I am an associate professor of health services administration and serve as the chair for the Department of Political Science at Auburn University. I previously served as the program director for Health Services Administration. My teaching interests and expertise include strategic management, introduction to health care systems, health information systems and technology, healthcare quality management, and health insurance and reimbursement.
My research focuses primarily on the strategic management of healthcare organizations and nonprofit organizations, including fundraising performance, organizational performance, and governance. Prior to launching a career as a college professor, I spent 25 years working in development, public relations, and management for nonprofit organizations in health care, higher education, and the fine arts.
I have been a member of AUPHA since my days as a doctoral student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Since joining the faculty at Auburn in 2010, I have been an active AUPHA volunteer serving on and chairing undergraduate certification review teams, serving two terms as a member of the Undergraduate Program Committee, and participating on multiple task forces examining various issues related to undergraduate programs. I was honored to be chosen to serve on the AUPHA board in 2021 and elected to serve as Secretary in 2022. My other professional affiliations include ACHE, MGMA, HIMSS, ARNOVA, and the Academy of Management.