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  • 1. THOMAS K. ROSS EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND Doctorate Degree: Doctor of Philosophy Economics Saint Louis University, 1995 Masters Degrees: Master of Business Administration Majors: Finance and Accounting University of Cincinnati, 1981 Master of Arts Major: Communications University of Cincinnati, 1981 Bachelors Degree: Bachelor of Business Administration Majors: Accounting and Management University of Cincinnati, 1979 ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE Assistant Professor of Health Services and Information Management, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, July 2005 to present. Undergraduate Courses taught: Interpersonal Team Skills for Health Supervisors, (HSMA 3035), Quality Management in Health Care (HIMA 4030), Outcomes Assessment and Management (HSMA 4070), and Applied Health Services Research (HIMA 4075). Graduate courses taught: Health Systems and Problems (COHE 6000), Financial Management of Health Care Organizations (COHE 6610), and Health Care Strategic Planning and Management (COHE 6620). Assistant Professor of Health Care Administration, King’s College, Wilkes-Barre, PA, August 2001 to June 2006. Undergraduate Courses taught: Financial Management for Health Care Managers (HCA 352), Principles of Economics: Macro (CORE 153), and Production and Operations Management (BUS 363). Graduate courses taught: Introduction to Health Services Systems (HCA 500), Health Policy (HCA 501), Health Care Economics (HCA 504), Health Care Financial Management (HCA 507), Quantitative Business Methods for Health Care (HCA 511), Quantitative Business Methods (BUS 511), Managerial Accounting for Health Care Administration (HCA 541), Health Care Information Systems (HCA 573), and Strategic Management in Health Care Organizations (HCA 597). Assistant Professor of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, South Bend, South Bend, IN, August 1995 to August 2001. Undergraduate courses taught: Management Science for Policy Analysis Methods (V348), Health Finance and Budgeting (H352), Managing Government Operations (V368), Financing Public Affairs (V371/E308), Financial Management and Budgeting (V372), and Introduction to Macroeconomics (E104). Graduate courses taught: Health Services Financial Management (H509), Health Economics (H514), Statistical Methods for Health Services (H518), Ambulatory Care and Managed Care Programs (H604), Health Services Quality Improvement and Risk Management (H606), Health Care Information Systems (Health Informatics) (H628), Public Managerial Economics (V517), Health Services Management (V543), The U.S. Health Care System (V545), Public Finance and Budgeting (V560), and Health Planning (V631), Instructor of Economics, Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, January 1990 to May 1995. Undergraduate courses taught: Survey of Economics (B190), Principles of Microeconomics (B204), Principles of Macroeconomics (B212), Intermediate Macroeconomics (B312), and Intermediate Microeconomics (B314). Adjunct Instructor in Business Administration, Maryville University, St. Louis, MO, August 1992 to May 1994. Undergraduate courses taught: Health Care Financial Management (H455). Work Experience: Director of Patient Accounting, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, MO, October 1986 to December 1989.
  • 2. Thomas K. Ross, Ph.D. p. 2 Manager of System Support, Genisys Decision Corporation, Chicago, IL, June 1985 to June 1986. Senior Financial Consultant, Mediflex Systems Corporation, Evanston, IL, February 1983 to June 1985. Manager of Patient Accounts, MacNeal Memorial Hospital, Berwyn, IL, October 1981 to January 1983. Consulting Experience: Memorial Medical Group, South Bend, IN Golden Rule Insurance Company, Indianapolis, IN St. John’s Mercy Medical Center, St. Louis, MO Southeast Missouri Hospital, Cape Girardeau, MO. ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS, PRESENTATIONS, AND PROCEEDINGS Publications: ““No Significant Difference” Only on the Surface” International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, July 2007, coauthored with Paul Bell “Leadership Frames and Perceptions of Effectiveness among Health Information Management Program Directors”, Perspectives in Health Information Management, Fall 2007 coauthored with Bonita Sasnett. “A Statistical Process Control Case Study”, Quality Management in Health Care, October 2006. Turkish Version of the Jefferson Scale of Attitudes toward Physician-Nurse Collaboration: A Preliminary Study, Contemporary Nursing,, co-authored with Aysegul Yildirim, Fevzi Akinci, Metin Ates, Emre Isci, and Denis Selimen, October 2006. “What Patients Want: The Foundation of Strategic Management”, Healthcare Financial Management. August 2005, “Physician-Nurse Attitudes Toward Collaboration in Istanbul’s Public Hospitals”, International Journal of Nursing Studies, co-authored with Aysegul Yildirim, Metin Ates, Fevzi Akinci, Denis Selimen, Halim Issever, Aylin Erdim and Mefftun Akgun, May 2005. “The Economic Costs of High-Risk Health Behaviors” in High Risk Health Behaviors, Padakami Press, 2005. “Analyzing Health Care Operations Using ABC”, Journal of Health Care Finance, Spring 2004. “Quality Management” in Understanding Health Care: A Guide for Directors of Health Care Institutions, Padakami Press, 2002. Test Bank to accompany Economics, Theory and Practice, co-authored with Patrick J. Welch and Gerry F. Welch, Dryden Press, 1998. "Adam Smith's Influence on James Madison" The Modern Schoolman, May 1996. Review of Political Economy of Fairness by Edward Zajac, Forum for Social Economics, Spring 1996. Presentations and Conference Participation: “Real Option Theory and Health Care Providers: A Conceptual Framework” coauthored with David Martin and Fevzi Akinci, accepted for