Dr. Reid Oetjen is an Associate Professor is the MHA Program Director at the University of Central Florida (UCF). Dr. Oetjen served as the Chair of the Department of Health Management and Informatics at UCF from 2012-2020 and teaches courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Oetjen focuses his teaching on long-term care administration, healthcare quality management, human resources management, and the aging of the population.
Dr. Oetjen has numerous peer-reviewed publications and regularly presents his research at academic and practitioner conferences. His research foci are on long-term care quality, developing tools for healthcare practitioners, and the scholarship of teaching and learning. In addition to his academic experience, Dr. Oetjen served as an Assistant Administrator for a national Skilled Nursing Facility chain and spent 10 years as an operations manager for a major international airline. These professional experiences provide him with a wealth of knowledge and experience dealing first-hand with issues in long-term care settings.
He has served on the Faculty Senate since 2009, including as Chair from 2013-2015, and served on the UCF Board of Trustees from 2013-15. In addition to his university service, he is very active within the College of Community Innovation and Education and the Department of Health Management & Informatics. Reid is also active in several national professional organizations, including the Association of University Programs in Health Administration where he is currently the Chair-Elect.