Sherry Fontaine, Ph.D.

Director of Curriculum and Assessment and Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences

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Areas of Expertise: 

  • Healthcare Planning
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Curriculum Development
  • Distance Education
  • Program Assessment and Evaluation


  • PhD, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • MRP, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • BA, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA


  • The Role of Allocative Planning in the Distribution of Medical Technological Resources: An Analysis of Health Care Policies in England and the United states

 Research Areas of Interest:

  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Intersection of Health Services Delivery and Planning

Select Publications: 

  • Fontaine, S. (2017). Bridging Health Service Gaps: Bringing Telemental Health to the River District Clinic. Sage Business Cases. Sage Publications, Ltd.
  • Fontaine, S. and Cook, S. (2014) Co-curricular engagement for adult online learners. Online Journal of Distance Learning Administration, Vol. (3) .
  • Fontaine, S. (2010). Creating a place for the arts in healthcare leadership education in Creative Arts in Interdisciplinary Practice: Inquiries for Hope and Change, Detselig/Temeron Books, Alberta, Canada: 331-344.

 Select Professional Experience:

  • Executive Director and Associate Professor, Master of Healthcare Leadership Program, Park University
  • Director and Associate Professor, Master of Public Health Program, Creighton University 
  • Chair and Associate Professor, MBA in Healthcare Leadership Program, Viterbo University
  • Director of Doctoral Programs in Health Policy, Health Education and the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, D'Youville College