Chris Calkins, Ph.D.
(Penn State) Executive Director of the Master of Health Administration programs
Dr. Calkins has more than 30 years of experience in health care organizations and education. He brings an applied perspective to many of the health care challenges and policy questions facing the United States today. His perspective is informed by previous roles as Health Portfolio and Engagement Director for Penn State Outreach, Clinical Liaison Officer for the Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Director of Special Projects for the College of Health and Human Development at Penn State, as an educator and through a variety of roles in hospitals and other health care organizations. Dr. Calkins has worked on state health policy plans, independent research projects and has developed courses and conferences on emerging issues in health care delivery.
Catherine Baumgardner, Ph.D., MHA, FACHE
(Ohio State) Lecturer of Health Policy and Administration
Baumgardner's research interests include work engagement, organization development, and culture change, as each support health care organizations in delivering positive customer experiences.
Karen Buhr, Ph.D.
(Carleton) Lecturer of Health Care Administration
Dr. Buhr's research interests include labor economics and health economics and particularly a focus on the intersection of the two disciplines.
Maureen Jones, Ph.D., RN
(Penn State) Senior Instructor and Teaching Assistant Professor
Jones’ teaching and research interests center on leadership competencies and selection, succession planning, career planning, workforce planning, and organization development.
Marianne Hillemeier, Ph.D.
(Michigan) Associate Professor of Health Policy and Administration, Demography, Health Evaluation Sciences, Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Nursing
Hillemeier’s teaching and research focuses on the extent and causes of racial/ethnic health disparities among children and adolescents.
Hengameh Hosseini, Ph.D.
(Marywood University) Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration
Since receiving her doctorate in 2007, Dr. Hosseini has conducted a great deal of research, applying global issues and economic, business, and ethical theories to health care.
Caprice Knapp, Ph.D.
(University of Florida) Senior Lecturer and Associate Research Professor
Knapp’s teaching interests include health economics, maternal and child health, safety net health, and global health.