M.S. in Healthcare Administration


Courses are taught by UTA graduate faculty and executive managers with considerable experience in the health services field. Nearly all faculty associated with the program hold doctorate degrees, and many have years of business experience. UTA was recently ranked in the Academy of Management Journal as one of the most productive business faculty research programs in America.

The faculty that teach in the HCAD program are selected in part for their interest in teaching and their ability to be innovative in the classroom. Most instructors employ a mix of traditional teaching methods and new, modern team-based learning approaches that stress application across a wide variety of problem solving and decision making situations. In the HCAD program, "doing" has taken its place alongside "knowing" as the foundation of business education.

  • Michael R. Burroughs, FACHE (Master Healthcare Administration, BA Communications, both from Saint Louis University, Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives) has over 27 years of experience in the healthcare industry working with hospitals and healthcare systems of various operating and ownership models. He has an extensive background in hospital operations and financial management. He is an experienced healthcare Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Burroughs' experience includes faith based, safety net, teaching, community not-for-profit and investor owned healthcare organizations. Mr. Burroughs has focused expertise in assisting distressed hospitals move to a position of strategic, operational improvement and financial stability. His operational expertise includes, but is not limited to, running an efficient hospital in a fiscally responsible manner with a strong adherence to clinical quality, patient satisfaction and physician partnering. He is skilled in building effective executive teams and coaching them to achieve defined goals to increase revenue, decrease expenses, improve quality and enhance corporate culture.
  • Jack Dufon III (MHA, Trinity University) has worked for the past eighteen years as a Health Systems Specialist for the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has taught HCAD classes for The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and has an adjunct faculty appointment from Trinity University. Mr. DuFon is very involved with the development of healthcare professionals and has served as a mentor/preceptor to more than twenty-five students of UTA.
  • Jim Dunn
  • M Hollis Hutchinson JD RN (Washington and Lee University School of Law) ), Adjunct Faculty, Universities Center, Dallas, with more than thirty years experience in healthcare and healthcare law, has wide ranging interests in the field of healthcare delivery. CEO of Tutors On Tap, Inc., her areas of expertise include malpractice avoidance, technology integration, patient safety initiatives, and human patient simulations. Currently working on a textbook of Nursing Jurisprudence to address the rising incidence of nursing malfeasance and the attendant costs to Texas and its population.
  • Efendi Jap
  • Kelle Jones (JD, BSN, RN) is the Director of Patient Logistics for Texas Health Resources (THR), one of the largest faith-based, nonprofit health systems in the United States. Kelle joined THR in 1988 as an admissions clerk in the ER, and worked her way up to nurse manager before obtaining her law degree in 2004. After practicing med-mal defense at a private firm for several years and actually representing THR in several cases, she returned to corporate healthcare as Risk Manager in 2008. Kelle was hired as Director of Patient Logistics in January of 2012 after THR's transfer center had undergone extensive reorganization and implemented TeleTracking's TransferCenter™ software. In the last year, she has overseen an increase of transfers from 1250 per month to over 1600 per month, and has centralized the bed management function for 3 of the 17 acute care hospitals within their system.
  • James Logsdon (MBA, Cardinal Stritch College, Masters of Science in Healthcare Administration, UTA), currently serving as Vice President Business Operations for Texas Health Resources for the past 14 years. Member of American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA), and American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management (AAHAM). He has presented innovative healthcare business office management strategies at HFMA and other national healthcare conferences. Jim is a graduate of Officer Candidate School, United States Marine Corps.
  • David A. Mack (PhD, Management, The University of Texas at Arlington), is Associate Dean for Communications and Executive Education and the Executive Director of the Goolsby Leadership Academy in the UTA College of Business, and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses for the college. Dr. Mack has had extensive management experience in the insurance industry and is co-owner, with his wife, of a financial services marketing/management business in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.
  • Larry Nelson (MHA) has been in healthcare more than 20 years He currently serves as a Community Healthcare Director at John Peter Smith Health Network and Prior to joining JPS; Nelson was a Division Administrator with UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He has also held Management positions with Nurse Finders, StarMed Healthcare, Alexian Brothers Hospital and Wilcare/Integra Hospice and Home Care in San Jose, CA. He served in the U.S; Navy Hospital Services corps for ten years where he was a hospital corpsman were he provided patient care and emergency care to armed service members and their families. Nelson received his Masters Degree from the University of San Francisco, in California and also holds a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts from Columbia College. His professional activities include serving on focus group committees on healthcare disparity, the United Way's (Area Agency on Aging) and most recently with United Way (Strategic Development Group). He is a member of American College of Healthcare Executives, (ACHE), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), National Association of Healthcare Executives and Leadership Fort Worth. Mr. Nelson is also a published author, who published his first book under his pen name (Lane Nelson), titled "Orphan Child."
  • Tim Philpot (MBA, The University of Texas at Arlington), co-founded Ragsdale Harveson & Philpot, LLC in 2001, where he and his colleagues counsel privately held and family owned enterprises on business continuation, including succession and valuation issues. From 1976-1996 he served as a Chief Executive Officer at Tarrant County Hospital District. As a volunteer, Tim harnesses his experience in the hospital industry as chairman of the Texas Association of Public and Non-Profit Hospitals.
  • Michael Richarme