Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson

Kelly Johnson, MHIIM, RHIA, ARRT, RT (S), (VS)
Director Health Information Technology

Office: MM 112
Phone: 217-554-1678


  • Master of Science, Health Informatics and Information Management, University of Tennessee
  • Bachelor of Science,  Radiologic Science, Midwestern State University
  • Professional Teacher State Licensure (STEM), Educator Preparation Institute, Gulf Coast State College
  • Associate in Applied Science,  Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound, Gulf Coast State College

Teaching Philosophy and Practice:

Honesty and humility in the classroom builds trust, relationships, and thus an ideal environment for learning. If my students can see that when I come across something that I don’t have a full understanding of but I’m honest enough to admit that and then put in the work to be able to understand the subject better, it sets a good example for them and builds trust as well as a relationship. When my student believes that I do care about them, their goals, their future, their feelings and their accomplishments they’re more willing to extend themselves even if they may at first be hesitant. In the classroom I believe it’s always best to discover what my students’ current comprehension and understanding is which enables me to identify what is needed to build a framework to bridge to the next important concept. Tailoring the content in this flexible way leads to more successes for each student and encourages discovery.

Our Health Information Technology program is designed to prepare our students for the rewarding and challenging field they will enter. The program is carefully planned and implemented to ensure each student is prepared for certification which increases job opportunities, professional development, and greater earning potential.