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Bonnie Flynn, Ed.D., MPH, MS


Associate Professor
School of Health and Human Services, CPSA

Programs/Classes Taught:

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Leadership (HCL)

Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM)

Master in Health Services Administration (MHA)

Areas of Expertise:

Online and blended learning

Adult education

Professional writing and editing

Management and leadership


Bonnie Flynn is an Associate Professor at National Louis University (NLU). She teaches courses in health care and general management at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Dr. Flynn holds a Doctorate in Adult and Continuing Education from NLU, a Master in Public Health from Benedictine University, and master degrees in both Adult Education and Written Communication from NLU.  Dr. Flynn’s research primarily focuses on transformative and accelerated learning.

Dr. Flynn has designed and taught courses in blended and online formats and is a certified Quality MattersTM peer reviewer. In service to the profession, she is an active member of the American Association of Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) and past secretary of the Adult Higher Education Alliance (AHEA).

Prior to Dr. Flynn's teaching career, she worked at the Joint Commission, a health care accreditor, for 15 years where she held a variety of positions.

In addition to her disseration which can be accessed on Digital Commons, Dr. Flynn's published works include the following:

Flynn, B. (2016). Writing resumes and cover letters for success. In C. Barker-Stucky & O. Elufiede (Eds.). Writing in the 21st century: Past, present, future. (pp. 95-107). Carnegie Writers, Inc.

Flynn, B. (2017). Mentor the leader - A transformational approach. In R. A. Styron & J. L. Styron (Eds). Comprehensive problem solving and skills development for next generation leaders. (pp. 188-209). IGI Global.


Doctorate in Adult and Continuing Education, National Louis University, 2009. Published dissertation:  Blood, Sweat and Tears:  Insights into the Lived Experiences of Graduates of an Accelerated Undergraduate Degree-Completion Program, a Phenomenological Study. Available at Digital Commons at NLU.

Master in Written Communication, National Louis University. Unpublished thesis (novella):  A Day at the Beach.

Master in Adult Education, National Louis University.

Master in Public Health, Benedictine University.

Research and Interests:

Online and blended learning

Transformative learning

Accelerated learning

Contact Information:


Phone:  630-874-4259


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