Clarkson University Associate Professor Amber Stephenson has been named Director of Healthcare Management Programs in the Reh School of Business. She succeeds John Huppertz, now Professor Emeritus, who served the university for 18 years.
Stephenson, who has been with Clarkson for seven years, also brings prior managerial experience to the table. She is the former Director and Senior Research Associate of Temple University’s Nonprofit Evaluation Services and Training (NEST) program where she managed research, curricular development, evaluation, and capacity building exercise. She also has experience working in the Pennsylvania Medicaid program as the primary analyst for multiple state health initiatives.
Stephenson will now manage the Healthcare MBA, MS in Clinical Leadership, MS in Healthcare Data Analytics, the Healthcare Management Certificate program, and will co-direct the Leadership in Medicine (LIM) program with Joanne Fitzgerald of Union College and Sarah McCallum of Albany Medical College.
“I sincerely feel lucky and privileged to have worked with John over these past seven years. He has been absolutely influential over my own career development and has ensured that I am thoroughly prepared for the task at hand,” said Stephenson.
When asked what the next chapter looks like for Professor Huppertz, he replied “the agenda has been vacationing, grandkids, golf, cycling, sailing, and hiking.”
“Left undone is the long list of house projects I am supposed to do,” he added jokingly.