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Dr. Larry E. Leaming, Adjunct Professor

Dr. Larry E. Leaming

"Healthcare and Health Administration is a very dynamic industry. It's challenging and also deeply rewarding. Your decisions and actions will change the lives of people for the better."

Degrees Held:

  • Doctor of Health Administration – Medical University of South Carolina, 2007
  • MS in Health Administration – Central Michigan University, 1989
  • BA in Biology and Chemistry – Augustana College, 1975

Career Highlights:

  • Hospital Chief Executive Officer with 30+ years of experience
  • Health administration educator, lecturer and researcher
  • Faculty appointments and teaching experience at the master's and doctoral level in health administration at the Medical University of South Carolina, A.T. Still University and the University of Northern Colorado

In which online program do you teach?

MBA with an Emphasis in Healthcare Administration

Which classes do you teach online?

MBA 675: Healthcare Systems, MBA 676: Healthcare by the Numbers, MBA 677: Managing Qualitative Issues in Healthcare Organizations

What do you want students to learn in these courses? What is the expected learning outcome?

We expect that students will have a basic understanding about the business of healthcare and current health issues.

What types of projects can online students expect in your courses?

Reading, discussion boards, and papers.

Why did you start teaching?

I started teaching to help prepare the next generation of leaders to advance the cause of quality healthcare.

What advice would you give to those considering this online program?

Healthcare and Health Administration is a very dynamic industry. It's challenging and also deeply rewarding. Your decisions and actions will change the lives of people for the better.

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

"Leadership and Self-Deception" by the Arbinger Institute

Tell us something interesting about yourself that your students might not know about you.

I started out in healthcare as a Registered Respiratory Therapist and moved up in the ranks to the CEO suite. I still keep an active license as a Respiratory Therapist and love making personal rounds on all our hospitals' inpatients and their families, every day.

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