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Dr. McDonald

His academic background includes undergraduate degrees in Opticianry and Management. He holds graduate degrees in Health Care Management, Education and the Doctor of Philosophy in Health Sciences, as well as a number of professional certifications, including the prestigious Master of Ophthalmic Optics, and Advanced Certification in Contact Lenses from the National Contact Lens Examiners. He is a member of the Class of 2005 at the Institute for Management and Leadership in Higher Education at Harvard University, and holds a Graduate Certificate in Health Care Risk Management from the University of Florida.

Additional faculty appointments include Contributing Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Walden University where he teaches in the PhD/DBA and Master of Health Administration programs, and mentors doctoral students in the Health Sciences and Health Administration. He is also serves on the adjunct faculty at Logan University in the Doctoral Program, and the Master of Health Administration Program at Southern Illinois University. Prior to joining the faculty at Methodist University he held senior-level administrative positions in the University of North Carolina system, and regularly consults with a number of institutions in the development and implementation of online and off-campus programs.

Dr. McDonald is active in his community, serving on the Board of Trustees of Cape Fear Valley Health Systems, the Southern Regional Area Health Education Center (current chair), and was appointed by the Governor of North Carolina to serve on the Disciplinary Hearing Commission of the North Carolina State Bar. He was most recently appointed by the North Carolina Speaker of the House as a member of the Board of Trustees of Fayetteville State University, an historic HBCU, and constituent member of the University of North Carolina system.

Dr. McDonald is a noted speaker at professional meetings both nationally and internationally and regularly writes for a number of journals. He is active in many professional and civic organizations, including the American College of Health Care Executives, who awarded him the Regents Award for the State of North Carolina in 2016 for his work in Higher Education. He is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration, and serves regularly on certification review teams for Health Administration programs nationwide. He is a member of the editorial review boards for the Frontiers of Public Health, Hospital Topics, and the Journal of Health Administration Education. His latest book (2016) is entitled Strategic Analysis for Health Care; Concepts and Practical Applications, published by Health Administration Press. A second edition will be released in June of 2020.
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