Faculty Profile

Karen Lankisch

Adjunct Faculty and Doctoral Faculty Advisor



I have been working in higher education for over 20 years. I have over 10 years of experience working in a variety of healthcare settings. I have a Ph.D. in Education with emphasis on Adult Learning, an M.Ed. in Education as well as a Bachelor of Science in Business, and a Post-Bachelor Certificate in Healthcare Management. I have experience developing online courses and programs. I am a Quality Matters APPQMR workshop facilitator and a Master Peer Reviewer. I have served on the panel of reviewers for the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM) since 2016. I have co-authored two textbooks and is a contributing author for Health Information Technology. My education research interests are emerging technology, online course design, and constructivist approaches to adult education. In healthcare, my area of interest is EHR systems and the quality of healthcare.


Capella University (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Doctor of Philosophy, Education
University of Cincinnati (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Master of Health Informatics, Health Informatics
College of Mount St. Joseph (Cicinnati, Ohio)
Master of Arts, Education
Northern Kentucky University (Highland Heights, Kentucky)
Bachelor of Science, Management


Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist, National Healthcareer Association, Expiration Date: 2023
Certified Health Data Analyst, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Expiration Date: 2022
ICD-10-CM/PCS Trainer Cert., AHIMA Academy for ICD-10, Expiration Date: 2022
Post-Bacc Certificate - Health Information Administration, University of Toledo
Registered Health Information Administrator, American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Expiration Date: 2022

Work Experience

2012 - Present
Franklin University, Adjunct Faculty & Doctoral Faculty Advisor

Publications & Presentations

Lankisch, K. (2022). Using Electronic Health Records.
Lankisch, K. (2022). Our Digital World.
Lankisch, K. (2020). Fraud and Abuse Compliance. Health Information Technology: An Applied Approach. AHIMA Press.
Lankisch, K. (2019, Jul. 31). Developing a Syllabus to Meet Quality Matters Standards. FDI/AOE, Atlanta, GA.
Lankisch, K. (2019, Mar. 31). Engaging your students with technology from day one. AOE/FDI, Atlanta, GA.
Lankisch, K. (2018, Oct. 31). Making the Most of Today's Technology. TAICS Professional Development Day, Nashville, TN.
Lankisch, K. (2018, Jul. 31). Teach Me, Let Me Try, Test Me: Methods for Teaching and Assessing Learning of EHR. FDI/AOE, Indianapolis, IN.
Jordan, J., Lankisch, K., & N/A, N. (2018, Jul. 31). Putting Bloom's to Work: Using a Taxonomy to Create Assignments. FDI/AOE, Indianapolis, IN.
Lankisch, K. (2018, Oct. 31). Essential Strategies for Success in an Online Learning Environment. University of Cincinnati Women’s Mentoring, Cincinnati, OH.
Lankisch, K. (2018, Nov. 30). Can Technology and Caring Co-Exist. Unitek Conference, Fremont, CA.
Lankisch, K. (2017). Fraud and Abuse Compliance. Health Information Technology: An Applied Approach. AHIMA Press.
Lankisch, K. (2017, Oct. 31). Technology in a Backpack.
Lankisch, K. (2016, Oct. 31). From the Back Row to the Front Row: Engaging the Online Learner. E-Learn World, Hawaii.
Lankisch, K. (2015, Jul. 22). Adult Learning Strategies for Health Information Professionals. AHIMA AOE/FDI, Austin Texas.
Lankisch, K. (2012, Aug. 3). Integrating Web-based Training and Assessment Tools in an Online Course. Oklahoma Summer Conference, Oklahoma City.
Lankisch, K. (2012, Mar. 31). There's an App for That. Asheville, NC.
Lankisch, K. (2010, Nov. 30). Exceptional Teaching Ideas in Action. MCI/ECPI, Newport News, VA.
Lankisch, K. (2010, Oct. 31). How to Communicate Virtually With Your Online Students. Lilly Conference, Traverse City, MI.
Lankisch, K. (2010, Jun. 30). Virtual Communications. International Conference on E-Learning in the Workplace, Columbia University, New York City.