presentation Third Annual Conference on Healthcare Systems, Charleston, WV, October 2004. “Translation into Turkish, Adaption and Validation of “The Jefferson Scale of Attitudes Toward Physician-Nurse Collaboration”, coauthored with Aysegul Yildirim, Metin Ates, Fevzi Akinci, Denis Selimen, Halim Issever, Aylin Erdim and Mefftun Akgun, accepted for presentation Third Annual Conference on Healthcare Systems, Charleston, WV, October 2004. “Malthus: Faction Advocate or Misguided Theorist?” presented at History of Economics Society Meeting, Victoria University, Toronto, June 200 “Faction: Government and Economics”, presented at History of Economics Society, Duke University, Durham NC, July 2003. “Natural Order and Faction, A Nexus between Theory of Moral Sentiments and Wealth of Nations”, presented at History of Economics Society, University of California, Davis, July 2002. “Health Care Spending in the G7” paper presented at the Western Economics Association International annual conference, San Diego, CA, July 1999 Discussant of “Konus Cost of Living Indexes with Medical Goods and Uncertainty” by Ralph Bradley at the Western Economics Association International annual conference, San Diego, CA, July 1999
  • 3. Thomas K. Ross, Ph.D. p. 3 Discussant of “Defining the Rural Hospital Market and Rural Hospital Competition” by Chul-Young Roh at the Western Economics Association International annual conference, San Diego, CA, July 1999. “Thomas Hobbes and Classical Political Economy” paper presented at the History of Economics Society meetings, Greensboro, NC, June 1999. Discussant of “‘Confusion de Confuiones’: Ethics and Individual Behavior in 17th Century Stock Exchange Markets” by Jose-Luis Cardoso at the History of Economics Society meetings, Greensboro, NC, June 1999. “Do Public Health Expenditures Crowd Out Private Spending?” paper presented at the Western Economics Association International annual conference, Lake Tahoe, NV, July 1998. Chair and discussant in “High Tech Industries: Pharmaceuticals and Software” session at the Western Economics Association International annual conference, Lake Tahoe, NV, July 1998. Discussant of “Patient Health Status and Trauma Care Provision” by Edward Rice, Ali Tarhouni and James Gurney at the Western Economics Association International annual conference, Lake Tahoe, NV, July 1998. “Medicine and the Origins of Political Economy” paper presented at the History of Economics Society meetings, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 1997. “DRG Weights and Utilization” paper presented at the Midwest Economics Association meeting, Chicago, IL, March 1997. Discussant of “Accounting for Future Costs in Medical Cost-Effectiveness Analysis” by David Meltzer at the Midwest Economics Association meeting, Chicago, IL, March 1997. "DRG Weights and Utilization" paper presented, discussed “Costs of Screening for Colorectal Cancer: An Australian Program” by Jeff Gow and chaired Health and Welfare II at the Western Economic Association International annual meeting, Seattle, WA, July 1997. Discussant of "The Preventive-Cure-Treatment Dilemma in Health Care” by Daniel Levy, Hashem Dezbakhsh and Manoucher Pavin and chair Health and Welfare I at the Western Economic Association International annual meeting, Seattle, WA, July 1997. “Of Adam Smith and the Role of Government” paper presented at the History of Economics Society conference, Charleston, SC, June 1997. "A National Age Limit for Executing Youthful Murders: Deterrence Theory and Juvenile Murder Rates Before and After the Thompson v. Oklahoma Decision" paper presented at The American Society of Criminology annual meeting, Chicago, IL, November 1996. "A Madisonian Perspective on the Growth of Government" paper presented at the Western Economic Association International annual meeting, San Francisco, CA. Discussant of "Gender, Race, and Access to Health Care" by Ratha T. Ramoo at the Western Economic Association International annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 1996. Health Economics II, chair, Western Economic Association International annual meeting, San Francisco, CA, July 1996. "Economies of Scope in Hospitals" paper presented at Midwest Economics Association annual meeting, Chicago, IL, April 1996. "'Perfect Liberty and Justice' in Adam Smith's Economy" paper presented at the Western Economic Association International Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 1995. Discussant of "Private Sector vs. Public Sector Externalities" by Arman Mansoorian and Gordon M. Myers at the Western Economic Association International Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, July 1995. Discussant of "To What Extent Did Mill's Economics Evolve During His Final Decade and Why?" by Jeff Lipkes at the History of Economics Society Annual Meeting, South Bend, IN, June 1995. "Crowding Out?, Public and Private Health Care Spending" paper presented at the Midwest Economic Association Annual Meeting, Cincinnati, OH, March 1995. "Payer Mix and Hospital Costs" paper presented at the Western Economic Association International Annual Meeting, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, July 1994. "Health Expenditures in the G7" paper presented at the Midwest Economic Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 1994. PROFESSIONAL and EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS American Society for Quality American Economic Association History of Economics Society Western Economic Association International
  • 4. Thomas K. Ross, Ph.D. p. 4 Midwest Economics Association COLLEGE AND COMMUNITY SERVICE Wyoming Valley Health System, Wilkes-Barre, PA, Patient Safety Committee Wyoming Valley Wellness Trails Partnership, Wilkes-Barre, PA Northeast Regional Cancer Institute, Scranton, PA, Work Plan Research Committee Saint Joseph Hospital, Mishawaka, IN, Board of Directors