James L. Alexander, PhD

James L. Alexander, PhD

Associate Professor/Coordinator of MHA Practicum Services

Health Policy & Management
212 Adriance Lab Rd
1266 TAMU
College Station, TX   77843-1266

Phone: 979.436.9482

Education and Training

  • Bachelors in Business Administration, University of Texas
  • PhD, University of Houston


  • Dr. Alexander was Principle Investigator in a national research project on The State of Rural Health Provider Organizations and Health Professional Shortages.
  • He is on the Board of Directors for the Brazos Valley Area Health Education Center, Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, and also for Burleson County Hospital District.
  • He is also a former CEO of several small rural hospitals in Texas and a founder of the Texas Organization of Rural and Community Hospitals (TORCH).

Teaching Interests

  • Health Policy and Management
  • Capstone Leadership Course
  • Rural Health and Economic Issues including water and wind farms and genetically modified crops

Recent Publications

5 Papers in refereed Journals; 6 Chapters in Books; 8 Articles in other publications; 6 Abstracts; 8 Technical Reports; 3 Scientific Exhibits; 17 Presentations; 4 Workshops Conducted (2001 – 2006); Chapter in Rural Healthy People 2010; HRSA Project: The State of Rural Hospital Nursing & Allied Health Professional Shortages; 2 Rural Community Needs Assessments; 3 Presentations; 3 Abstracts; 3 Contract Reports

(2014) J.L. Alexander, et.al. First in East Texas: The history and legacy of the East Texas Medical Center Regional Healthcare System.
(2015) J.L. Alexander, et.al. The Founding of TORCH: A Brief History of the Spark That Ignited a Great Organization.