Health Administration Department
1601 Cherry Street, Room 774
Stephen F. Gambescia, PhD, MEd, MBA, MHum, MCHES, is a clinical professor of Health Services Administration. 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 30 years of experience in the field of health promotion/disease prevention.
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.
His research interests have been in tobacco control, chronic disease risk awareness/prevention, and broadly in health communication. His research interests in higher education include continuing professional education program development, evaluation, credentialing, and in distributed learning. He has co-authored a book on Managing a Public Speaker Bureau for Health and Human Services Organizations.
Dr. Gambescia has served on, or is presently serving on, a number of nonprofit boards from which he can assist in student learning including: Board of Trustees for Delaware County Community College, Society for Public Health Education (President 2006), National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Health Promotion Council of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Public Health Association, Pennsylvania Society for Public Health Education.