Faculty Profile

Dale Gooden

Adjunct Faculty and Doctoral Faculty Advisor



Dale L. Gooden, DHSc, EJD, MBA, is an award-winning educator and subject-matter- expert in business administration, information systems, informatics, data science, cybersecurity, health administration, health law and compliance, health information technology, clinical information systems, and the health sciences.


Dr. Gooden is a professor of Business Administration and on the Doctoral Dissertation Committee at Saybrook University; he is a part-time professor of Health Administration at Colorado State University Global and the lead faculty at Concordia University Irvine. Dr. Gooden is an associate professor of Healthcare Leadership at Union Institute and University. His teaching philosophy is a student-centered methodology with focused learning outcomes designed to build and reinforce self-directed student learning.  From 2018 -2022, Dr. Gooden also serves as Dissertation Chair and Doctoral Faculty Advisory for the Doctor of Business Administration and Healthcare Administration Program at Franklin University.


As a mid-career professional in healthcare and life sciences, Dr. Gooden works as a Senior Consultant for Infosys, a global IT services, artificial intelligence, and digital transformation consulting firm. He has over a decade of progressive experience in macro healthcare projects in both hospital and clinical environments. He served as the HIE Program Manager during his tenure at Laboratory Corporation of America (LabCorp). He was a Director of Electronic Health Records (EHR) Implementation for Tenet Health and Cardiovascular Access Centers. He has spearheaded clinical information systems projects for Healthcare Partners (Optum), WellPoint, Community Health Systems, and Kaiser-Permanente.


Dr. Gooden's unique academic instruction approach integrates real-world proven experience with academic rigor, setting high expectations for student performance and engagement with the learning outcomes. In 2016, he was awarded academic faculty of the year by his colleagues. Dr. Gooden received a Doctor of Health Sciences (DHSc) in Fundamentals of Education from A.T. Still University of Osteopathic Medicine in 2017. His dissertation analyzed cybersecurity breaches in modern healthcare organizations since the adoption of electronic health records. He earned an Executive Juris Doctorate (EJD) in Health Law from Concord Law School at Purdue University Global in 2021. Dr. Gooden was conferred a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Health Services Management from the University of La Verne in 2011.


AT Still University
Doctor of Health Sciences
University of La Verne (La Verne, California)
Master of Business Administration, Business Administration
California State University
Bachelor of Arts, IDS: Global Studies

Work Experience

2020 - Present
Vascular Access Centers, EMR Director, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2020 - Present
Colorado State University Global, Adjunct Professor
2019 - 2020
National Education Partners, MHA Program Director and Associate Professor
2018 - 2019
Ohio University, Assistant Professor of Healthcare Administration, Athens, Ohio
2018 - Present
Franklin University, Doctoral Faculty Advisor
2017 - Present
Concordia University Irvine, Adjunct Faculty, Irvine, California
2016 - 2017
University of Phoenix, Associate Facility, Southern California Campus, California
2016 - 2020
Laboratory Corporation of America, Program Manager, Remote
2011 - 2013
Tenet Healthcare, EMR Implementation Manager, Lakewoood, California
2007 - 2011
Healthcare Partners, Training Project Manager, Torrance, California