Faculty - Health Care Administration Program

Tracy J. Farnsworth

Tracy J. Farnsworth, EdD., MHSA, MBA, FACHE

Associate Dean - College of Business
HCA Program Director
Associate Professor

208-282-3806

farntrac@isu.edu

Dr. Tracy J Farnsworth is an Associate Professor, Healthcare Administration, and Associate Dean, College of Business, Idaho State University (ISU). In October 2016, Farnsworth was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.

 

Dr. Farnsworth is a graduate of Brigham Young University. He received Masters Degrees in Business and Health Services Administration from Arizona State University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership at ISU.

Prior to his transition to higher education Dr. Farnsworth assumed various Hospital CEO and executive level appointments with Intermountain Healthcare, Catholic Healthcare West, the City of Hope National Medical Center, and other public and private healthcare organizations.

A Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, Dr. Farnsworth has written and spoken widely on subjects related to hospital and health systems performance improvement, healthcare reform, medical education, healthcare leadership/governance.

Ruiling Guo

Ruiling Guo, DHA

Associate Professor

Office: BA 530

208-282-2927

guoruil@isu.edu

https://sites.google.com/a/isu.edu/ruiling/

Ruiling Guo, D.H.A. is an Associate Professor in the Health Care Administration Program at the College of Business, Idaho State University (ISU). She joined the ISU faculty in 2003. Dr. Guo has extensive working and teaching experience in health care systems and academic settings in China, Ethiopia, Canada and the US. She has received several awards as the principal investigator and published numerous research articles in evidence-based management and evidence-based practice in healthcare, public health and health information sciences.
 

Adjunct Faculty

Kerry Casperson

Kerry Casperson

Assistant Professor

208-282-5376

caspkerr@isu.edu

Joshua Thompson

Joshua Thompson

Visiting Professor

208-282-2842

thompson.joshua.r@gmail.com

Joshua Thompson is a Graduate of Idaho State University, where he received an MPA emphasizing in Health Care Administration. He is also a graduate of the Villanova Six Sigma Healthcare Program. He has worked as a CEO and Administrator of an acute care psychiatric hospital as well as an Administrator of multiple Nursing Homes. He is in his 3rd term as Chairman for the Idaho Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators. He began teaching at ISU in 2015 as an Adjunct Professor and was hired on full-time as a Visiting Professor in August of 2017.

Robert Cuoio

HCA Internship Coordinator

Stephen Wright

Stephen Wright

Adjunct Professor

208-282-4220

wrigstep@isu.edu

Administrative and Support Staff:

Tracie Chandler

Tracie Chandler

Admin Support

208-282-2842

chantrac@isu.edu

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