Dr. Michael H. Kennedy, FACHE, arrived at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler on January 23, 2017 to begin service as an Associate Professor in the Department of Healthcare Policy, Economics and Management in the School of Community and Rural Health. He has 42 years’ experience in teaching and health services administration that have been divided between academic positions and operational assignments in the military health system as a human resources manager, equal opportunity advisor, ambulatory care administrator, and other positions of leadership culminating as the Chief Operating Officer of a small military hospital.

In past academic assignments, Dr. Kennedy has served as Director of the Health Services Management Program at East Carolina University, Director of the Doctor of Health Administration Program at Central Michigan University, and Associate Professor in the Health Services Administration Program at Slippery Rock University. Dr. Kennedy was also Deputy Director of the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration where he was twice selected by the students as Instructor of the Year.

Dr. Kennedy is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He was appointed as Chair of the Department of Healthcare Policy, Economics and Management in the School of Community and Rural Health at UTHSCT on September 1, 2018.

Education & Training

Rensselaer Polytechnic University
PhD, Decision Sciences and Engineering Systems, 1992
Rensselaer Polytechnic University
MS, Operations Research and Statistics, 1990
Baylor University,
MHA, 1985
Webster University,
MA, Public Administration, 1978
North Carolina State University
BA, Psychology, 1976

Courses Taught

HPEM 5360 - Quality Improvement and Efficacy in Health
HPEM 6340 - Leadership Foundations & Strategies for Health Organizations
HPEM 6380 - Integrative Health Enterprise Analytics and Decision Making
PBHL 5330 - Health Policy, Administration and Management

Research Interest

Modeling health care systems Simulation Quality Developing practical tools for decision-makers

Publication Highlights

Kennedy, M. H., Wood, K. H., Ledlow, G. (2018). Administrative applications supporting healthcare delivery. In R.Nelson & N. Staggers (Eds.). Health Informatics: An Interprofessional Approach (2nd ed.). Maryland Heights, MO: Elsevier.
Barbera, S. A, Berkshire, S. D., Boronat, C. B., and Kennedy M. H. (2017). Review of undergraduate student retention and graduation since 2010: Patterns, predictions, and recommendations for 2020. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice. First published online, 1–24.
Kennedy, M.H., Cellucci, L.W., Peters, C., and Woodruff, E.W. (Winter 2017). An examination of cases in the classroom: How faculty use case studies for teaching. Business Case Journal, 24(2), 1-19.
Cellucci, L.W., Peters, C., Kennedy, M., and Woodruff, E. W. (2016). Cases in the classroom: Part C. Journal of Case Studies, 34 (2), 1-10.