Meet Our Bachelors in Healthcare Administration Faculty

Stephanie Donovan, Ed.D.

Stephanie Donovan

Stephanie Donovan

Associate Provost, Academic Affairs

Ed.D., Delaware Valley University
M.B.A., LaSalle University
B.H.S., Gwynedd-Mercy College
A.S., Gwynedd-Mercy College

Subject Areas: Strategic Planning, Organizational Development, Leadership and Management, Electronic Health Records, Health Law

Professor Stephanie Donovan serves as Associate Provost, Academic Affairs, and Professor in the Health Programs division at Peirce College. In this role, she oversees faculty orientation and professional development; instructional delivery including learning systems that support and advance instruction; curricular listings in alignment with academic offerings, and academic assessment; and supporting students and faculty in the undergraduate healthcare-related degree and certificate programs.  

Professor Donovan has worked in the outpatient setting and has spent the majority of her career teaching in accredited Health Information Management degree programs. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Information Administration from Gwynedd-Mercy College (now Gwynedd-Mercy University), a Master of Business Administration degree with a specialization in Management of Information Systems from LaSalle University, and her doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Delaware Valley University, where her dissertation research focused on disruptive innovation in higher education.

She has held leadership positions at the local, state, and national levels of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) and recently served as the president of the Pennsylvania Health Information Management Association (PHiMA).  Past leadership contributions of note include serving as State Advocacy Coordination for  PHiMA, which involved coordination and participation in Hill Day in Washington, DC advocating for healthcare reform. She also served as an appointed member of the AHIMA Council for Excellence in Education which was assembled to establish standards for HIM education curricula. She currently serves on Albert Einstein's Institutional Review Board (IRB) as a secondary reviewer for research involving human subjects.

In her spare time, Professor Donovan enjoys spending time with her family in Cape May, NJ, and traveling, especially to Kennebunkport and Bar Harbor, Maine.

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    The faculty members of Peirce College's Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration degree ready graduates for employment in administrative and management positions in hospitals, ambulatory care settings, healthcare insurance companies, non-profit organizations and government agencies. Our professors focus on developing culturally competent and ethically responsible healthcare leaders capable of managing and improving dynamic healthcare systems.

    In your first course in the program, the faculty will introduce you to the basics of healthcare administration, teaching you broad lessons on healthcare management, strategic planning, marketing, finance, health disparities, ethics, law and risk management. Next, the faculty will explore how healthcare is delivered in the United States, teaching you about our complex healthcare delivery system and how it has evolved over the years. You'll learn from the faculty how services, policy, resources, costs and benefits are developed and delivered to the public.

    And because today's healthcare customers are extremely diverse, our professors will also explore how cultural competencies in healthcare, empowering you to perform effectively and ethically in cross-cultural situations.

    Some of the more advanced courses the faculty teach involve healthcare law and ethics, public and community health, health policy and healthcare finances. In the Healthcare Administration degree capstone course, your professor will guide you through a broad review of the business and healthcare educational knowledge, skills and competencies you've learned to date. This background will prepare you for a variety of healthcare administration and related professional roles.

    The faculty will ensure you leave the program with a healthcare administration portfolio as well as personal branding tools to secure or advance a position in the healthcare field.

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