Donna Stewart, Ed.D., holds the title of Professor Emeritus from The University of Southern Mississippi. Her career spanned 32 years teaching Business Technology Education, during which time she also served for 5 years as an administrator. Part of her teaching responsibilities included designing and teaching beginning and advanced medical transcription courses to court reporting majors. As part of a professional internship program offered by the university, she worked part time in three medical offices; as a result, she later contracted with a large hospital in Hattiesburg, MS, to train medical transcriptionists. Dr. Stewart is a member of the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). She serves with the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools as team chair for institutional visits. She resides in Hattiesburg, MS, where she enjoys spending time with her two grandchildren.
Patricia A. Ireland, CMT, AHDI-F, has worked as a medical transcriptionist since 1968 and has been an instructor of medical terminology and medical transcription for over thirty years--teaching in house and now on line since 2000. A certified medical transcriptionist since 1981, Ms. Ireland has worked in various settings, including hospitals, clinics, and doctor's offices, as well as two years overseas in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia plus 1-1/2 years in Kingston, Jamaica. Ms. Ireland currently lives in San Antonio, Texas, with her cats where she is a part-time instructor for the on-line division of Mildred Elley. She is an active member of her professional association, the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI) as well as the Capital Chapter of AHDI in Austin.