Paul Longenecker

Paul Longenecker



Health & Sport Sciences, 012

Senior Instructor
Department of Health & Sport Sciences

Paul Longenecker started teaching at Otterbein in 2012 with the introduction of the Masters of Science in Allied Health program. Prior to coming to Otterbein, Longenecker taught at Lourdes University in Sylvania, Ohio in the College of Business and Leadership where he taught courses in the undergraduate business program, the Master of Organizational Leadership program and oversaw the undergraduate Health Care Administration major. Previously, he has served as adjunct faculty at Ohio University and The University of Toledo. In addition to his work in higher education, he 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.

He has been involved in hospice and palliative care for the last 20 years and serves as a frequent speaker at healthcare conferences. He currently serves on the NHPCO Ethics Committee and in 2005 helped develop the NHPCO MDP Ethics module and served as its faculty since its inception. He holds both Associate and Bachelor degrees in nursing, an MBA in Health Care Administration and Management and Advanced Study in Health Administration.


  • Post Graduate Study, Health Administration, Kennedy-Western University, 2000-2004
  • 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, Creative, & Professional Work

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


  • Longenecker, P.D. (2018). It’s true what they say about hospice care. NHPCO National Center Newsline, Winter edition. 27-31. Online link:
  • “Ethical Challenges of Hospice Managers: A Retrospective Review”, Audio Recording (MP3), National Harbor, MD: Digital Conference Providers, Inc., April 2015
  • Longenecker, P.D. (2014). The ethical challenges of hospice managers. NHPCO National Center Newsline, Winter edition. 28-32. Online link:
  • 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.
  • “Understanding the Impact of Values on Organizational Culture”, Audio Recording (MP3), National Harbor, MD: Digital Conference Providers, Inc., March 2014
  • 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

  • 2015 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