Michael J. McDonough, an Associate Teaching Professor and Undergraduate Program Coordinator of Health Administration at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, has worked as an executive in the health care field since 1975. The first twenty years of his career were spent in acute care hospitals. In 1995, he joined an emerging health care system in the long term care division. In 2005, a former colleague asked him to teach a two-week course entitled “the economics of health” during a winter session at a New Jersey college. After the first three-hour class, he was hooked on teaching.
Previously, he was the Chair and full time professor of health services administration at a small college in New Jersey and served as a visiting professor of business administration at another New Jersey college. His work encompasses traditional and hybrid classroom courses, online education and new course development. Dr. McDonough is also a former Licensed Nursing Home Administrator. For fourteen years, he was chairman of a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation of the laboratory and home of Thomas A. Edison in West Orange, New Jersey.
Dr. McDonough holds a Doctor of Medical Humanities degree and graduate degrees in economics and health services administration. His undergraduate degree is in economics. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives [ACHE] and was elected as the ACHE Regent for the Northern New Jersey area to serve a three-year term beginning in March 2017.
He and his wife are the proud parents of three college educated children.