I am an associate professor and program director for Health Services Administration in the Department of Political Science at Auburn University. 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. I have also taught philanthropic fundraising for the public administration (MPA) program at Auburn, and am active in University outreach to community organizations on fundraising and nonprofit management topics. 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.