- Ph.D. (Social Gerontology) Miami University of Ohio
- M.S. (Systems Management) Rush University,
First Year at Xavier University:
Organizational Theory, Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management, Marketing, Managed Care
Karen Kent is an assistant professor for the Department of Health Services Administration at Xavier University. She has been a faculty member in the department at Xavier since 2004. Ms. Kent earned her PhD in Social Gerontology from Miami University of Ohio, a master’s degree in Health System Management from Rush University and a bachelor’s degree in Health Planning and Administration from Penn State University.
Currently, she teaches graduate courses in health care management and strategic planning and marketing, as well as coordinates the capstone course. She has also taught other health care courses at other universities including managed care/insurance, introduction to healthcare services and health care policy.
Prior to her teaching at Xavier, Ms. Kent taught at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland and Loyola University of Maryland. She also held several administrative positions for the Johns Hopkins Health System and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her administrative background included clinical operations, research administration, and managed care contracting. Ms. Kent started at Johns Hopkins as an administrative fellow.
Community service has been an interest for Ms. Kent. While living in Baltimore she was active with the Transplant Resource Center, Baltimore Medical Systems (a federally qualified health center) and the Association of Otolaryngology Administrators. Ms. Kent serves on a variety of community boards in Cincinnati including the community advisory board for Healthcare Connections (Lincoln Heights Health Care) as well as several organizations in the community of Wyoming, Ohio.