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Faculty & Staff

CMU has specifically developed a faculty group to directly support the DHA program. This program infrastructure ensures the responsiveness, advisement, and program oversight necessary to promote student success in a rigorous application-based doctoral program. All DHA faculty are members of the graduate faculty at Central Michigan University; this includes both core CMU faculty and visiting faculty from other institutions.

In addition, a program director, a professor in the College of Health Professions, will be responsible for the overall academic coordination of the program, communication with faculty, and serve as a liaison between the cohort and the university.​

DHA Program Team

Steven D. BerkshireSteven D. Berk​shire, EdD, MHA, SPHR, FACHE
Professor/Director, Doctor of Health Administration
College of Health Professions
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Office: 208H Rowe Hall
Phone: (989) 774-2888
E-mail: berks1sd@cmich.edu

Biogr​aphy


Mark CwiekMark Cwiek, J.D., MHA, FACHE
Professor Director, Health Administration Programs
College of Health Professions
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Office: 208E Rowe Hall
Phone: (989) 774-1338
Fax: (989) 773-6041
E-mail: cwiek1ma@cmich.edu 

Biography


Nailya DeLellis Nailya DeLellis, Ph.D., MPH
Assistant Professor, Health Administration Program
College of Health Professions
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Office: 208G Rowe Hall
Phone: (989) 774-7674
E-mail:  delel1no@cmich.edu 

Biography


Lana IvanitskayaLana V. Iva​​nitskaya, Ph.D.
Professor, Health Administration Program
College of Health Professions
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Office: 208D ​Rowe Hall
Phone: (989) 774-1639
E-mail: ivani1sv@cmich.edu 

Biography


James A. JohnsonJames A. Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor, Health Administration Programs College of Health Professions
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Office: 208 Rowe Hall
Phone: (989) 774-3750​
E-mail: johns6ja@cmich.edu

Biography


Bernie KerrBernie Kerr, Ed.D., MHA, FACHE
Professor & Director, Master of Health Administration Program
Health Administration Programs College of Health Professions
Professor, Health Administration Programs College of Health Professions
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Office: 208 Rowe Hall
Phone: (618) 233-0796​
E-mail: kerrj1bj@cmich.edu 

Biography


Lawrence V. Fulton Lawrence V. Fulton, Ph.D., MSStat
Assistant Profe​ssor - Health Organization Management
Rawls College of Business
Texas Tech Un​iversity
Lubbock, TX 79401
Phone: (806) 834-5461
E-mail: larry.fulton@ttu.edu

Bio​graphy


Theresa AmesTheresa Ames
Executive Secretary, Health Administration Programs
College of Health Professions
Central Michigan University
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Office: Health Professions Building 1216
Phone: (989) 774-1351
E-mail: ames1tg@cmich.edu 

Biog​raphy


​Faculty Functions

The functions of the faculty are to:

  • Set the standards, policies, and procedures for the DHA program
  • Conduct admission screening, review, and acceptance criteria
  • Develop, review, constantly revise, and monitor the quality of the curriculum
  • Monitor, evaluate, and refine learning to maximize learning and application potential within a cohort and for individuals in the group
  • Deliver courses, seminars, and materials to participants in the DHA program
  • Instruct courses in the DHA program
  • Serve as major professors (applied dissertation committee chairpersons) and as members on applied dissertation committees
  • Recruit experts in specific content areas as instructors for the program
  • Provide academic and research advisement
  • Recommend appropriate action in cases of academic deficiency for participants in the program
  • Evaluate the professional in the program with regard to course work, seminar participation, group projects and the General Examination
  • Monitor academic integrity and program quality