Dr. Linda Mast is the Program Director for the MHA Competency-Based program and Interim Program Director for the MHA Course-Based program at Walden University. Previously, she was an Associate Professor at Rosalind Franklin University in the College of Health Professions, and the Associate Dean for the Morris Graduate School of Management at Robert Morris University and Senior Fellow at the Robert Morris Teaching Institute.
Linda has 12+ years of online teaching and academic leadership experience in a university setting, and over 20 years of operations and executive administrative experience in the health care industry in the United States and in Central America, including the military, academic medical centers, faculty practice plans, outpatient surgery centers, ambulatory care, community hospitals, and long term care facilities. Her most recent industry experience prior to transitioning to academic administration was the Chief Compliance Officer for the University of Chicago Health System where she was responsible for development and implementation of the institutional corporate compliance program for 8,000 employees, faculty physicians, and staff. During this time, Dr. Mast served on an advisory board to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Mast has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters on a variety of health services, risk management and education methodology subjects. She has conducted national research related to Problem-based learning outcomes, interprofessional collaboration, and continuing education for physicians, and she has taught a variety of graduate and undergraduate health care management courses in both traditional classroom and distance learning modes. Her external consulting projects include development of online courses, and medical malpractice case development for several national law firms. She is board certified as a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives.