Buchbinder to Serve as Interim Dean of Brown School of Business and Leadership
Stevenson University is pleased to announce that Sharon L. Buchbinder, Ph.D., will serve as Interim Dean for the Brown School of Business & Leadership (SBL) effective January 1, 2022. Buchbinder, who has been with the university full time since 2012, currently serves the Graduate Program Director, Stevenson University Online Program Coordinator, and Professor of Healthcare Management and Business Administration.
Buchbinder is a Registered Nurse with a Ph.D. in Health Resources Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago and brings over 40 years of professional experience to her new role. Prior to joining the university, Buchbinder served as Coordinator for the Healthcare Management program and Chair of the Department of Health Sciences while at Towson University, growing the program enrollment and leading the process for achieving the 2000 certification and the 2006 recertification of the program through the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
Since transitioning to the School of Business and Leadership from Stevenson University Online in July 2020, Buchbinder has been actively engaged with both the campus-based (“traditional”) and SUO programs, aligning the SUO curricula for the Business Administration program with the traditional program and making substantive contributions to the university’s recent IACBE accreditation.
As a thought leader and distinguished scholar, Buchbinder’s textbooks are best-sellers in the realm of healthcare management education and are used in programs around the world. Buchbinder also has sustained engagement with a variety of professional journals and organizations and served as past Chair of the Board of Directors for AUPHA. As a researcher, teacher, and academic administrator, Buchbinder has a demonstrated her commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, incorporating direct instruction in cultural competency throughout the Healthcare Management program curriculum as well as in her published work and student-facing textbooks.