Dr. Douglas A. Mains

Executive Director, Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness
Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Health Behavior and Health Systems


Dr. Douglas Mains


Education & experience:
I earned the Bachelor of Arts in Humanities, Master of Public Affairs and Master of Business Administration degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and a Doctorate in Public Health from the University of Texas Houston School of Public Health. I served as Manager for Planning and Evaluation with the City of Dallas Department of Health and Human Services and as a management consultant with West Hudson and Co. where I assisted hospitals in the development of management processes to improve productivity and reduce costs.

I currently serve as the Executive Director, Accreditation and Institutional Effectiveness in the Office of Organizational Excellence at UNT Health Science Center. My primary responsibilities include institutional accreditation, assessment, and institutional effectiveness. I came to UNTHSC in 1997 as an initial faculty member in the MPH program and helped to create the School of Public Health.

Teaching Areas & Public Health Interests:
I have taught several courses within the School of Public Health, including:  Introduction to Health Administration; Public Health Program Planning and Evaluation; Advanced Program Design and Evaluation; Capstone; Managed Care; Lean Concepts for Healthcare and Public Health; and Organizational Management.

Professional Activities & Awards:
Professionally, I regularly attend annual meetings related to institutional accreditation, including the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) Annual Meeting and Summer Institute and sometimes attend meetings related to institutional reporting, such as the Association for Institutional Reporting (AIR) and Southern Association for Institutional Reporting (SAIR).

Scholarly Interests:
I am not a researcher, however, I am interested in process improvement, academic program assessment, and institutional effectiveness. I devote my time to keeping up with current developments in these areas and provide education to faculty and staff as required.

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