Assistant Professor and Program Director HIM

Dr. Lynette M. Williamson, MBA, RHIA, CCS, CPC, FAHIMA is currently an Assistant Professor within the Math, Natural & Health Science Division at the University of Hawai'i-West O'ahu.  Additionally, she serves as the Health Information Management (HIM) Program Director. 

She teaches a variety of courses related to HIM, medical coding, and healthcare administration.  Previously she served as Program Director for the Medical Coding Specialist Certificate Program at Santa Barbara City College (SBCC).  Additionally, Dr. Williamson has served in various volunteer capacities including the RHIT Exam Construction Committee, Peer Reviewer for CAHIIM, CAHIIM Board member, and most recently a member of CAHIIM’s HIM Accreditation Council.  In 2011 Dr. Williamson was awarded fellowship from AHIMA and in 2017, she received the Merit Scholarship for Leadership from AHIMA.  Currently, she is serving on the Commission on Certification for Health Informatics and Information Management (CCHIM). 


Ed.D. Educational Leadership, Higher Education Concentration

Gwynedd Mercy University, Gwynedd Valley PA, May 2018

MBA with Concentration in Global Management

University of Phoenix, Philadelphia Campus, September 2001

Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management

Florida International University, June 1995

Professor & Program Director: Santa Barbara City College, August 2008 to July 2019

Program Director & Adjunct Faculty: Camden County College, August 2009 to 2014

Adjunct Faculty: Kaplan Continuing Education, 2007 to 2011

Adjunct Faculty: Davenport University Online, 2006 to 2007

Medical Record Consultant: Providence Day Care Center, 2005

Adjunct Faculty: Thomas Jefferson University, College of Health Professions, 2002 to 2004

ACC 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting

HLTH 242 Medical Terminology

HIM 201 Health Information Management Theory & Practice

HIM 203 Health Informatics and Information Systems

PUBA 101 Introduction to Health Care Administration , Fall 2019

PUBA 301 Health Care Administration, Fall 2019

Williamson, L. (2020). Research and Data Analysis. In N.B. Sayles and L. L Gordon (Eds.), Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach, 6th edition (pgs. 391-428). AHIMA Press

Bowe, H. & Williamson, L. (2020). Healthcare Information. In N.B. Sayles and L.L. Gordon (Eds.), Health Information Management Technology: An Applied Approach, 6th edition (pgs. 363-390). AHIMA Press

Green, M. & Williamson, L. (2009). 3-2-1 Code It!, 2nd edition. Delmar Cengage Learning. 

Green, M. & Williamson, L. (2009). 3-2-1 Code It! Workbook, 2nd edition. Delmar Cengage Learning. 

Green, M. & Williamson, L. (2006). 3-2-1 Code It!. Delmar Cengage Learning. 

Green, M. & Williamson, L. (2006). 3-2-1 Code It! Workbook. Delmar Cengage Learning.

Williamson, L. (2006). Inpatient Coding. In S.L. Johnson and C. McHugh (Eds.), Understanding Medical Coding: A comprehensive guide, 2nd edition. Thomson Delmar Learning. 

Student engagement
Use of videos in online courses

Spencer Foundation: Covid 19 Research Special Grant - Indigenous Knowledge Education (IKE) and the Rapid Remote Learning Pivot. Awarded July 2020.

American Evaluation Association Minority Serving Institution (MSI) Fellowship 2020-2021

Fellow of the American Health Information Management Association (FAHIMA), Awarded September 2011

Student engagement and learning preferences in an online health information technology course with asynchronous instructor-created videos. 

Health Information Management

Medical Coding

Business, Global Management

Distance Education

Williamson, L. (2020, April 29). Changes in Health Care Delivery and Policy Due to Coronavirus Pandemic. COVID19 Speaker Series, University of Hawai’i West O’aho.

Bowe, H., & Williamson, L. (2020, August 4). Engage: Energize your online courses as a Gateway to Generate Student Success! [Conference Session]. Assembly on Education (AoE), Live streamed.

Romaine, R., & Williamson, L. (2020, August 5). POGIL: A different approach for projects, discussions, and activities to energize students. [Conference Session]. Assembly on Education (AoE), Live streamed.

Williamson, L. (2019, July). Visual Communication Pathways. Assembly on Education (AoE), Atlanta, GA.

