PhD, MEd, MBA, MHum, MCHES
Associate Clinical Professor, Assistant Dean of Academic and Student Affairs
Health Administration Department
Bellet Building, Rm. 226
Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MBA, MHum, MCHES, is assistant dean of academic and student affairs and clinical associate professor of Health Services Administration in the College of Nursing and Health Professions.
Dr. Gambescia has held a number of educational leadership roles eventually serving as a vice president in a metro and multi-state division for two of the largest national voluntary health agencies (American Cancer Society and American Heart Association). He has more than 20 years of experience in the field of health promotion/disease prevention. His research interests have been in tobacco control, chronic disease risk awareness/prevention, and broadly in health communications. His research interests in higher education include continuing professional education program development, evaluation, credentialing, and in distributed learning. He has co-authored a recently published book on Managing a Public Speaker Bureau for Health and Human Services Organizations.
Dr. Gambescia has held several academic administrative positions. He was an assistant dean in the Goodwin College of Professional Studies at Drexel; a dean of graduate and professional studies (Cabrini College); executive director of adult and continuing professional studies, assistant V.P. academic affairs and assistant to the president at Neumann College.
Dr. Gambescia received his first degree from Saint Joseph’s University (sociology); a professional degree in journalism/public relations from Charles Morris Price; M.Ed. from the School of Education at The Pennsylvania State University; M.B.A. from Regis University; Master of Humanities from Tiffin University; and Ph.D. in health care policy at Temple University. Courses taught are in the area of health care policy, nonprofits and health care, health care marketing and health care management and leadership.