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Health Care Faculty

Our faculty are a unique blend of researchers, educators and professionals who are proven experts in their fields. 

Sandra Collins, Professor, Program Director

Health Care Management, Health Administration, Health Informatics

Education:

  • PhD – Workforce Education and Development. Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2010.
    Masters of Business Administration specializing in Management of Information Systems, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2003.


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Sandra Collins ASA 134
Phone: 618-453-8802
skcollin@siu.edu

Candida Constantine-Castillo, Clinical Assistant Professor

Health Care Management, Health Administration, Health Informatics

I have three decades of nursing experience ranging from critical care and emergency trauma to executive nursing leadership.  I have served in administrative roles as Chief Operating Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, and am currently the Chief Executive Officer for an acute care hospital in my community.. Healthcare Leadership is my passion!

I have had the pleasure of serving as academic faculty for undergraduate and graduate programs for since 2009 and have enjoyed the opportunity to connect with learners across the country. 



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Mitchell Dierkes, Assistant Lecturer

Health Care Management

I teach US Health Care Systems, Accreditation and Compliance, Strategy and Marketing, Long Term Care Administration, and health policy and politics. I love interacting with my students and love seeing them learn and take something away from the course! It's so satisfying! Research interests include Physician Burnout. In my free time, I enjoy watching sports, playing pickleball and golf, boating, fishing, and spending time with friends and family.



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Mitchell Dierkes

ASA 114 A
Phone: 618-453-8828
mitchell.dierkes@siu.edu

Steven Fasko, Lecturer

Health Care Management, Health Administration, Health Informatics

Education:

  • Doctor of Health Administration, Central Michigan University, 2016
  • Master of Business Administration, Saint Ambrose University, 2003


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Anthony Fleege, Associate Professor

Mortuary Science and Funeral Services, Health Care Management

At SIU Since 1999

Education:

  • Master of Business Administration, College of Business and Administration, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Health Care Management, Department of Health Care Professions, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, 1997
  • Associate of Applied Science, Magna Cum Laude, Mortuary Science and Funeral Service, Department of Health Care Professions, College of Technical Careers, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, 1995


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SIU Anthony Fleege

Office: ASA 116
Phone: 618-453-5698
splash@siu.edu

Bruce Lazar, Lecturer

Health Care Management, Health Administration, Health Informatics

Dr. Bruce Lazar has worked as a healthcare executive, domestic/global consultant, researcher, educator, and lecturer. His career span includes teaching, lecturing, and working with organizational leaders to stabilize and transform operations within various organizations. He has a passion for research and has earned a Master of Business Administration and a Doctorate in Management. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, spending time with my family, volunteering, fostering animals, and finding a good cup of coffee.



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Xiaoli Li, Assistant Professor

Health Care Management

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Health Services Research, University of North Texas, 2023.
  • Ph.D. in Culture Studies, Communication University of China, 2008.
  • Master of Media Arts, Communication University of China, 2005.


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Cristian Lieneck, Lecturer

Health Care Management, Health Administration, Health Informatics

Dr. Lieneck has over 10 years of practical experience in the field of healthcare administration with a strong focus in medical group practice management (physician practice administration) - and over a decade of preparing future healthcare leaders in higher ed.



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Frankie Lyons, Clinical Assistant Professor

Health Care Management, Health Administration, Health Informatics

Education:

  • Ed.D. in Education, North Carolina State University, 2012;
  • Master of Health Administration, University of North Carolina-Charlotte, 2003;
  • Bachelor of Science in Radiologic Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1982.


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Warren McDonald, Lecturer

Health Care Management, Health Administration, Health Informatics

Dr. McDonald is an internationally recognized educator, consultant and practitioner. H recently retired from his long time position as a tenured full professor and chair of the Department of Health Administration at Methodist University. He is also Chief Executive Officer of McDonald and Associates, LLC, a consulting firm dedicated to improving individuals and organizations through leadership development. He is a Registered Optician in the State of North Carolina, and serves as a consultant to a number of ophthalmic and general health care organizations in the areas of staff training and development, and practice management.



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Jacqueline Nash, Assistant Lecturer, HCM Internship Coordinator, and MHA/MHI Academic Advisor

Health Care Management

Education:

  • Master of Health Administration, Southern Illinois University, December 2021.
  • B.S. in Health Care Management, Southern Illinois University, May 2019.


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Jacqueline Nash ASA 114 A
Phone: 618.453.8874
jacqueline.nash@siu.edu

Jim Oberhofer, Visiting Assistant Professor

Health Care Management

Education:

  • Master's Degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Colorado, Denver in 1986.

Areas of interest include the economics of health care and long term care, licensed as a Nursing Home Administrator in Colorado. Has been teaching for SIU since 1988.



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Eric Osman, Clinical Instructor of Physical Therapist Assistant and Health Care Management

EDUCATION

  • Southern Illinois University, BS Physical Education 1996
  • Northwestern University, Master of Physical Therapy 1998
  • Governors State University, Master of Health Administration 2004

LICENSURE/CERTIFICATIONS

  • Physical Therapist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Matheson trained Functional Capacity Evaluator


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Eric Osman Office: ASA 126C
Phone: 618.453.4803
Email: eosman32@siu.edu

Thomas Shaw, Professor

Health Care Management, Health Administration, Health Informatics

Education:

  • PhD – Workforce Education and Development. Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2005.
  • Masters of Business Administration. Amber University, 1990.
  • Diploma – Mortuary Science and Funeral Services, 1982.


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Thomas Shaw ASA 123
Phone: 618-453-7217
saja@siu.edu

David Sheets, Lecturer

Health Care Management

Education:

  • Master in Business Administration, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1991.
  • Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC)
  • Certified Risk Manager (CRM).


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