Bowe, H., Gordon, L., & Williamson, L. (2019, July). Widening the Paths that encourage a faculty development culture. AoE, Atlanta, GA.

Dissertation Panel, May 2018, Montgomery County Community College

AoE 2017, Lightning Sessions: Innovations in HIM and HI Education: So, what is different about   teaching online?

International Research Methods Summer School (IRMSS), Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Ireland. May 2017, Dissertation Presentation Contest.

SBCC On-Campus Professional Development, Reflections on Humanizing e-learning, Co-Presenter with Denise Harrison, Chair of HIT/CIM department, 01/12/2017

AoE 2016, CAHIIM Case Studies, Presentation with Hertencia Bowe, Ed.D., RHIA, FAHIMA and Leslie     Gordon, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA

AoE, July 21, 2015, Mastering your career: moving beyond a bachelor’s degree, Presentation with Hertencia Bowe, Ed.D., RHIA and Leslie Gordon, MS, RHIA, FAHIMA

CAHIIM Workshop, Curriculum and Syllabi Fundamentals of Program Development, Chicago IL, July 18, 2015

CAHIIM Workshop, Distance Education, Chicago IL, July 18, 2015

CAHIIM Workshop, Curriculum and syllabi construction – Baltimore, MD, July 25, 2013, Atlanta GA, October 26, 2018, and Chicago IL, July 26, 2014

Faculty Development Institute (FDI), CAHIIM Program, Chicago IL, July 27, 2014

International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA), Online Teaching, Making the Connection, May 13, 2013, Montreal Canada, Panel Discussion with Leslie Gordon, MS, RHIA and Tracy Locke, MS, RHIA      

AoE, Linking to all Faculty (including adjuncts!), July 22, 2013, with Shawna Sweeney, MSHI, RHIA, CCS

Faculty Development Institute (FDI), CAHIIM Update, Orlando FL, July 22, 2012

AoE, Communication in a Technological Age, Orlando FL, July 23, 2012 with Leslie Gordon, MS, RHIA University of Alaska Southeast

Alaska Health Information Management Association (AKHIMA) meeting, ICD-10-CM/PCS Preview, May 2010, Anchorage, Alaska

AKHIMA meeting, CPT Workshop, May 2010, Anchorage, Alaska

Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHIMA) annual meeting, Panel Discussion,    ICD-9-CM Coding Clinic, May 2010, Hershey, PA

PHIMA annual meeting, ICD-10-CM/PCS Preview, May 2010, Hershey, PA

AoE, ACCP: Getting your Coding Program Approved, New Orleans, LA, July 2010

AoE, Enhancing Your Online Courses, New Orleans, LA, July 2010

AKHIMA meeting, CPT Workshop 2, October 2010, Anchorage, Alaska

International Federation of Health Records Organization (IFHRO), Enhancing Your Online Courses, Milan Italy, November 2010


AHIMA Merit Scholarship for Leadership

Awarded 2017

Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI)

 Human Subjects Research (HSR) Social & Behavioral IRB Members – 07/31/2020 to 07/31/2023. 

Information Privacy & Security (IPS) Social and Behavioral IRB Members – 07/28/2020 to 07/28/2023.

Information Privacy & Security (IPS) Non-Exempt Biomedical Researchers and Key Personnel – 07/28/2020 to 07/28/2023.

NIH, Research Training, October 2017

Certified Coding Specialist (CCS), September 2002

Certified Professional Coder (CPC), June 1996

Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA), November 1995

American Evaluation Association (AEA)

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)

International Federation of Health Information Management Associations (IFHIMA)

WAVE - Working Alliance during this Covid Experience (Pilot initiative under PIKO Grant)  

Multi-Modalities Teaching and Learning Work Group, Member (Summer 2020)

Student Research and Creative Works Symposium, Volunteer (Fall 2019, Spring 2020)

Presenter, Virtual Transfer and Alumni Reception for Registered Students (June 2020)

Presenter, HLTH 117 Survey of Health Professions (Feb 19, June 18, & July 2, 2020)

Guest Presenter (PUBA 446), UHWO Community Contact Training Program, June, July, August 2020)

New Faculty Orientation, Guest Speaker, 08/18/2020

Distance Education Committee (2019 to present)