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Paul Longenecker, R.N., M.B.A. ,

Senior Instructor , Graduate Program Director, Allied Health Master's Program
Department of
Health and Sport Sciences

p/ 614.823.1083
e/ plongenecker@otterbein.edu
Office: Health & Sport Sciences, 012


  • PhD, Health Administration, Kennedy-Western University, 2004
  • MBA, Health Care Administration and Management, The University of Toledo, 1989
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, The University of Toledo, 1982
  • Associate Degree in Nursing, Michael J. Owens Technical College, 1977

Research & Teaching Interests

  • Health Care Administration
  • Health Care Ethics
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Organizational Culture
  • Succession Planning
  • Mentoring


  • Longenecker, P.D. (2014). The ethical challenges of hospice managers. NHPCO National Center Newsline, Winter edition. 28-32.
  • Longenecker, C.O. & Longenecker, P.D. (2014). Why hospital improvement efforts fail: A view from the front line. Journal of Healthcare Management, 59(2), 146-157.
  • Longenecker, P.D. (2013). The positive impact of individual core values. Journal of Business Ethics, 115 (3), 429-434.
  • Longenecker, P.D. (2010). The ethical balancing act of hospice care, Home Healthcare Nurse. 28(7), 1-7.
  • Longenecker, P.D. (2009). Who says we don’t: The perspective from a small Catholic liberal arts college, Journal of Leadership Studies, Symposium, Fall 2009, 3(3), 83-84.
  • Longenecker, P.D. (2009). On growing your own future leaders: Succession planning practices of hospices, The John Ben Sheppard Journal of Practical Leadership, 4(1), 117-127
  • Longenecker, P.D. (2008). Understanding leadership skills of hospice executives, Journal of Leadership Studies, 2(3), 17-25

Affiliations & Awards

  • Edgar C. Hayhow Award, American College of Health Executives
  • Best article in the Journal of Healthcare Management in 2014
  • Faculty Excellence Award, Lourdes University
  • 2012 Small Business Week Award, Lancaster Fairfield County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2003 Campaign Chairman’s Recognition Award - Campaign 2000: United Way of Fairfield County
  • 2001 Value Added Performance Award, Intensiva Hospital of Columbus
  • 1998 President’s Award for Excellence in Management
  • St. Vincent Medical Center; 1986

Personal Biography

I started teaching at Otterbein in 2012 with the introduction of the Masters of Science in Allied Health program. Prior to coming to Otterbein, I taught at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio in the College of Business and Leadership where I taught courses in the undergraduate business program, the Master of Organizational Leadership program and oversaw the undergraduate Health Care Administration major. Previously, I had served as adjunct faculty at Ohio University and The University of Toledo. In addition to my work in higher education, I worked in the health care industry for over 30 years as a clinician, manager, executive and consultant in variety of health care and non-profit settings. This experience helped in fine tuning the focus of my research which is leadership and organizational practices of hospice organizations. I frequently present on leadership, ethics and organizational practices. In addition to my academic role; I serve as President and Lead Consultant for The Transformational Group, LLC where I provide consulting services on leadership and organizational practices for health care and non-profit organizations. I am an Associate Faculty Member of the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a member of Association of University Programs of Health Administration. Currently, I serves as Vice-President of the Board of the Westerville Library Foundation and the Research Committee of the National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization. On a personal note; I am married, have five children and five grandchildren and am a avid runner, biker, hiker and kayaker.

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