Dasantila (Tila) Sherifi, PhD, MBA, RHIA
Tila is Assistant Professor and HIM Program Director at Rutgers School of Health Professions. She has over 20 years of teaching experience in higher education and loves combining some of the traditional methods (such as hands-on activities) with new technologies and tools into her teaching. She believes that a greater learning experience happens when students are challenged beyond their comfort zone. Tila earned a PhD in Health Services with specialization in Public Health Policy from Walden University, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Information Administration from Gwynedd Mercy College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from University of Tirana, Albania, and an Advanced Management Certificate from University of Nebraska. In addition to teaching, Tila worked as a Quality Management Analyst at Holy Redeemer Hospital, Discharge Analyst at Fox Chase Cancer Center, Admissions Counselor at Gwynedd Mercy College, Research Assistant at Merck & Co, Inc., faculty of business and economics courses at Shkodra University and Director of Business Assistance Center at Shkodra University, Albania. She has volunteered in various capacities for AHIMA, the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association, and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association.