The faculty of the MHA program bring decades of health care administration experience to the classroom.

Full-time Professors

Adjunct Professors

  • Patrick Abbas

    Patrick AbbasPatrick Abbas

    Information Delivery Executive, USAA Bank

    Mr. Abbas has more than 20 years of experience in financial services and healthcare. He is currently an Information Delivery Executive at USAA Bank in San Antonio, Texas.

    His educational background includes a master's degree in Economics from the University of Delaware, a master's degree in Finance from Université Lumiere Lyon II (France), and a bachelor's degree in Economics with a minor in Information Sciences & Management Information Systems from Université de Reims Champagne-Ardennes (France).

  • Joseph Baar Topinka

    Joseph Baar TopinkaJoseph Baar Topinka

    Assistant Professor, Texas State University School of Health Administration

    Mr. Topinka has more than 20 years of experience of diversified legal and healthcare management experience at a large government medical center and other prestigious medical organizations at the local and corporate levels.

    He is currently an assistant professor at the School of Health Administration at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. Mr. Topinka's experience also includes two years at the U.S. Army-Baylor Graduate Program at Fort Sam Houston.