, DHSc, PA-C
Director of the Physician Assistant Program
Physician Assistant Program
Jennifer Hixon began her career as a PA in 1985 with the completion of the Hahnemann University (Philadelphia, PA) Physician Assistant Program. Her clinical practice in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine led her to become the medical provider for the United States field hockey team: this resulted in many international tours and ultimately the Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea.
After moving back home to Massachusetts, Dr. Hixon became a faculty member and program director at the Springfield College Physician Assistant Program, for eight of her 11 years at Springfield College. Because of her interest in leadership, she was elected by her colleagues as Vice President of the Faculty Senate. She also served as the President of the Massachusetts Association of Physician Assistants, and served as the Continuing Medical Education chairperson and served as the House of Delegates representative on the Board of Directors.
Dr. Hixon completed a Master of Science in Industrial Psychology from Springfield College (Springfield, MA) and a Doctorate of Health Sciences from Nova Southeastern University (Ft. Lauderdale, FL). She has been a local, regional and national speaker in the area of orthopedics, leadership, and the Physician Assistant Profession. Since 2000, she has served as a site reviewer for the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant.
Most recently, Dr. Hixon was the Dean and Associate Professor of the Physician Assistant Program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.