Kent Willis



William “Kent” Willis is an Assistant Professor in the Management and Health Care Administration Department at the Lewis College of Business. He serves as the coordinator of both the undergraduate and graduate health administration programs in the college. He has worked professionally in the health care field for 25 years before beginning his teaching career. Kent’s teaching involves the health care program and undergraduate management program. His research in the health care discipline focuses on communication issues in health care, nursing topics, and health administration issues. His work has been published in a variety of academic journals both nationally and internationally and he has presented at both national and international conferences.


DrPH, Health Services Management, University of Kentucky, 2012
MSHA, Management of Health Care Services, Marshall University, 2005
BS, Business Management, Marshall University, 2003
BS, Cytotechnology, Marshall University, 1990
AS, Biological Science, Ashland Community College, 1977
Robert Bruce Hayes Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching, Lewis College of Business, April 2019
Best Paper in Health Informatics and Technology track, Business and Health Administration Association, March 2019
MBAA International McGraw-Hill Education Distinguished Paper Award, March 2017
HCA 622: Utilization of HSR
HCA 630: Legal Issues/Health Care Management
HCA 650: Comparative Health Systems
HCA 655: Health Care Marketing
HCA 658: Long Term Care
HCA 659: Rural Health Car
HCA 671: Health Care Practicum
MGT 320: Principles of Management
MGT 350: Health Care Management
MGT 354: Health Care Delivery Systems
MGT 355: Health Care Prods. & Services
MGT 454: Trends Health Care Delivery
MGT 455: Health Care Policy Seminar
MGT 460: Strategic Management
MGT 471: Prac. Health Care Management I
MPNA 710: Finance Management for Health Care Prof.
MPNA 755: Mkt. Goods/Service Med. Environment
Preechavuthinant, S., Willis, W. K., & Coustasse-Hencke, A. M. (2018). Trends and effects of pharmaceutical DTCA. The International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketing, 12(1), 61-70.
Willis, W. K., Muslin, I. S., & Timko, K. (2016). A house divided: Cooperative and competitive recruitment in vital industries. Journal of Nursing Management, 24(2), 253-260.
Health care leadership, Health finance, Health policy, Healthcare management, and Healthcare marketing
Assistant Professor of Health Care Management, Marshall University, 2012 to Present
Assistant Professor Health Care Management, Clayton State University, Morrow, Georgia, 2010 to 2012
Officer, President/Elect/Past, Business and Health Administration Association, March 2019 to March 2020
Committee Member, Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), August 2019 to January 2020
Officer, President/Elect/Past, Business and Health Administration Association, October 2017 to April 2018