Program Chair of Health and Law Departments and Faculty

We are excited to introduce Dr. James Wheeler who’s role at Brighton College is to serve as Program Chair for Health and Law Departments and Faculty.

Please take a moment to get some insight from Dr. Wheeler by learning more about his view on some key topics:

What is your role at Brighton College? Teaching courses in the Legal Nurse Consulting diploma program, and a course in Medical Law & Ethics.  I am Program Chair for Health & Law, since I am a physician and an attorney and have provided medicolegal consulting services over a broad range of topics for 29 years. I also see myself responsible for bringing a ray of sunshine (i.e. the occasional laugh) to my colleagues who work so hard in administration – especially Rene’, Sean and Sam!

What part of your role at Brighton College do you like best? I love watching students get that “aha” moment when the little light bulb goes off above their developing intellects.

Have you taken any online courses? I have taken multiple online courses over 30 years, in chronological order:  real estate, mortgages, construction management, insurance (certificates in five lines of insurance) securities (earned Series 6 and 63 licenses), and Brighton College/The Paralegal Institute’s Legal Nurse Consultant diploma.  I probably should have developed better hobbies…but I do collect centuries-old books in medicine, law and the humanities, and antique games with my children.

What is some advice you would give students attending Brighton College? “Find your nearest Starbucks…”  Just kidding !  Need to be careful with caffeine!  But seriously, online learning is all about an individual learning how to manage their time and effort, as well as their mental acuity and ingestion of information.

Share one of your favorite benefits of Attending Brighton College? I am an old guy, with two doctorates, a master’s, two bachelor’s, and 11 online certificates – I assure you, I know what quality education looks like.  I chose BC/TPI for its quality, its cost-value, its faculty, and its uber-kind staff and administration.  Seriously, I got more emails from my Student Services rep during my LNC program than half my children!

We are fortunate to have Dr. Wheeler in the role of our Program Chair for Health and Law Departments and Faculty. His strong education background includes:

Juris Doctor, University of Houston Law Center; Bachelors of Arts in Biology/Social Relations, Harvard College

  • MD, Baylor College of Medicine
  • MPH, Yale University Schools of Medicine and Public Health
  • Legal Nurse Consultant Diploma, Brighton College/The Paralegal Institute
  • Advanced Mediation Training, American Health Lawyers Association

Again, please join us in welcoming Dr. Wheeler!