Chris Nesser

Director, MHA Program


Research Foci

  • Health Policy
  • Access and Financing of Healthcare Delivery
  • Inter Professional Education and Practice

Hobbies and Interests

  • Mother of two children
  • Enjoys working the yard and being in nature
  • Served 23 years in U.S. Navy
  • Academic Background

    Ph.D. Health Policy and Administration | The Pennsylvania State University

  • Courses Taught

    • Heathcare Finance I and II
    • Healthcare Marketing
    • Healthcare Policy
    • Accounting Concepts
    • Business Statistics
  • Recent Publications

    Dominguez, D. G., Garcia, D.C., LaFrance, K. G., (2013). Developing a New Graduate Program in Healthcare Management: Embracing the Transformation of Healthcare Management Education on a Pathway to Success. Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, V3(1).

    LaFrance, K., Garcia, D., and Dominguez, D. "The Concurrent Graduate Assistantship: Lessons from the Ground Up." Annual Conference of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. June 3-6, 2015 Miami, FL. Peer Reviewed Poster Presentation.

    Nguyen, C., Crocker, A., Garcia, D., Ramirez, M., Valdes, M., and Sarbacker, B. "Campus-wide Awareness of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Among Health Professions. American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting, Academic Pharmacy 2014, July 26-30, 2014, Grapevine, Texas. Peer Reviewed Conference Presentation.

    Decima Garcia, Dan Dominguez, and Kevin LaFrance. "Interprofessional Practice Teams and the Role of the Health Administrator: An Educational Strategy." Annual Conference of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. June 19, 2014, San Antonio, TX. Peer Reviewed Conference Presentation.

  • Professional Experience

    • Hospital Administrator in the U.S. Navy (23 years)
    • Senior Project Manager for Parsons Archectual and Engineering Firm (two years)
    • Retail Manager (two years)