Jan Hart, MLS, Ed.D

Jan Hart, MLS, Ed.D

About Jan

Jan Hart, MLS, Ed.D., is a professor/librarian at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Library.  She holds a B.A. in History and Psychology from the University of Kansas, a Masters in Library Sciences from the University of Denver, and a Masters in Education in Instructional Resources from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.  She earned a Doctorate in Education in Higher Education Administration from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2003.  Unpublished dissertation: Web-based distance education and the academic department at metropolitan universities (2003).

Jan joined the UAMS Library faculty in 1980.  She has held various positions in the Library, including head of the Learning Resource Center (1988-2005), and has been Head of Education and Reference Services since 2002 and Library Associate Director since 2005. Prior to joining the UAMS Library, Jan was a librarian at University of Kansas Medical Center (1968-1971), Reed College (1971-1972), and Public School (P.S.) 191 in New York City (1977-1978).

Instructor For

  • Copyright presentations
  • General Library Overview and Awareness


  • Teaching with Technology Committee, Executive Director
  • Academic Computing Advisory Committee
  • Academic Policy Committee
  • 12th Street Wellness Center, Professional Advisory Boared
  • College of Medicine Curriculum Committee, ex-officio
  • Medical Informatics and Bioinformatics Committee, chair
  • Clinical Education Committee
  • Quality Improvement Committee
  • Curriculum Committee, ex officio
  • Critical Thinking/Life Long Learning

Publications & Presentations

Influence of Web-based Distance Education on the Academic Department Chair Role, Kathy K. Franklin,Jan K. Hart. Journal of Educational Technology & Society, 2006, v.9 (1),  pp 213-228.

Questionmark Case Study: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Perception for Tests, Surveys, Evaluations, and Accreditation Self-Study, Questionmark Case Studies, online, with Heather Smith, August 2006.

Idea Generation and Exploration: Benefits and Limitations of the Policy Delphi Research Method, with Kathy K. Franklin, Innovative Higher Education, September 12 2006, pp 1-10.

Dissertation (2003): Web-based Distance Education and Departments at Public Metropolitan Universities through the Eyes of the Chair

The role of computers and technology in health care education. In Petrides, L.A. (2000). Case Studies on Information Technology in Higher Education: Implications for Policy and Practice. Hershey, PA: IDEA Group Publishing.


University of Arkansas, Little Rock, Ed.D. in Higher Education Administration

University of Arkansas, Little Rock, M.ED in Instructional Resources

University of Denver, MLS

University of Kansas, B.A. in History and Psychology