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Faculty - Master's in Healthcare Administration Program

Chris McQuillin, J.D.

Chris McQuillin Faculty Bio - Valparaiso University

Christopher McQuillin is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Graduate Studies at Valparaiso University, where he has taught campus-based and online courses including Health Care Law, Legal Issues and Compliance in Health Care, Global Leadership, Forensic Law, and Health Care Leadership. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Wabash College and his Juris Doctor from Valparaiso University School of Law, and has served as a deputy prosecuting attorney and a private practice attorney, focusing on criminal defense and trial work. He also held several positions with the Lake County (Indiana) Sheriff’s Department, including Supervisor of the Drug Unit, Director of the High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) Prosecutor Initiative, Director of the Work Release Program, and Assistant Jail Administrator for the Lake County Jail. As Compliance Officer for the 1,040-bed jail, he focused on vendor contracts, and the delivery of medical and mental health services. He also worked to secure the facility’s accreditation with the National Commission on Correctional Health Care, and supervised the development and implementation of an electronic medical records system to comply with federal standards. As a certified instructor with the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy, he has presented seminars on topics ranging from management skills to workplace stress. His current areas of research include the delivery of mental health and medical treatment in correctional facilities.