Dr. Jacqueline McGrath Promoted to Professor at American College of Healthcare Sciences Specializing in Herbal Medicine and Integrative Health

Portland, Oregon, February 22, 2024 – American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS) is proud to announce the promotion of Dr. Jacqueline (Jacqui) McGrath from Associate Professor to Professor as of January 2024. This promotion recognizes Dr. McGrath’s expertise in herbal medicine and integrative health, her contributions to supporting student and graduate success, and her service to the ACHS community over the past six years.


“I am thrilled to support Dr. McGrath’s well-deserved promotion, which is a testament to her unwavering dedication to academic excellence and her deep commitment to herbal medicine and integrative health. Her contributions to ACHS, particularly in fostering a learning environment that is both supportive and innovative, have immensely enriched the experiences of our students and faculty. Dr. McGrath’s advancement to Professor reflects her professional achievements and expertise and her vital role in shaping the future of holistic health education at ACHS and the global community. We look forward to her continued leadership and inspiration in our academic community.” Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Tiffany Rodriguez


As part of her ongoing pursuit of excellence in education and practice, Dr. McGrath engages in ongoing professional development, demonstrating her commitment to being at the forefront of her field and a leader in learning and teaching at ACHS. Finally, Dr. McGrath actively engages in professional organizations along with all ACHS faculty, demonstrating her commitment to staying current with advancements in her field, fostering collaboration, and enhancing her teaching methodologies to ensure the highest standards of education for her students.


As a recipient of ACHS’s Distinguished Teaching Award, Dr. McGrath’s dedication and effectiveness in the classroom are supported by the experiences shared by her students and the projects she collaborates on with colleagues at ACHS. Dr. McGrath’s service to ACHS extends beyond the classroom. Her leadership on the Sustainability Committee and Assessment Leadership Council has been invaluable, contributing to the college’s mission of promoting sustainable practices and academic excellence.

In addition, Dr. McGrath’s scholarly contributions, including webinars, publications, and projects such as “Nature Cures: Power of Ecotherapy,” “Plastic Free: Healthy Body, Healthy Earth,” and “Oceans of Plastic – A Global Problem with Local Solutions,” have enriched both our academic community and the broader global communities we serve.


“Dr. Jacqui, as she is fondly referred to by students and colleagues, encourages students to be curious in the classroom, explore new ideas, and always consider sustainability and community health in their practice. We are proud to have a faculty member who is so committed to our mission and vision and seeing her students thrive,” shares ACHS President Tracey Abell. 


As Professor, Dr. McGrath will continue to participate in assessment projects, engage with industry organizations, and contribute as a distinguished member of the ACHS faculty.


About ACHS:

The American College of Healthcare Sciences (ACHS), located in Portland, Oregon, is an accredited college specializing in online holistic health, integrative health, and aromatherapy education. Founded in 1978, ACHS offers a range of certificate, diploma, and degree programs in complementary alternative medicine disciplines. ACHS is dedicated to providing exceptional online education based on evidence-based research, with an emphasis on sustainability and global stewardship.


For questions about this press release or to schedule an interview, please contact Tracey Abell at [email protected]